Minor Foundation in 2019 - 2023 Priorities for the coming period

Minor Foundation in 2019 - 2023

We support advocates of climate mitigation.


The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges is a Norwegian foundation that supports communication projects which advance the transition to a low carbon economy. We believe that emissions must fall dramatically over the next two decades and so in 2019 the foundation decided to distribute its capital over the next 10-15 years.

We are looking for projects in the range of €20,000 to €1,000,000 and have designed a two-stage application process where you first submit a short pitch and, based on this, we may invite you to submit a full application.

We also have a simplified application process for grants of up to €10,000.

The foundation accepts applications throughout the year and will process your application at the next board meeting. We hold six board meetings every year.

We only support projects that fall under our strategy and grants are awarded at the board’s discretion.

Strategy for the Minor Foundation 2019 – 2023

MFMC supports diverse voices that engage citizens, policy makers and businesses to accelerate the transformation to a low carbon society.
We support
Climate change is increasingly recognized as a major challenge and has become well established as an important policy area. Despite this, we have yet to see action that matches the magnitude of the problem. A pressing task for climate change communication is therefore to foster a better understanding of the scale of necessary changes and the urgency with which they must be achieved. MFMC will prioritise projects that raise to this challenge and intends to radically scale up its funding to this end.
The Minor foundation supports communication projects that
• aim to reduce GHG emissions in line with the urgent transformation required
• lead to policy or behavioural change among decisionmakers or lead to changes in policies or practices in public or private institutions
• increase the public’s support for climate policy measures
• are otherwise difficult to fund
Priorities 2019-2023
Encourage and support innovation in climate communication
• Increase the number of voices and narratives in climate advocacy
• Help strengthen social and political movements that open up for radical change
• Concentrate on supporting European proposals
Support schemes
The Minor foundation has a two-stage application process where organisations are welcome to pitch their ideas. The board invites those with the best ideas to submit full applications. The Minor foundation can co-create projects with partners.

The Minor foundation also has a low threshold support scheme for small grants up to €10 000. Applications for these grants are one-stage and have simplified reporting procedures.

Please, be informed that in order to be considered as an possible applicant in Unifor`s application portal, you have to prove that you represent an organization. You will be requested to submit an officially certified proof of registration of the organisation you are working for.

Are you an international applicant without access to the Norwegian ID portal?

Contact UNIFOR by e-mail: unifor@unifor.no .

You can also find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uniforforvaltning

 Please make sure to read all available information about the fund, its by-laws/statutes and the complete call for applications, carefully.

The application must be submitted via the UNIFOR application portal.