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Green Action Fund

We're proud to coordinate the Green Action Fund. This annual award aims to promote sustainable development and reduce poverty by promoting worldwide awareness and advocacy activities which encourage sustainable patterns of consumption.

The Green Action Fund is the funding element of Green Action Week, an annual global campaign running 1-9 October, to promote sustainable consumption. The fund is made available by our partner and administered by Consumers International, with materials, research, policy support, and joint-campaign communications being provided. In 2018, Green Action Week took on a new theme, ‘Sharing Community’. Under this new theme, participants are encouraged to promote cultures of community sharing and collaboration to create sustainable access to goods and services, while also reducing stress on the planet.

What kind of projects are funded?

Green Action Fund projects have taken place all over the world. Winning projects over the past few years have successfully gone on to raise awareness on a range of issues, including: sustainable fishing, recycling and sustainable transportation. From 2018, projects will focus on encouraging cultures of sharing and collaboration.

In 2017, 22 grants of £2,000 were awarded to Consumers International members in economically developing countries, in order for them to implement Green Action Fund campaigns on the theme of ‘Safer, More Sustainable Food for All’.

Read about work undertaken in previous years (eng):

2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 

You can also take a look at the Green Action Week website and Facebook page

Photo taken from a Green Action Week 2017 event in Malaysia, run by our member - the Consumers Association of Penang

How to apply

The programme is open to our members in economically developing countries to assist them in carrying out their own campaigns. To be eligible, membership fees must be fully paid to the current year (including January to December 2018). 

The application period for Green Action Fund 2018 is now closed. For more information on this year’s theme, please consult the campaign guide.

Campaign guides: English, Spanish, French
SSNC gender policy document: English

What our members say

We thank the donors, SSNC, and Consumers International for giving us the opportunity once again, to work on this project. Last year’s campaign was hugely successful and rewarding. We are hopeful that more farmers will be sufficiently encouraged to switch to organic farming and more students will take to terrace gardening as a result.”

Citizen Consumer and Civic Action Group (CAG), India


Green Action Fund 2018 winners announced

Consumers International is delighted to announce that 24 Consumers International members from developing and transitional economies are to be awarded a grant of £2,000 each to implement this year’s Green Action Fund campaigns.



Green Action Fund 2015

Consumers International's Fundraising Officer Steven Hawkes looks back on the 2015 Green Action Week campaigns and reflects on the diverse activities and results that were achieved by our Members from across the world.