Small seed grants for organizations and projects can be referred to as those initial grants received for an idea that needs to be implemented or has already been implemented and showing some results.
These types of grants are usually small in size and offered to pay for your basic expenses and to scale up your efforts. They also work as matching contributions if you are planning to raise bigger amounts from other agencies. If you have a seed grant available with you and show it to other donor agencies, they will be interested to provide more funding to you.
In some cases, seed funding is also referred to as the funding raised from friends and family when you first think of implementing a project idea. It is most likely that you will reach out to them for raising your initial funds. For example, when you founded your organization or group, the first step was to bring together all the potential board of directors to discuss the idea of forming the organization and pool in the money to fund this idea. So you established a seed money to start your organization.
For youths who are trying to build their first project, seed funding of any size is critical. It can come from friends and family but it can also be raised from grant making foundations.
There are a number of international grant making foundations that take enormous interest in the positive impact work undertaken by youths. From time to time, they announce funding opportunities so that eligible organizations can apply and get funds to continue building their projects.
In this article, we take a look at such an agency that provides seed grants on a daily basis to eligible projects around the world. You, as an individual or as a group, can also apply for this grant.
Example Project funded by the Pollination Project
The Action for Development of Local Communities is implementing