GoodElectronics sub-grants for local initiatives

In 2015, the GoodElectronics Network is making modest funds available to local organisations in electronics production countries. This is part of a sub-granting scheme set up by GoodElectronics. Activities that are funded include research, training of trainers and capacity building. Recipients are local labour groups and campaign organisations. Throughout the year, information on the activities and outcomes will be published on the GoodElectronics website!

GoodElectronics sub-grants for local initiatives

In 2015, the GoodElectronics Network is making modest funds available to local organisations in electronics production countries. This is part of a sub-granting scheme set up by GoodElectronics. Activities that are funded include research, training of trainers and capacity building. Recipients are local labour groups and campaign organisations. Throughout the year, information on the activities and outcomes will be published on the GoodElectronics website!

October last year, GoodElectronics launched a ‘call for proposals’, which yielded 28 very interesting proposals. Not all proposals could be rewarded, due to financial restraints. The approved applicants include organisations from Hong Kong, the Philippines, Mexico, Thailand, and Poland for activities to be undertaken in these countries as well as in Vietnam.

The selected activities include research, capacity building, strengthening of local unions, educational activities and training of trainers. Topics include labour rights, occupational health & safety, and supply chain responsibility. Target groups and beneficiaries are workers in the electronics supply chain, in particular women, as well as institutional consumers of electronics hardware, and brand name companies.

About the GoodElectronics sub-granting scheme

To promote sustainability and labour rights in the global electronics industry, the GoodElectronics Network offers modest grants to its network members, especially in production countries. This ‘sub-granting scheme’ is set up in the context of a 5-year programme funded by the European Commission.

The ‘call for proposals’ was open to all network members -individuals, organisations and unions.  Based on different criteria, for example relevance, feasibility, and cost-effectiveness, a selection committee decided on the allocation of funds.

A new round of call for proposals will be launched in the second half of 2015. Keep an eye on our website and social media.