GreenCheck's co-founders had trouble gaining access to resources (ie. funding, trainings) when engaging in our own climate activism and grassroots organising.
We realised that if we, as students from well-funded universities and relatively privileged backgrounds, were already facing these barriers, people who are less privileged than us must be struggling more. After talking to several grassroots organisers across both Least and Most Affected Peoples and Areas (LAPA/MAPA) we realised this was a very real gap that needed to be filled.
So, the five of us decided to come together in October 2020 under the Global University Climate Forum to build GreenCheck, an organisation that would remove these barriers and address many more problems we saw with the current support systems available to ground-up climate action groups.