Consumers International administers four grants, open to our Members, which generate unique insights, train Members on top consumer issues and support local consumer issues to empower and champion consumers across the world.
Fair Digital Finance Accelerator
In 2022 we launched the Fair Digital Finance Accelerator, bringing together consumer advocates from over 40 countries and counting to build bridges with regulators, government and businesses to safeguard consumers from harm in the finance sector. Through the programme, Consumers International offers Members access to training, grants to support innovation and insight generation, and a global network of financial service consumer advocates and experts. The grants component helps Members amplify consumer concerns in local and national discussions, generate unique insights, broaden the reach of their advocacy activities, and deliver innovative programmes which support vulnerable and underserved communities. Read more.
Consumer Voice for Fair Food Prices
Food prices have been inflated by disruptions to production and supply – linked to conflict, climate crisis and COVID-19 – but there is also strong evidence that anti-competitive practices are driving up consumer prices even further while undermining the livelihoods of small-scale producers. Consumers International is working with consumer organisations across Africa to raise the alarm on this threat and to collaborate with authorities to take decisive action via its new project, Consumer Voice for Fair Food Prices. This project aims to strengthen the evidence base and facilitate collaboration amongst relevant stakeholders to find viable solutions. We will soon be opening our sub-grants for Members.
Green Action Fund
The Green Action Fund is an annual grant scheme that aims to promote sustainable development and reduce poverty by promoting worldwide awareness and advocacy activities that encourage sustainable patterns of consumption. The Fund is the funding element of Green Action Week (GAW), an annual global campaign running in the first week of October, to promote sustainable consumption. The fund is made available by our partner the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) and is administered by Consumers International, with materials, research, policy support, and joint-campaign communications being provided. It helps Members join a global network of like-minded organisations campaigning for a greener, more sustainable world and amplify their advocacy message for more equal and sustainable access to goods and services for the benefit of people and the planet.
Anne Fransen Fund
The Anne Fransen Fund aims to promote and support the growth of consumer organisations in developing countries. It was founded in 1988 following the death in 1981 of Anne Fransen, the first director of Consumers International member organisation, Consumentenbond. The Fund’s mission is to advance the position of consumers in developing economies through building consumer organisations and funding campaigning projects. Each year, grants are awarded to Consumers International members to carry out projects linked to one of the eight basic consumer rights. Read more.
Explore these grants in further detail below: