Small Grants Call – 2021/22

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The CHASE Climate Justice Network is happy to announce its first Small Grants Project Fund for a limited amount of projects with individual grants up to £600.

Proposals should engage with and respond to some of the overall aims of the CHASE Climate Justice Network to explore:

  • Methods for addressing climate justice within and beyond academia
  • How to build meaningful connections with those resisting environmental injustice
  • Intersectionality and diversity in relation to the climate crisis
  • Giving space to slow forms of attention and care sensitive to the climate crisis

The Small Grants Project Fund is open to but not limited to creative projects (audio, visual, film, creative writing, small exhibitions, zines and other publications), small events (reading or discussion groups, workshops, panels with invited speakers, wellbeing initiatives) and the creation of practical toolkits or shared resources.

We have created a list of questions to inspire different projects and inquiries. These are not prescriptive, rather they are intended to provide starting points:

  • What could a climate justice micro-intervention look like? What formats can we conceive that address climate justice within academia and beyond?
  • How can we make the slow but violent effects of the climate crisis visible/audible/tangible?
  • How can we engage with the climate crisis in localised, embodied and/or experimental ways?
  • How can we re-imagine academia in a way that’s sensitive to climate justice?
  • How can work that engages with the climate crisis be intersectional and sensitive to forms of oppression, such as those related to gender, race, class and land rights?
  • What new forms of attention and care can we cultivate in response to the climate crisis?

Time scales and selection criteria

Key dates:

  • Deadline for applications 16th July, 2021
  • Successful applicants will be notified by 23rd August, 2021
  • Grant holders will be expected to have concluded their projects by the end of March 2022.

Applications should include an applicant or co-applicant who is a PhD student or member of staff at a CHASE institution. If you would like to apply, but need help locating a co-applicant, please get in touch:

The applications will be assessed by a panel including members of the CHASE Climate Justice Network and invited assessors from CHASE institutions. Assessing your projects we will consider:

  • Is the project doable within the given timeline?
  • Does it meet the overall objectives of the CHASE Climate Justice network?
  • Is the budget well-planned and feasible?
  • Is the project sensitive to questions of intersectionality and justice?
  • Is it mindful of its direct environmental impact (in terms of travel, materials etc)

How to apply

Please fill out the following application form:

Then email it to

If you have any questions about the call for proposals please get in touch.

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