Applications Invited for MFMC Grant

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Applications Invited for MFMC Grant

Organization: Minor Foundation for Major Challenges (MFMC)

Apply By: 12 Aug 2022

Grant Amount: 200000 USD

About the Organization

The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges is a Norwegian foundation that supports communication projects which advance the transition to a low carbon economy. We believe that emissions must fall dramatically over the next two decades and so in 2019 the foundation decided to distribute its capital over the next 10-15 years.

About the Grant

MFMC supports projects that support urgent, large-scale transformation, with a focus on changing policies and practices in public or private institutions. The foundation’s priorities for the 2019-2023 period are to:

  • encourage and support innovation in climate communication
  • increase the number of voices and narratives in climate advocacy
  • help strengthen social and political movements that open up for radical change
  • concentrate on supporting European proposals

The foundation will only consider applications that clearly fall under its strategy.

MFMC traditionally announces six calls for applications every year, in two different categories: large and small grants.

Large Grants In this category, MFMC is looking for projects typically in the range of EUR 20,000 to EUR 200,000, although larger projects may be considered. The application process consists of two steps, where interested organizations are asked to initially submit a short pitch. Based on this, the organization may be invited to submit a full application if the MFMC board finds the project appealing.

Small Grants In this category, it is possible to apply for smaller grants of up to EUR 10,000 in a simplified one-stage process. Applications will be assessed by the MFMC board based on its aims and strategy.

How to Apply

The application must be submitted via the UNIFOR application portal.

Applicant with a Norwegian ID –

  • In order to submit an application to the Minor Foundation for Major Challenges your organization must submit a short description of the planned application to the secretary of the MFMC board.
  • The purpose of the description is to determine whether or not your project clearly falls within the MFMC strategy and thus merits the attention of the board.
  • The secretary to the MFMC board, Mr. Tore Brænd, may be contacted at tore.braend@minor-foundation.no.
  • Please note that processing a description may take several days, and contact should therefore be made well in advance of the deadline for the relevant call.
  • Upon receiving preapproval, applicants with a Norwegian ID can easily access and register in UNIFOR’s application portal through “ID-porten”.
  • Applications by organizations not preapproved by the secretary of the board will be rejected.

International applicant without a Norwegian ID –

In order to access UNIFOR’s application portal without a Norwegian ID, you have to request a user profile by contacting the secretary of the MFMC board. A user profile will be set up if the project is found to clearly fall within the MFMC strategy and thus merits the attention of the board. When contacting the secretary of the MFMC board, prospective applicants must  provide the following information:

  • Name of organization
  • Full name (as is written in passport) of organization’s contact person
  • Organization’s full postal address
  • Contact person’s phone number
  • Contact person’s e-mail address
  • A short description of the planned application, for example the pitch or short description to be submitted in the application form, that clearly explains how the project falls within the strategic aims of MFMC (copy directly into e-mail, not as an attachment)
  • Documentation that you represent an organization, in the form of an officially certified proof of registration (f. ex. tax registration) of your organization must be included as an attachment to your inquiry

The secretary to the MFMC board, Mr. Tore Brænd, may be contacted at tore.braend@minor-foundation.no. Please note that processing a request for a user profile may take several days, and that contact therefore should be made well in advance of the deadline for the relevant call.

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