350 Climate Project Funds - Frequently Asked Questions
We've assembled the most common questions about the 350 Funds For Climate Action below--please check them out before contacting us. Thanks!
1) What's the deal with 10/10/10?
10/10/10 is the Global Work Party: "A Day to Celebrate Climate Solutions." So, for your project to be eligible for funding, your project should have some sort of milestone on that day--either the kick-off, the culmination, or some other important moment.
2) What sort of projects are eligible for these microgrants?
Eligible projects will help create a low-carbon, clean-energy world--and will have some milestone on 10/10/10. They should be local, community-focused initiatives that bring people together face-to-face for practical climate solutions projects.
Possible projects include local renewable energy initiatives, community gardens, sustainable transportation measures, and more.
3) Are there other eligibility requirements?
Yes, please look at the project rules and application for further details.
4) How will winners be determined?
After clearing a first round of moderation to make sure projects meet the basic parameters of the fund (see questions #1 and #2) Winners will be determined by public voting process--the project that garners the most votes in their region wins.
5) Can I apply for funding for a personal project?
Your project should have some sort of community, public benefit to it. Additionally, your project MUST have an organizational sponsor. We can't give out grants to individuals, so please identify the sponsoring non-profit or non-governmental organization that can process your grant--that is, deposit your check and channel money to your project.
6) What is this "wowcrowd" that I see on the bottom of every fund page?
WowCrowd is the web platform that makes the online project submission and voting possible--you can learn more here.
Have more questions? We're here to help--just email fund [at] 350.org