The Google.org Impact Challenge on Climate will fund bold ideas that aim to use technology to accelerate Europe’s progress toward a greener, more resilient future. Selected organisations will receive funding from a €10M fund and customised post-grant support to help bring their ideas to life.
Since 2005, Google.org has invested in innovative organisations using technology to build a better world. For more information on this Challenge, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and our Grant Application Terms. We look forward to reviewing your ideas.
Thank you for applying to the Google.org Impact Challenge on Climate. This PDF contains a list of the questions in the application form for use in preparing your responses.
We look forward to receiving your application on or before 23:59 CET on November 6, 2020, and we encourage you to apply early given that we expect high volume within the last few hours of the application window. Thank you!
Which of the following best characterises your organisation?
Is your organisation a public or government entity, or an intergovernmental organisation?
Which best describes your organisation’s work?
For questions below, please include fiscal year data for 2017, 2018 and 2019 in Euros. Estimates are fine; please do not include potential funding from the Challenge. If an answer is not applicable to your organisation (e.g., if your organisation has been around for less than 3 years), enter '0'. We may ask for additional financial information from your organisation during our evaluation process.
Please answer the following six questions, each in one sentence or less - they’ll give us a high-level understanding of your project and its goals. We’ll ask for more detail in just a minute.
How many years have you been working on this idea (the core idea of this project)?
If selected to receive a grant, will your organisation use the majority (>50%) of grant funds to create new content, resources, or materials?
Have any Google staff, officers or directors (or to your knowledge, immediate family members thereof) been members of your organisation’s board or officer group within the last 12 months?
Does your organisation have any ongoing commercial contracts or negotiations with Google that are directly related to the project detailed in this application? (For the sake of clarity, this does not include Google’s standard product offerings like G Suite, Google Ads, etc.)
To your knowledge, are any current government officials, employees or civil servants employed by your organisation or are they members of your organisation's board or officer group?
To your knowledge, are any current government or intergovernmental entities, officials, employees, or civil servants (collectively “Government Persons”) involved in your project? For example, if selected to receive a grant, will your organisation use grant funds to: (i) provide goods or services to a government or intergovernmental entity, (ii) pay for any Government Persons salaries, stipends, travel, or related costs, or (iii) otherwise benefit any Government Persons?
If selected to receive a grant, will your organisation engage with any local, state, federal (including military) law enforcement entities or officials on the project?
Does your organisation have any dealings or programmes in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, or Crimea?
How did you hear about the Impact Challenge? (optional; select all that apply)