Note: This fund is independent of DEAL; we are highlighting it here as it may be of particular interest and relevance to members of DEAL Community. And whilst UK-only, we are exploring ways to highlight similar funding opportunties that are available worldwide.

Funding opportunity for UK-based groups working around the ideas of Doughnut Economics


Necessity is welcoming applications for grants of up to £20,000 to support UK-based groups grappling with the wider systemic problems of our time, that relate to their five themes...

  • Food Systems and structures – initiatives ranging from community food growing to land justice questions.
  • Decolonisation and post-growth economies – disrupting the foundations and  understandings of the current economic systems, whilst seeking to initiate discussions and examples of life beyond growth driven systems.
  • Domestic resilience and creative communities – identifying the links between households, lifestyles, violation and empowerment,  power-dynamics and flourishing neighbourhoods.
  • Radical Reconciliation – exploring the inter-relational dynamics between people and planet. Opening space to consider the ‘big questions’ of life and meaning.
  • Environmental and human rights – seeking to ‘stand in the gap’ with those most marginalised through the current economic and environmental inequalities.

Necessity's ambition for the funding is three-fold:

  1. To release capacity within people, projects and networks to do work that may be of real interest, but would be difficult to find resources and time to pursue.
  2. To contribute into the development of work and research that opens fresh insights across Necessity’s five themed areas.
  3. To produce fresh community stories and learning that can be shared within and beyond the Necessity site 

If you think this applies to your group, all you have to do is write to Necessity with no more than one side of an A4; or provide a 3-5 minute video explaining your thoughts and ideas. Visit https://necessity.info/funding-and-research for details.

The deadline for applications is 1pm on 24 February

Note: This fund is independent of DEAL; we are highlighting it here as it may be of particular interest and relevance to members of DEAL Community. And whilst UK-only, we are exploring ways to highlight similar funding opportunties that are available worldwide.

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