Since 2011 WWOOF Portugal is giving a grant of 500 euros to a host farm.
The projects can be submited by Hosts that are a member for at least 2 years and didn't got this grant in the last 2 years.
An International panel of WWOOF coordinators will choose the winner.
This host was sponsored to build a 10.000 liters water tank and 700 meters of irrigation system. This project will allow the host to expand their vegetable garden and have less work during the long dry season.
Sponsoring a shower block with the water supplied from the river using a RAM pump, heated using the power of the sun and recycled to irrigate the crops afterwards.
This grant went to build a roof and buy some solar equipment on a farm on Central Portugal.
They completed the project with success and the WWOOFers can enjoy now a beautifull outside kitchen!
The grant went initially to dig a lake that will provide a rain water reservoir. As the host underestimated the budget necessary to build the lake, he gave up the grant.
The grant was redirected to the second place to build a clay house to function as a kitchen with an extra room for cheese production and storage.