Here at Make It Grow, we talk a lot about participatory video proposals, but what actually are they?
Make It Grow
Supporting community-based, sustainable food initiatives to build capacity and create video proposals, in order to attract start-up (including crowd-sourced) funds and small grants.
WHAT WE DO
Main Areas of Focus
Development of digital learning tools
We devise resources to support straightforward ways of enhancing the social inclusion, production and dissemination of video proposals for community groups and facilitators.
Facilitation of capacity-building workshops and online learning spaces
We provide tools and facilitate online spaces to enable individuals, groups and organisations to build their video-making capacities, particularly for the purpose of creating community-based, participatory video proposals.
Collaboration with international donors
We work with the United Nations Development
Programme's Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme and other donors, to support and pilot the integration of video proposals into their grant management and application
Support and advocacy for community-based sustainable food initiatives
Through our social media channels, we provide support for the community partners that we work with by promoting their videos. Public events and video screenings are organised to support the fundraising efforts and raise awareness about sustainable food issues.
This is our story
The Make it Grow project was borne from a need to support grassroots community organisations to use video to effectively share their stories and pitch their project ideas. The workshop is designed to support participants in using video more effectively, as a powerful tool to communicate, to learn, to document and gain support for community-based food projects. Our learning programme is practical and highly interactive, aiming to create an online space for mutual support and knowledge exchange between participating individuals, communities or organisations.
HOW WE HELP
Facilitated Video Proposals
Jairos Jiri Association is raising funds to purchase a solar vegetable drier for 57 families with and of persons with disabilities and increase their participation in community development in Chivi district, Zimbabwe.
In June, the Make It Grow team participated in the Planet to Plate festival of talks, performances and live events, hosted by The University of Sheffield's Institute for Sustainable food.
Gateway Zimbabwe Fellows as part of the Organisation of Rural Associations for Progress in Chiadzwa Village are embarking on a goat-breeding project, aimed at economically empowering members of their community.