Joke Waller-Hunter Initiative Support for Young Enviromental Leaders

Deadline: 1 September 2014
Open to: young people who work or are affiliated with environmental CSO’s in developing countries and emerging economies
Grant: 10x 2,500 Euro; 4x 5,000 Euro; 2x 7,000 Euro


The Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Initiative creates opportunities for young people in the environmental sector in developing countries to unfold their full potential. By giving small grants to individuals to expand their knowledge, experience and training, the Initiative aims to strengthen environmental Civil Society Organisations capacity and efficiency. The mission of the JWH Initiative is thus to provide an accessible and tailored small grant for education and training of individuals who are nominated by their organisation as potential future leaders. The grant can be applied for a wide range of activities, depending on the individuals’ need and interest. Most grantees use the funding for advancing either their knowledge and skills through studies, courses, trainings. or their expanding their experience through internships, exposure and exchange travels, participation in conferences, high level meetings etc. The candidate should have a clear idea on what it is that she/he intends to use the grant for before applying.


Young people who work or are affiliated with environmental CSO’s in developing countries and emerging economies who have shown potential for and interest in further developing their leadership. Candidates can come from anywhere except from ‘advanced economies’. The preference will be given to nomination of young women and local community leaders under 35 of age.

The candidates should have proof of an excellent track record in:

  • Fully embracing the idea of sustainable development;
  • A strong background in working on environmental and sustainable development issues;
  • Showing potential and ambition towards becoming a leader in her/his field of work, such as being inspirational and a support to others, working with communities, being innovative and creative;
  • Committed to work on environmental and sustainable development issues in their country/region.


The following categories of grants are available:

– 10x 2.500 EUR
– 4x 5.000 EUR;
– 2x 7.000 EUR;


In order to apply,  nominator should fill out nominating form and send it together with CV and a picture of the candidate to Eva Schmitz to [email protected]. Self-nominations will not be accepted. The deadline for applications is 1 September 2014.

For further information, please visit the official website.

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