This is a significant grant given annually for a working photographer to undertake a paid assignment with an NGO of their choice.
We work hand-in-hand with both the photographer and the NGO to make the most of the grant from an education, training and marketing perspective.
Join Focus For Humanity.
Registration is simple and free - just your email and a username that you choose are required.
Registration is immediate, although we'll also send you a confirmatory email reminding you of your username and your password.
Once you've registered, then you need to Login as the application form is only visible to people that have registered.
AT this stage, you'll also have the option of making a donation. This has no bearing or impact on your chances to win the grant that you are applying for. Honestly!
We hope you don't mind, but we just like to provide as many chances as possible for you to help to make a difference, whether that is $5 or $500!
Please ensure you have read all the terms and conditions and then check you have the following documents and images ready to upload:
1. An 800 character summary of your proposal/application - this is the "Why you" bit
2. A document that provides more detail about you, your application or your goals. This is optional but advised. It could be your CV or just additional info but should not contain images. It must be in either .pdf, .doc or .docx format.
3. Mini Portfolio - A min of 3 and a max of 5 images. These must be in .jpg format (NOT .jpeg, .dng, .png or another format) at 72 dpi and with the longest edge at 800px.
For the NGO Grant, you also need a supporting letter from a director of the NGO.
We've made the process really as it is all done online through a detailed but simple multi-page form that you'll whizz through.
Each grant requires you to fill out some additional profile information (that we will save to shorten your next application) that we promise to keep confidential and only visible and changeable by you.
Sadly any other form of application (snail mail, fax or email) will render the application invalid. This is because by running it all online we keep our admin costs to a minimum, allowing us to ensure that all the money gets passed on to you as grants.
NB. The application form for each grant will not be available outside of the application windows or if you are not logged in.
We encourage all our members to make a small donation to offset the running costs of the Foundation and to support the grants
This is entirely OPTIONAL
But even just $10 can make a difference.
At the end of the registration process and the end of the application process you have the opportunity to make a voluntary donation. Of course at any time you can just click on Give > Donate menu.
It makes no difference to your chances. Really!
All judging is recorded and undertaken by 3rd parties who won't even know if you've been generous or not ... Or you could buy the Photography Workshop Handbook - 100% of the sale comes to us as a donation.