The Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Initiative Support Grant 2021 for Young Environmental Leaders.


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.

In order to promote lasting change towards a more sustainable world the environmental movement is in constant need of inspirational and skillful leadership.

Young people working for environmental CSOs, especially in developing countries, often have

The candidates should:

  1. be willing and have the potential to report on

the development of their leadership capacities; 2. be 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. (They generally define ‘young’ as individuals under 35 years of age. However, it mainly refers to people who work in junior positions in their organisations who have the potential and ambition to develop into a leadership role.);

  1. have proof of an excellent track record in:

a) fully embracing the idea of sustainable development with a focus on ecological


b) being committed to working for the CSO sector;

c) showing potential and ambition towards

becoming a leader in his/her field of work, such as being inspirational to others, working with communities, etc.

The following grants are available per round:

-10 grants of 2.500 Euro,

•4 grants of 5.000 Euro;

*2 grants of 7.000 Euro.


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