Acting as messengers of an important message by conducting outreach activities, your work as an activist for the farm animals is a commendable endeavor that you'll take up. To help you get through the paucity of funds, FIAPO, as part of our Living Free programme, provides quick grants to people, to kick start outreach campaigns in their respective cities.

Please note that it takes us a maximum of 10 days processing time from the date of reception of the application and due to finite resources, typical awards range from Rs.500-2000, with a maximum of Rs.3000 for a single outreach event. Applications for amounts larger than Rs 3000 are only applicable to larger events like vegan festivals and applicants are encouraged to seek advice from regional FIAPO staff before applying. Grant applications will only be accepted prior to the event.

To make things easier for us and to make the disbursal of the grant quicker, we request you to please read and understand the entire section carefully, before applying.

  1. Our Small Grants scheme, is meant to support small-scale projects that aim to protect the rights of farm animals through focused campaigns, which have a long-lasting and a measurable outcome and generate involvement from the target audience.
  2. Applications that do not follow these guidelines or do not fit the application criteria are rejected.
  3. Applications are accepted from all organisations and individuals, but a strong preference would be given to our FIAPO community leaders. (Write to us at mail@fiapo.org if you would like to become one)
  4. You (or your group) can apply for small grants only twice a month.
  5. The grants are given to applications whose target audience is the youth. Some of the common methods of reaching out to the youth are leaflet distribution in colleges, arranging for film shows, tabling events, vegan fests and humane education in institutes of higher education.
  6. Sending an application doesn’t guarantee disbursal of funds. The judging panel will scrutinise the alignment of the application to the criteria mentioned here and grants are awarded only to those applications which meet the criteria.
  7. Small grants will cover the direct expense made for outreach, which includes, but not limited to the following:
  • Conveyance
  • Printing/ Photostat
  • Stationery (Paperboards, markers, adhesives, gums, etc.)
  • Hiring a venue
  1. Please make sure to submit an itemised budget along with the application
  2. A report explicating how the grant was utilised, with copies of relevant bills/ supporting documents will have to be sent to us after the outreach event(s).

If you’re interested in applying fill out the application form given here.

In addition to the Small Grants, there are two other grants that are available for the cities in Living Free’s network:

General Grants for Existing Cities

This will function as a regular financial support for the cities ensuring outreach every month.

  • The grant can be used in different ways like holding events (stalls, tents, registration for the venue etc) or putting up a stall at an exhibition for animal rights.
  • It will be provided as and when required by the city throughout the year in accordance with the degree of necessity of the grants asked for. Accountability is important.
Starter Capital For New Cities Or For The Reform Of Existing Ones

An initial seed money will be available for existing as well new cities that show a lot of promise for reaching out to the target audience. The conditions of qualifying for the starter capital for each city will be as follows:-

  • The city should ensure an outreach of at least 1,500 per month for 6 months from the given capital.
  • Each month at least 1 big event should be held apart from leafleting each week (which is compulsory).

Video Outreach:

  1. Stalls (Venue can be chosen by them)
  2. Events like brave the crate
  3. Screening of documentaries
  4. Seminars in colleges and schools, which can also help in recruiting more volunteers
  5. Other creative events like street art, nukkadnataks, concerts can also be held
  6. Every city should adopt at least one college from their area to spread the message against cruelty to farm animals and where regular outreach can be conducted.

Other Grants