TAF now assesses three extra elements as part of its grant application process. Look for new questions related to this in our application forms:
- POTENTIAL FOR SCALE-UP: TAF seeks to support initiatives with the potential to be scaled up across the GTHA for maximum impact. Although such change is often achieved beyond the timeframe of a funded project, we believe that the likelihood of scaling up a solution is higher when the initial project is designed with this goal in mind.
- DESIGNING FOR MULTIPLE BENEFITS: TAF recognizes that many urgent societal issues are interrelated, and that climate actions need to be designed to minimize community harms and maximize community benefits. Designing solutions with co-benefits in mind supports equity, enhances their relevance across multiple constituencies, and promotes their long-term durability.
- SOCIAL EQUITY: TAF’s theory of change identifies social equity as a major component of activating systems change to achieve a net zero vision. Social equity in this context refers to the fair treatment of individuals or groups of people as informed by historic and contemporary realities. We seek to support climate solutions whose benefits are accessible to all, and to ensure that the burden of transformational change does not fall to marginalized communities.