Oilwatch is pleased to announce a call for proposals for small grants of  USD $5,000  to support grassroots groups and movements working on projects aligned with its principles and focused on addressing the issues of fossil fuels impacts, Building new resistance campaigns against extractive activities, Advocacy campaigns, building resistance against fossil fuel extractive activities, Climate /environmental Justice,  creating climate Justice awareness and alternative. 

Oilwatch is a Global Advisor to GGF, so Oilwatch recommends proposals to GGF for funding. This funding supports   Oilwatch’s core struggles by transferring resources to communities and community/local organizations to aid in the righting of wrongs and the protection of their environment and fight against climate change.

Who can receive these funds?

The funds are open exclusively to environmental justice and community groups.


This call is open to all members and partners of Oilwatch that are active and fully believe in the objectives of the network.

What are the funds for?

This call is for projects that relate to the climate in some way to climate but are not limited to work in forest protection, agriculture, food systems, energy, extractives, adaptation, climate movements, Tropical Forest Protection, transportation, strengthening resistance campaigns against destructive extractive activities; advocacy dialogues; Indigenous Peoples or Communities, Climate change, environmental Justice Campaigns Women and environment.

The call also supports grassroots efforts to challenge fossil fuel development and/or advance a just energy transition (including renewables) energy campaigns; promoting energy sovereignty, and a just transition, and/or fighting false solutions.

Proposal Requirements and Evaluation Criteria

The grants will be highly competitive and the best proposals that meet Oilwatch criteria will be funded by the Global Green Grants Fund (GGF).  Please note that all disbursement of funds for all those eligible for the funds will be done by GGF directly but all other processes will be facilitated by Oilwatch. 

Overall, successful proposals must:

Delineate an effective and cost-efficient set of activities with measurable outcomes responding to clearly identified needs of impacted communities or territories.

Incorporate elements of   Oilwatch priority cross-cutting themes of building resilience groups, halting all forms of fossil fuels extractive activities, promoting/ supporting all forms of alternative/renewable energy sources, building environment, and climate justice inclined groups/communities.

Response to emergency situations driven by fossil fuels exploration/exploitation activities and climate change.

In addition, proposals should be evidence-based, taking into account lessons learned from relevant past experiences, and demonstrating implementation capacity and readiness.

Proposal Template

The Proposal Template should be organized into sections and will be scored based on the Proposal sections and their respective ratings as decided by the review team.

Sections Content:         

  1. Section 1: Basic Data
  2. Section 2: Project Description 
  3. Section 3: Context and Policy Environment for the Proposed Project  
  4. Section 4: Project Implementation, Sustainability, and Budget 


Proposals from the respective regions must be sent to regional hubs as follows:

Africa: oduduabasi@oilwatch.africa

South East Asia:  clengjulve@agham.org

Latin America: clara.r.junger@gmail.com

Applications must reach the officers no later than Friday, November 17, 2023, 23:59 hrs GMT. Please put ‘GGF application’ in the subject line.

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