Patagonia, the outdoor clothing store, runs a grant scheme for environmental action, what they call their “Earth Tax”.
The deadline for this year’s grants is the end of June. and you can find more details here.
If you want to talk about it with someone from the Manchester store, then contact Harry Brook on firstname.lastname@example.org
Before you get too excited, please note the eligibility and exclusion criteria.
The grants are for work that:
- is action-oriented
- focuses on root causes
- has a clear strategy
- identifies specific goals and objectives that can be effectively measured to evaluate success
- builds public involvement and civic engagement
- works to build an inclusive and diverse environmental movement
- takes place within the following countries: United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, Australia, Chile, Argentina, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Luxembourg, Italy, Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark, Belgium, Austria and the Czech Republic.
And exclusion criteria –
- organizations without a non-governmental status or a comparable fiscal sponsor
- trail creation, maintenance or restoration
- any dam renovations, human-assisted fish passage infrastructure or hatchery programs
- land acquisition, land trusts or conservation easements
- research, unless it is in direct support of a developed plan for specific action to alleviate an environmental problem
- projects that are solely focused on environmental education
- environmental conferences
- endowment funds
- political campaigns
- green building projects
- bike advocacy, unless the project is in direct support of a climate change solution
- event sponsorships or film festivals
Oh, and here’s the link!!!
Full disclosure: the editor of Manchester Climate Monthly, Marc Hudson, has had a couple of useful interactions with Patagonia staff, and Climate Emergency Manchester, a group he is part of, may be applying for a grant. Then again, it might not.