The Hama Maoko Star Club is raising funds for their youth-driven rabbit production project which will improve food and nutrition security in the Shurugwi community.
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
Fambidzanai Permaculture Training Centre, Zimbabwe, in partnership with Gosha Organic Farmers Group is raising funds for their gardening for improved sustainable livelihoods project.
The 33 women-strong Sisonke Broiler Cluster is raising funds for their broiler rearing project, with the hope to improve their own and the community's livelihood, as well as food and nutritional security.
On Tuesday 9 November, Make It Grow collaborated with Gateway Zimbabwe fellows to participate in the "Connecting Across the Distance" event hosted by The University of Sheffield's Institute for Sustainable food.