Application Invited for Green Hub Western Himalayas Fellowship 2024. Call for Applications: Green Hub Fellowship for 2023-2024.
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Green Hub Western Himalayas Fellowship is a one year residential fellowship for youth across Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, that engages and empowers them to connect with conservation action and social change, using video and storytelling as a medium.
This fellowship is especially for youth from indigenous communities, economically weaker backgrounds and remote areas.
About the Fellowship
Green Hub Fellowship in Tezpur Assam is a one year residential fellowship for youth across the northeast region of India to learn about environment, wildlife, conservation and climate sustainability through the medium of filmmaking. The fellowship is specially for youth from remote areas and marginalised communities, who are interested to learn, but do not have access to such training.
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20 fellows are selected every year through an application process. The selection is a three stage process which includes phone interviews and face to face interviews. Applications open in December. Phone Interviews are between 20th – 28th of March. Face to face Interviews are between 7th -12th of April.
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The training schedule:
May – August
- Technical workshops on photography, videography, editing to storytelling
- Film screenings
- Natural History Overview
- Talks by practitioners ( Conservation, Gender, Well Being )
- Self Portraits back home
- Story-Telling workshop and preparation for field work
August – April
- Field shoot in partnership with organisations
- Edits of short films at Green Hub
- Mentoring & Cross Learning sessions
- Refresher Course (December)
- Exposure trips
- Documentor Workshop (December)
- Fellow Futures Interaction
- Alumni Meet
- Green Hub festival and graduation
- Arrival of new batch
- Alumni Meet
Open for youth across Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
Last Date: 5th December, 2023
Age group: 18-35 years
Green Hub Small Grants: Royal Enfield Ambassadors for a Resilient Future
The Green Hub Small Grants 2023 is for youth from indigenous communities and Green Hub alumni, who are engaged in or would like to start community-based conservation projects in northeast India. The grant will support projects for a duration of 1-1.5 years. The grant amount will depend on the needs of the project and will range from INR 1.5 lakhs to INR 5 lakhs. The projects can be individual or group efforts. The Green Hub Small Grants 2023 is supported by the CSR initiative of Royal Enfield.
Northeast India is a mosaic of ecological, social, and cultural landscapes. Community-led efforts in conservation, particularly by youth, is the need of the hour in order to protect the unique biodiversity of the region, as well as the ecological knowledge of the indigenous communities. Through the Small Grants, we hope to support such initiatives and call all interested applicants to apply.
Community-based conservation is inclusive of work on local and regional biodiversity, preservation or documentation of traditional knowledge, sustainable livelihood options such as agriculture, ecotourism, weaving and other traditional crafts, conservation or nature education and outreach through workshops, films, books, museums, and other means. We encourage projects to include and focus on aspects of community engagement, benefiting the people and the area.
The selection is through a three-stage process:
1. Submission of project proposal through the application form. Deadline: 31st August 2023
2. A 5-day Mentoring Workshop for selected projects with resource persons/mentors at Green Hub, Tezpur, to prepare the final pitch for the proposal. Tentative date for the workshop: 20th – 24th September 2023
3. Pitching of the proposal to a jury where the projects will get selected for the Small Grants. Tentative date for pitching of proposal to jury: 25th – 26th September 2023
- The grant is open to Green Hub Alumni and Indigenous Youth engaged in community-based conservation projects in the northeast of India.
- Only projects being carried out in northeast India will be considered.
- The projects have to be related to conservation action and social change.
- The budget should be in INR (Indian Rupee).
- Individuals should have bank statements, PAN card, and Aadhaar card.
- The grant amount should not be sublet or provided to another entity as a loan.
The grant will be withdrawn if:
- The grant is solely for the project and will be withdrawn if there is any misuse of the given amount or if there is a discrepancy in the utilisation of the fund.
- The grant will be withdrawn if the fellow is involved in any illegal activity or if there is any report of discrepancy in the work vis-a-vis the application.
Who is eligible for Small Grants?
Small Grants is open to:
Youth from indigenous communities or Green Hub alumni
Those engaged in or looking to start community-based conservation action or a social change project.
Projects or initiatives in the northeast of India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura)
Individuals, as well as, small groups working to execute the project together.
What is the application process?
There are three steps in the Small Grants process:
Candidates must submit their applications with the project proposal by August 31, 2023 (Thursday). Application Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddaYSQxLROI_2zHqqWdHYzXRthTnHPPY3D800ZpJCVuEMpyA/formResponse
Shortlisted candidates will attend a 5-day Mentoring Workshop with experts and mentors at Green Hub, Tezpur. In this workshop, candidates will be trained on aspects of community-based conservation and creating a pitch for their projects. They will prepare the pitch for the final proposal. The tentative date for the workshop is September 20th – 24th, 2023.
Candidates will pitch their final proposals to a jury where the projects will get selected for the Small Grants. The tentative date for pitching the proposal to the jury is September 25th – 26th, 2023.
What is the deadline to apply for Small Grants?
The deadline for the application is August 31, 2023. Feel free to contact us if you are unable to fill the form or require any help from our team in doing so.
Contact: 9435529491 | 6002992560 | 9864952706
Does the project have to be led by one person?
No, the project can either be individual or can be executed by more than one person. Two or more people can apply for the grant together and must be involved with the project throughout the grant duration.
Is there an application/registration fee to apply for the Grants?
Green Hub does NOT collect a registration fee from any of our applicants. All applications are free.
What kinds of projects are eligible for Small Grants?
The project must be related to conservation action or social change work in the northeast of India. Community-based conservation is inclusive of work on local and regional biodiversity, preservation or documentation of traditional knowledge, sustainable livelihood options such as agriculture, ecotourism, weaving and other traditional crafts, conservation or nature education and outreach through workshops, films, books, museums, and other means. The project must focus on aspects of community engagement and be beneficial to the community people and the area.
For ideas and examples, do refer to the ‘Previous Small Grants Recipients’ section below. We encourage applicants to reach out to us in case of any doubts.
Can I apply for the same project applied for in the previous grants cycle?
Yes, we encourage youth to apply for extensions in small grants funding. We also encourage applicants who were unsuccessful in the previous cycle to reapply with updated project proposals.
20 fellows are selected every year through an application process. The selection is a three-stage process which includes phone interviews and face-to-face interviews. Applications open in December. Phone Interviews are between the 20th – 28th of March. Face to face Interviews are between 7th -12th of April.
For applying you can click here.
Aaranyak | Arunachal Forest Department (AFD) | Assam State Biodiversity Board (ASBB) | Assam Forest Department | ATREE | Ayang | Bethany Integrated Development Society (BIDS) | Centre for ecology development and Research (CEDAR) | Uttarakhand Forest Department | Child Aid Network | Center for Micro-Finance and Livelihood Tata Trust | Diya Foundation | Dampa Tiger Reserve (DTR) | EcoSystems-India | Eco Tourism Group (Garo Hills, Meghalaya) | Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) | Farm 2 Food Foundation | Green Forest Conservation | Hapoli Forest Division | Karbi Project | Makunda Nature Club | MASK | Nagaland Forest Department | North-East Affected Area Development Society (NEADS) | North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) | Nagaland Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation Trust (NWBCT) | Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF) | Nityata Foundation | RIWATCH | Sub -Divisional office Dadengree | Meghalaya State Rural Livelihood Society | Shergaon Forest Division | Titli Trust | The Corbett Foundation | The Ant | Green Guard Nature Organization | TERI | Wildlife Institute of India | WWF –Assam | WWF – Arunachal Pradesh | WWF-Sikkim |
Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) | Ram Krishna Mission, Sohra | Balipara Foundation | Futher and Beyond |
Manas Maozigendri Ecotourism Society | Tizu Valley Biodiversity and Livelihood Network | Turtle Survival Alliance | Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary | Narpuh Wildlife Sanctuary | Pakke Tiger Reserve | Pabhoi Greens | Mizoram Forest Department | Sonitpur District Administration