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Provided by ShareYourself

Offering $1,000

Status: Open

AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY GRANT
As climate change continues to be one of the biggest threats to the survival of our planet, affordable and clean energy remains the sustainable way to produce and consume energy without any major impact on the environment. At the local grassroots level, the demand for energy used in cooking and heating is driving environmental degradation arising from deforestation, which accelerates the impacts of climate change in these local communities. Therefore, in our own efforts to make meaningful contributions towards mitigating climate change, we will be giving 3 projects $1,000 apiece, to deploy clean energy options in their community for the benefit of all.

SDGs:
  • #7 Affordable And Clean Energy
  • #13 Climate Change

Application Open Date:
October 1, 2021
Application Close Date:
October 23, 2021
Grant Award Decision Date:
October 25, 2021

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In order for your application to qualify for our decision-making process, you must have completed the following requirements:

For New Users:
  • Signup and complete a profile, attaching a profile photo.
  • Create a project on the SYS platform that is solving a grassroots need.
  • Upload a relevant project photo.
  • Add at least 5 team members to your project by inviting them to ShareYourself.
  • Create project updates on the ShareYourself platform regularly, highlighting project activities or intended activities.
  • Create multiple milestones and tasks by using the task feature on your project profile. This requirement is key to your application.
  • Follow 5 or more other users and projects on ShareYourself.
  • Share the grant to your social media, follow and tag ShareYourself
For Existing Users:
  • Apply for your preferred grant by creating a new project or by selecting any of your existing projects.
  • Have at least 3 NEW team members on your project. New users are preferred.
  • Create project updates on the ShareYourself platform regularly, highlighting project activities or intended activities.
  • Create multiple milestones and tasks by using the task feature on your project profile. This requirement is key to your application.
  • Follow 5 or more other users and projects on ShareYourself.
  • Share the grant to your social media, follow and tag ShareYourself.
Additional information:
  • The grant money must be used to benefit the project, not the recipient.
  • The project must have a focus on Affordable and Clean Energy.
  • Grants are awarded to projects that demonstrate progress, viability, and strong involvement from the project creator and team members.
  • Projects which have clearly articulated their goals and have a realistic execution plan will be favored.
  • Please note, that while many people apply for this grant, only three projects will be selected.
Am I elibigle?
Eligibility is dependent on the parameters in the grant description under the General Info tab.

Who is deciding the grant winners? Back to top
Winners are decided by either specific clients providing the grant or by members of the ShareYourself staff. We select winners during a meeting dedicated to thoroughly reviewing each individual application and project.

How does ShareYourself decide the grant winners? Back to top
If the ShareYourself staff is choosing winners rather than an external client or grant provider we do the following...

Grant winners are chosen based on the following criteria:
  • The project must meet the grant criteria; whether it’s location or theme.
  • The quality of steps taken towards completion of requirements.
  • Active interaction with the ShareYourself platform by both the project creator and their team.
    • Activity is defined as demonstrating progress on the development of the project, which includes:
      • Frequency of logins
      • Opening and closing tasks and milestones
      • Creating detailed, creative and authentic tasks and milestones
      • Sharing updates
  • Active communication with the ShareYourself team regarding the project.
  • Demonstration of enthusiasm and dedication for the project, social/environmental impact, and action the project requires in order to succeed.


What stage should my idea be? Back to top
We accept projects that are at any stage of completion. In fact, we encourage new projects so that the applicant is able to collaborate and share ideas with the ShareYourself community.

What is the timeline? Back to top
The timeline for each grant application will be listed under the General Info tab.

Can my idea be an international venture/project or does my project need to be based in the USA? Back to top
This depends on the grant, to find out if you meet the guidelines read the parameters in the grant description under the General Info tab.

What are my chances of winning? Back to top
The majority of our grants are awarded to multiple applicants, if you demonstrate that you have a dedication to improving our world - then you will have a higher chance of winning the grant.