I would like to apply, but I don’t know whether my project is good enough.
Every project that fulfils the Funding Guidelines will be evaluated by PETA, so don’t hesitate to apply.
I’m an individual activist with great experience. Can you fund my work?
As stated in the Funding Guidelines, for sustainability and organisational reasons, we’re only able to grant funding to people who are members of an established organisation. Although the work of independent activists is of great value, we aren’t able to fund it via this programme.
I come from a non–European Union (EU) country. Can you fund my work?
Unfortunately, recipient organisations must be based in the European Union at present.
What are the conditions and commitments associated with participating in the programme? What will I be required to do if I become a grantee?
Grantees will not become PETA employees, and we won’t expect them to undertake work for PETA, although on occasion we may ask them to engage in volunteer activities if they are able to do so. However, grantees’ top priority will be working for their own organisations, developing them in the ways described in their applications, and creating effective campaigns and events.
Naturally, the programme will include some evaluation mechanisms so that we can be sure the funding is being used appropriately. Therefore, grantees will be asked to report back to us on their activities. We will ask for interim reports and – at the end of the funding period – a final evaluation of the activities that have been undertaken. Using these essential data, we’ll evaluate the programme and adjust it accordingly to increase its effectiveness with each passing year.
Grantees will be introduced on the website, and updates on their projects will be posted on a regular basis, so we will be soliciting their input. These posts are very important to the programme’s transparency, and they’re also a great opportunity for funding recipients to inform the world about their actions and campaigns.
A grant of 1,000 € is a lot of money in my country. I could finance two full-time positions with it.
We chose this particular funding programme after evaluating all the associated pros and cons of other options. We’re aware of the wage differentials across the countries covered and don’t consider them homogeneous. The purpose of the grant is to fund one full-time position, and as long as this condition is fulfilled, grantees may create additional positions.
Will I be able to apply a second time with the same project?
We understand that campaigns may last longer than one year, so we won’t rule out funding a project for a second time.
What’s in it for PETA?
PETA is very interested in developing Eastern Europe’s animal advocacy movement and is looking for the best ways to do so. We believe that one of the most cost-effective and potentially high-impact methods is to cooperate with existing organisations whose members are familiar with the local context, have already established their campaigns (or are working on doing so), and are to some extent already recognised in their own country.
Supporting groups that share our goals is beneficial to our work. We believe in building a strong international movement to help animals, and we recognise that we have a responsibility to support this cause. By working together, we will we be able to create a better world for animals much sooner.