The aim of this grant is to help promote the value that a professional photographer can bring to an NGO's brand, marketing and image library. In addition it helps the photographer increase his client base and portfolio as well as being paid for his work
The application is made jointly with the NGO. It is the photographer who makes the actual application online, but this application must be endorsed by the NGO. This is achieved by uploading a letter (on the NGO's letter head and signed by a Director/Officer of the NGO) supporting the application and giving a brief outline of the assignment they will be asking of the photographer.
Together with an advisor from Focus For Humanity, we help the photographer and the NGO plan how to make the most of the grant. This might be to cover your travel and substance costs or subsidise a particular shoot's cost. You bill the NGO for your time (up to the value of the grant) and we settle the bill for the NGO
Any working photographer of any nationality or sex between 18-65 years of age. This grant is only open to working photographers - i.e. those that make their full time living from photography. In addition the NGO must be a registered charity, with proper governance and an established reputation. Focus For Humanity reserves the right not to award the NGO grant if they are unsatisfied with the corporate governance or mission of any NGO included in the application.
The foundation pays the receiving NGO directly.Paid on completion of the assignment against an invoice presented to The Foundation by the NGO.
1 x per year - December. The application process opens 1 October. Applications will close 1 December. THe grant will be announced in early January