Applications for LWF Climate Justice Projects


Eligibility criteria for project applications


The call for LWF small-scale climate justice projects led by youth is now open.

Deadline for applications: 6 December 2020.

Applications must be sent by email to under the subject “Youth Climate Project”.

The following eligibility criteria apply to LWF small-scale climate justice projects led by youth:

  • Eligibility of project holder:
    • Any LWF member church is eligible to apply.
    • The project holders will be the young people, i.e., 30 years or younger, from LWF member churches who develop and implement the project locally together with other members of the church and the communities by reaching out to schools, villages, youth groups, and student movements.
    • Project endorsement should be from the leadership of the LWF member church.
    • Every member church may submit only one application.
  • Eligibility of project concept: The project concept has to empower young people to advocate for climate justice action, increase the level of mitigation and adaptation awareness amongst the LWF member churches, and encourage the inclusion of young people in climate action at local and national levels.

Examples: Organizing a local campaign advocating for climate justice, raising ambition on the National Determined Contributions (NDCs) at a national level (see the publication “The critical role of faith actors in national climate debate - Understanding Nationally Determined Contributions”), organizing events to raise awareness on climate change impacts, promoting tree planting - local reforestation, promoting reduce – Reuse – Recycle, strengthening capacity building and education on climate change, etc.

  • Maximum amount requested to LWF: EUR 2,000 per project
  • Project duration: from December 2020 until March 2021

The following screening and approval criteria apply to eligible applications:

  • The application must:
    • Be fully completed, including budget and LWF member church endorsement;
    • Convincingly demonstrate the relevance of the project’s objectives and activities in relation to climate justice action;
    • The project proposed, and the implementation of it must be led by the young people of an LWF member church;
    • Show that the scope of the project’s objectives and activities in relation to the budget and the applicant's capacities is realistic.
  • Regional balance in the allocation of grants will be observed, depending on the available resources.