Please note that all small grants are currently on hold.
The Faith Community Eco-Justice Small Grants application process is open for faith leaders of faith institutions or faith community projects in Southern Africa.
Faith leaders are invited to apply for a grant of up to R10,000 in South Africa.
Elsewhere in Southern Africa, faith leaders are invited to apply for a grant of up to R25,000.
To qualify, applicants will be SAFCEI members, faith leaders and community leaders of faith working on issues of eco-justice. Applicants should have already undergone at least one SAFCEI training or attended three SAFCEI online events.
Practical ethical environmental activities such as food gardens on faith land; training on eco-audits for the betterment of a faith institution; and campaigns on local and national environmental issues such as plastic waste by faith communities are among the Earth-friendly projects we are keen to support.
We are interested to hear from you what other activities you have identified in your community that could benefit from a small grant.
SAFCEI will prioritise projects involving women and youth and with our existing faith leader network.
You will find full details and a guide to the process in this criteria document.
Here are some of our grantees and the work they have done with their small grants.
Uganda (Bakalikwira Philip Eric – Real Ecosystems Solutions Ltd (RESO))
Training of Trainers (TOTS) for faith-based youth in Jinja City in Tree nursery establishment, management and propagation. Training organised by Real Ecosystems Solutions Ltd (RESO) with financial support from Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI) in collaboration with Ecological Christian Organisation (ECO), Climate Action Network Uganda (CAN-U) and Tree Talk Plus (TTP).
South Africa (Green Anglicans)
Eight weeks Home Gardening Course at St Peter’s Church in Khayelitsha, South Africa.
Malawi (Sheakh Qassim Chikwakwa)
The Al-an’bia Foundation implemented an exotic bamboo plantation with support from Southern Africa Faith Communities Environmental Institute (SAFCEI). The project is called Establishing Exotic Bamboo Plantation.’ The main activity was planting exotic bamboos which are not only a source of fuel but leaves are also consumed as relish if cooked in such a way that they provide nutritious elements in the bodies of the consumers.
Tanzania (Elisa Mrutu)
Organic farming in Tanzania. Photographs displaying the development of seeds variety 2 ½ months after being planted.