Applications for LWF Climate Justice Projects


Eligibility criteria for project applications


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

Deadline for applications: 8 May 2022.

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 from LWF member church who develop and implement the project locally along with the other members of the church and the communities by reaching out the schools, villages youth groups and student movements.
    • Project endorsement should be from the leadership of the LWF member church.
    • Only one application for per member church may be submitted.
  • Eligibility of project concept: The project concept has to empower the 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 prior to COP27, advocating for ambitious National Determined Contributions – NDC at a national level, organizing events to raise awareness on climate change impacts, promote 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 July 2022 until October 2022.

The following screening and approval criteria apply to eligible applications:

  • The application must:
    • Be fully completed including budget and LWF member church endorsement;
    • Demonstrate convincingly 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 LWF member church;
    • Show that the scope of the project’s objectives and activities in relation to the budget and the capacities of the applicant is realistic.
  • Regional balance in allocation of grants will be observed, depending on the available resources.