FoWO special project grant 2016

Nov 26, 2016

The purpose of this scheme is to support WWOOF hosts with development projects. A £500 grant is awarded to the WWOOF host who wins the programme selection process.

What kind of projects are funded?

This programme awards grants for special projects that help further the WWOOF movement, enhance the educational experience of visiting WWOOFers on host farms, and promote small-scale organic agriculture. The FoWO (Federation of WWOOF Organisations) Host Grant Programme encourages WWOOFer involvement in the execution and outcome of the funded project, and proposals from hosts who are in need and are committed to the goals of WWOOF.

Proposals will be considered by a panel of judges where the following points are of particular interest:

  1. Will the project result in sustainable change to the host farm?
  2. Will the project involve WWOOFers?
  3. Will the project demonstrate good organic farming and growing principles to future WWOOFers?

Who can apply?

All hosts who have been a member of a WWOOF organisation for at least the last two years and haven’t already won it the grant.

How it works?

  1. the host must present a project using this online form and submit it before the 12 noon UTC 15th December 2016
  2. an International panel will choose the winner by 15th January 2017
  3. the winner will receive half of the grant award to begin the project on 1st February 2017
  4. when the project is done (deadline 30th November 2017) the host will receive the second half of the grant award. 

Who is on the panel?

The panel will be composed by five International WWOOF Coordinators.

What can I include as a cost in the project?

You can include essential materials or tools you must buy to complete your project and any training you need. If you apply for funding to attend a training event your project must include the implementation of what you learned.
You can’t include your working time but you can include the working time for a highly specialized job that you (or most of us) are not able to do i.e. you must hire somebody.

How can I prove that the project is done?

You must take photos of all the process (before, during and after) and provide receipts/orders for any equipment/services that are purchased. Somebody from the WWOOF Organisation may visit your place to see the developing and the results of the project.

To complete an application form for this grant and for further information, please click here

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