SEED FUNDING PROGRAM

THE SEED FUNDING PROGRAM

AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACT LOCALLY

 

LISTENING TO

The cry of the poor

The cry of the planet

The cry of the new generations

 

What is the project

“The Seed Funding Program” aims to sustain and encourage significant and promising initiatives in different parts of the world towards the creation of local/national ecological plans for people and planet within the Focolare communities.

It’s an open call to a micro-financing program that aims to encourage significant and promising initiatives in different parts of the world. The main goal is to build local ecological plans within the Focolare communities to journey together towards an integral ecology.

Our inspiration

The world faces a complex social and environmental crisis. The Encyclical Laudato Si’ from Pope Francis explains how the cry of the poor is completely interconnected with the cry of the planet. We cannot consider our relationship with nature as separate from fraternity, justice and faithfulness to others.

Chiara Lubich, the founder of the Focolare Movement, argued that it is by starting with small local problems that a moral conscience is formed that is capable of addressing problems on a global scale. In fact, Chiara continued: what is missing is not technical and economic resources but an extra soul, which means new love for mankind, to make us all feel responsible towards everyone. 

Projects selection

We received 33 project submissions and 15 projects were selected to receive the micro-financing. Check out where are they from:

 

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For more information, feel free to contact us at ecoplan@focolare.org

More information about the Faith Plan for People and Planet at https://www.faithplans.org/