Mini Grants For A Strawless Ocean

 

Lonely Whale is now accepting applications to its Mini Grants For A Strawless Ocean program which will award individuals, non-profit organizations, and community representatives funding to support their impact campaigns to measurably reduce single-use plastic straws.

Lonely Whale hopes to give lift to existing and potential plastic straw campaigns through Mini Grants For A Strawless Ocean to expand their reach and also support more people to start taking action against plastic pollution - a crisis that affects us all.

 

 

ABOUT THE MINI GRANTS

Applications Open

April 16, 2018

Applications Close

June 11, 2018

Grantees Announced

After June 25, 2018

Maximum Grant Per Application

2,000

Available Grants

20

Thanks for the support of Sheri and Eric Brisson, RESONANCE PHILANTHROPIES

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

Lonely Whale is seeking applicants who are actively campaigning or planning a campaign to run during 2018. Applications will be reviewed on three key criteria: potential social and environmental impact, level of creativity, and potential for implementation success.

All applicants will be considered by a venerable group of impact campaigners, social entrepreneurs, and Lonely Whale team members. Select judges are listed below, more will be announced in the coming months.

Awarded applicants will be announced on Lonely Whale’s official social media channels after June 25, 2018. Resulting campaigns supported via Mini Grants For A Strawless Ocean will be celebrated in April 2019 through Lonely Whale’s inaugural Awards For A Strawless Ocean and one campaign will receive an Award for General Excellence based on its campaign impact report.


For full details, see the application and rules below.

 


2018 JUDGES


Emma Riley & Emy Kane, Lonely Whale

Overall Campaign Success

 

* More Judges Announced Soon *


 

JUDGING/SELECTION OF WINNER

Lonely Whale will award up to 20 applicants Mini Grants For A Strawless Ocean. Awarded grantees will be selected from all eligible entries by the Lonely Whale Strawless Ocean team, two individuals active in the ocean health industry, and leaders in design and business. Entries will be judged on their potential social and environmental impact, level of creativity, and potential for implementation success.

Gauging potential impact is not an exact science. As such, we will give equal weight to each criterion and also take into account the team associated with the campaign proposal.

Awarded applicants will be announced on Lonely Whale’s official social media channels after June 25, 2018. Resulting campaigns supported via Mini Grants For A Strawless Ocean will be celebrated in April 2019 through Lonely Whale’s inaugural Awards For A Strawless Ocean and one campaign will receive an Award for General Excellence based on its campaign impact report.

 

UNACCEPTABLE MATERIAL

Applications that contain pornographic material, propagate “hate” messages, propose use of non-marine degradable alternatives, make defamatory statements, are exclusionary or which are otherwise extraordinarily offensive are not eligible.

 

DISQUALIFICATION

Ineligible applications may be disqualified at any phase of the Mini Grants For A Strawless Ocean entry period without notification.

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ENTRIES

Applicants will receive an email acknowledgment when their application has been received.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY/USAGE

Mini Grants For A Strawless Ocean assumes all applicants are original and the Applicant either owns the work or has permission from a client or other appropriate party to enter the application, with all rights granted therein. In the event that an Applicant without such rights submits an entry, the entrant will not be eligible for the Mini Grants For A Strawless Ocean. Lonely Whale is not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of any Applicant. Submission of any Application acknowledges the right of Lonely Whale to use it for exhibition, promotion, and publication purposes in any medium. Timely submission of an Application meeting the eligibility requirements ensures that an Applicant’s work will be reviewed and considered. No other representation or warranty is made by Mini Grants For A Strawless Ocean concerning Applicants and all implied warranties are hereby expressly disclaimed. If an Applicant receives a grant, the manner and details of announcing such nomination and award is strictly within the discretion of Lonely Whale. Applicants understand that all awards may not be given or publicized in the same manner and some might be presented in a ceremony and others might not.

 

Thanks for the support of Sheri and Eric Brisson, RESONANCE PHILANTHROPIES