I'm producing a video campaign to tackle climate inaction and need a small grant to get the campaign broadcast on TV. Anyone got any leads?

I'm producing a video campaign to tackle climate inaction in regional communities and need a small grant to get the campaign broadcast on TV. Anyone got any leads?

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I am originally from Australia, which as most of you would know has been very hard hit by the climate crisis. Every summer since I can remember, has been filled with bushfire emergencies, and warnings about the dams running out of water. However, what is most apparent is that the issue of climate change has tragically become so politicized and divisive that little progress has been made at a local or national level.

To try and breakthrough this deadlock I spent my last summer researching climate change communications in regional areas and found that traditional methods and campaign strategies which ostracized and demonized mining communities were really at odds with what the psychology was telling us about persuasive messaging.

To take action on this issue I have decided to make my own short video campaign to tackle climate inaction in remote and regional communities in Australia and I strongly believe that with this new, inclusive, and innovative approach real and lasting change could be made. To achieve the most impact this video would need to be shared on local TV and radio networks, and I would love to be able to work with talented local videographers but I don't currently have the budget to do this. I have reached out to a few philanthropic organizations in the climate advocacy area, but I was wondering if anyone might have any leads and where I could look to get a small grant to make my vision a reality.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Charlie Rogers (she/her)

Student, University of St Andrews

Hi! My name is Charlie I’m born and raised in Australia but am currently doing my bachelor’s degree in the UK at the University of St Andrews studying International Relations and Psychology. During my time at university, I have also studied Arabic and Italian and in the future, I would love to work in political psychology helping to develop human rights, and climate action policy and campaigns. My research project is, therefore, looking at social identity and climate change reform as I aim to investigate how environmentalism is represented and the extent to which it encourages or marginalises groups from collective action. So if you are also working on something like this or know an expert in the field please get in touch, I would love to hear from you! I'm a diligent worker and have worked in a variety of positions in hospitality, environmentalism, and communications. This includes being a public speaking and debating coach, a legal administrative assistant and a research assistant at Licella, a renewable energies firm. I am passionate about the environment and protecting our planet and love spending time in the outdoors. In my free time, I enjoy cooking and inventing new recipes! My friends describe me as a bit of an amateur chef but otherwise, I love being active and sail competitively for my University team as well as surfing when I'm at home. I would describe myself as adventurous, extroverted, pro-active and open-minded. Having done a fair amount of solo travelling in the past I am capable of being independent and self-sufficient, however, I thrive in groups and love learning from other people’s experiences and expertise.

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Go to the profile of Cath Brislane
2 months ago

I'm not sure if you are still looking for people Charlie, but if you are definitely try emailing some local TV and radio stations directly and put out a call on LinkedIn! The worst that people can say is no. If you need a videographer, you could always try collaborating with film students and use a small amount of your research stipend to pay them. You don't always need a professional to film a video, it is likely that there are already a load of amazing student videographers on your doorstep :)

Best of luck with your project, I'm excited to see how it goes!