THE GENDER ECOLOGIES GRANT PROGRAMME (PAKISTAN AND THE UK) – A limited number of grants of up to £30,000 are available for cross-artform projects that promote the voice of women to communicate issues around climate change, showing how arts can be a catalyst for positive change, action, and impact in environmental issues. Please note that the lead applicant must be based in Pakistan.
o Application deadline: SUNDAY 13th NOVEMBER 2022 at 11:59pm (Pakistan time).
o Funder: The British Council (founded 1934. Charity number 209131. Total charitable expenditure for the year ended 31 March 2021: £1,015,114,434).
o Who can apply: artists, communities, researchers, NGOs, universities, and cultural institutes. Collaborations/partnership bids are welcomed, but please note that the lead applicant must be a be an emerging or established organisation based in Pakistan
o Key words: Arts, Research, Science, Learning, Climate Change, Environment, United Kingdom, Pakistan.
The British Council can be a good source of funding for collaborative grant programmes between the UK and other countries, particularly for arts and education based projects. As part of the Pakistan UK Season 2022, the Council has recently launched a Gender Ecologies Grant Programme.
This is a cross-artform opportunity and seeks to encourage relationships between arts, research, science, and other disciplines in collaborations between Pakistan and the UK. Proposals can be a new part of an existing project or seed a new idea supporting environmental awareness and response.
Gender Ecologies aims to foster a mutual exchange of knowledge and skills, promoting the voice of women in the Global South, their safety and dignity. It supports cross-disciplinary and collaborative exchange, and aims to explore ways of communicating climate change, showing how arts can be a catalyst for positive change, action, and impact in environmental issues.
The Fund will offer 3-4 grants, each worth £30,000 to support the development and delivery of projects that contribute to the Gender Ecologies programme, which explores the intersection of women, climate change and arts. The grants will be awarded to support collaboration between Pakistan and the UK. The proposal will be Pakistan-led.
To be eligible, applicants should meet the following criteria:
o Lead applicant must be an emerging or established organisation based in Pakistan.
o There must be a UK collaboration partner (organisation/ company and not an individual).
o Applicants must provide evidence of true collaboration, knowledge exchange and mutual benefit for all partners in their application.
o Organisations can apply as a consortium of partners but there must be one lead applicant who receives the funds in Pakistan and/ or the UK
o Both Pakistan and UK organisations must be registered in the country they are based out off
o Must be able to deliver the project within January 2023 to October 2023.
o Proposals must focus on women in the design, delivery, and impact of the proposed project, and
o If the proposal looks at working with marginalised communities and/ or protected characteristics, it must be evident how a sensitive and Knowledgeable approach is taken in working with these communities. The applicant must show experience of community-based work and how they will address context (for example, language, ethics of collaboration etc.).
The British Council has arranged two webinars to inform potential applicants about the programme. One webinar (on Friday 7th October) has already taken place. The remaining webinar has been scheduled for:
o Thursday 13th October 2022 at 2pm PKT (10am British Standard Time) on Microsoft Teams (further details are available on the Council’s website).
Further information, guidance and details about how to apply can be found on the British Council website.
The deadline for applications is Sunday 13th November 2022 at 11:59pm (Pakistan time).
Contact details for the British Council’s England office are:
The British Council
1 Redman Place
Tel: 0161 957 7755