Movement Grants is our grant program focused on building and strengthening the global animal advocacy movement. We are interested in funding groups working on various approaches to helping animals, especially those that are underfunded, target large numbers of animals, and are in regions with a relatively small animal advocacy movement.
Read on for details about the timeline and process for our 2023 Movement Grants. Please note that we have made some adjustments to the application process for grants of $20,000 USD or less, making applying easier and allowing us to transfer grant funds more promptly.
- February 10: Call for applications opens
- March 17: Call for applications closes
For applications of $20,000 USD or less:
- Early May: Emails sent to applicants notifying whether their applications have been conditionally approved (pending due diligence checks)
- Mid May: Due diligence checks
- End May: Final funding decisions made
- Early June: Grant disbursal
For applications over $20,000 USD:
- Early May: Emails sent to applicants notifying whether their applications have been shortlisted and asking follow-up questions about the project
- Early June: Due diligence checks
- Late June: Final funding decisions made
- Early July: Due diligence checks and grant disbursal
Stage 1: Application
Prospective applicants must submit an application form by March 17. Please only submit one application per organization. If you have any issues filling out the application form, please get in touch with our Movement Grants Program Manager Eleanor McAree.
We welcome applications in any language. Non-English applications will be translated using an internet translation service such as Google Translate. While we do our best to verify the accuracy of translations, please be aware that internet translation services are not always correct.
We will let you know by early May if your application has progressed to the next stage. We receive many high-quality applications, so please do not be disheartened if your application is unsuccessful this time. If your application is especially close to being successful, we will provide you with some short feedback in July or August. Due to our small team and the number of applications we receive, we are unfortunately unable to provide feedback on all applications.
Stage 2: Follow-up questions
If you are successful in Stage 1 and your application is for over $20,000 USD, we may send some follow-up questions to clear up any uncertainties we have around your application and give you a chance to correct our understanding. Your responses will help us decide whether to progress your application to Stage 3 and how much of the requested funding we will provide.
If you are successful in Stage 1 and your application is for $20,000 USD or less, you will skip Stage 2 entirely and move straight to Stage 3.
Stage 3: Due diligence and grant disbursal
If your project reaches Stage 3, we will ask for backup documentation as part of our due diligence process. For example, if you are applying as an organization, we will ask to see your latest financial statement or tax return, your operating budget, and documentation showing that you are a registered charity in your country. You can submit this in any language, and we will reimburse the cost of professional translation into English if necessary.
If you pass these due diligence checks and your application is for $20,000 USD or less, we will confirm your funding by the end of May and transfer the funds in early June.
If you pass these due diligence checks and your application is for over $20,000 USD, we will confirm your funding by the end of June and transfer the funds in early July.
Following up: Check-in questionnaire
After you have completed your project, we will send you a questionnaire so you can update us on how it went. You can also reach out to us at any time if you want to provide additional updates on your project or ask us for guidance.