GYEM RECEIVES SUPPORT FROM GOWER STREET
We are pleased to announce that Ghana Youth Environmental Movement (GYEM) has received seed funding from Gower Street to support our work for 6 months (October 2022- March 2023).
The micro-grant will be used to strengthen core areas of our work critical to our growth and development, and overall contribute to the delivery of the 3 priority areas of our 5-year Strategy (2020-2025), namely Food, Climate and Nature. A greater part of the Gower Street support will be used for the capacity development of our team and volunteers to address critical functional skills gaps identified during our regular organisational gap analysis. Richard Pomeyie, National Coordinator of GYEM points out that the seed funding is coming at a time GYEM is urgently seeking to amplify its work and impact with the time left to address global climate emergency and biodiversity loss. He added that The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that greenhouse gas emissions must peak by 2025 and reduce by 43% by 2030 if we want to limit global warming to 1.5C—and this means we have at most 7-8 years to minimize catastrophic climate change as well halt nature loss and restore biodiversity.
Tessa Durham, Climate and Education Manager of Gower Street also indicates that the Trust takes a “relationship-based approach to funding and is keen to work with organisations where our relatively small levels of funding can make a big impact on organisational growth or development”. According to UK Charity Commission, “Gower Street makes grants to organisations involved in combating the global climate emergency, and to organisations working to improve school education outcomes in Ghana”.