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Project submission guidelines

If you would like The Footprints Network to fund your project please read the following submission guidelines carefully.

General guidelines

The Footprints Network looks to work with charities/NGO's/individuals who can provide opportunities for long term partnerships and multiple projects. We seek to establish an understanding and relationship between the organisations before discussions about specific projects are entered into.

All projects we fund should primarily help meet at least one of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals that aim to end poverty and shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path:

  1. No poverty
  2. Zero hunger
  3. Good health and well-being
  4. Quality education
  5. Gender equality
  6. Clean water and sanitation
  7. Affordable and clean energy
  8. Decent work and economic growth
  9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  10. Reduced inequalities
  11. Sustainable cities and communities
  12. Responsible consumption and production
  13. Climate action
  14. Life below water
  15. Life on land
  16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
  17. Partnerships for the goals

Additionally, projects should adhere to the following:

  • be separately identifiable and tangible
  • be tied to a specific location
  • achieve sustainable development gains in the local communities
  • work with the local communities
  • have minimal administration costs (10% or less)
  • have a specific budget and be able to show the breakdown of costs
  • supply progress and final reports including photographs

We don't accept project proposals for:

  • Research projects
  • Emergency relief
  • Advocacy causes
  • Individual sponsorships
  • Cultural development projects


The Footprints Network funds projects with budgets anywhere from $100 to $40,000.

  • We generally only offer funding to projects run by registered charities or NGOs.
  • Footprints requires receipts for funds disbursed
  • The project budget can be in any currency
  • A detailed cost breakdown is required as part of the application, clearly showing administration elements
  • Funds are distributed within 60 days after a project has been fully funded.

Funding deadlines

It is best if your project doesn't have a very specific fundraising deadline since projects are funded as quickly or as slowly as people donate to them. Based on our experience we can estimate how long funding might take and try to ensure timeliness but we make no guarantees.

Project completion reports

A condition of funding is that the project coordinator is required to provide both a written and photographic summary on completion of the project. Sufficient detail is required to enable The Footprints Network to provide a report on the success of the project to the people who funded it.

How to apply

Unfortunately, Footprints is not currently accepting any new project partner applications.

We have made commitments to our current partners and wish to ensure that the relationships remain effective by adequately funding current projects and not spreading grants too thinly. 

If you are a charity/NGO and wish to get in touch, please send us an email.

(Updated May 2016)

Project Partner Applications

Footprints is not accepting any new project partner applications at this point in time.

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