The Land Rights Challenge Fund is available to help partners better leverage Cadasta’s innovative technical tools and services to document and secure land and resource rights worldwide. The Land Rights Challenge Fund will feature multiple grant programs through 2021, each designed to advance land rights and tenure security for vulnerable populations around the world.
The first opportunity under the Fund is the Data Accelerator Grant to help partners overcome challenges and barriers to their data collection efforts. To learn more about the Data Accelerator Grant and apply, visit here.
Cadasta envisions a world where even the most marginalized individuals and communities can benefit from the opportunities afforded by secure land and resource rights. The goal of the Land Rights Challenge Fund is to support Cadasta partners—including grassroots community groups, local nonprofit organizations, and other land rights stakeholders and advocates—to better utilize Cadasta’s tools and services to make data-driven decisions and put vulnerable communities and their needs on the map.
All grants will enable the use of Cadasta’s tools, including mobile applications for data collection and web applications for data management and analysis. Grantees will also have access to Cadasta’s high-quality imagery, data layers, dashboards, and analytical tools for monitoring, advocating, storytelling, and reporting. Cadasta’s platform and tools are built on open standards and access, and are supported by Esri ArcGIS technology—the world’s leading, cloud-based mapping and analytics platform.
The first grant program under the Fund is the Data Accelerator Grant to help partners overcome challenges and barriers to their data collection efforts. With small catalytic grants of up to $10,000 USD, Cadasta partners can expand the impact of household and community geospatial and attribute information to advance efforts to secure tenure and resource access. Grassroots community groups, local organizations, and other land rights stakeholders and advocates are eligible to apply but must be registered as a non-profit entity and have a signed partnership agreement with Cadasta. New partners must undergo Cadasta’s partnership agreement process to be eligible. We are not be able to provide grants to governments or for-profit entities at this time.
The Land Rights Challenge Fund is available in partnership with Omidyar Network and UK Aid.