[fusion_builder_container backgroundcolor=”” backgroundimage=”” backgroundrepeat=”no-repeat” backgroundposition=”left top” backgroundattachment=”scroll” video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” bordersize=”0px” bordercolor=”” borderstyle=”” paddingtop=”20px” paddingbottom=”20px” paddingleft=”0px” paddingright=”0px” menu_anchor=”” equal_height_columns=”no” hundred_percent=”no” class=”” id=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single solid” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Table of Funders[/fusion_title][fusion_text]Below is a short list of organisations that fund marine environment projects to help get you started. Click on the little blue circle to see the web site addresses.
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|Organization||Type||Regions eligible for funding||Type of project||Funding amount / period||Comments||Website|
|FFEM – Fonds Fraçaise pour l’Environnement Mondial||French National Aide Program||All OECD developing countries, with priority given to Africa & the Mediterranean.|
French overseas areas through regional projects, but the FFEM contribution is then limited to 25% total cost.
|Biodiversity, international waters. Project must be related to development – not only capacity building or research.||100,000 to 2,000,000 € Multi-year projects||A “Project Opportunity Note” must be prepared & accepted by one of the following French Ministries: Ministry of Finance, Foreign Affairs, Sustainable Development, Research, Agriculture and the Agence Française de Developpement||English site:
|Foundation for Philippine Environment||Philippine Foundation||Philippines||Unsustainable fishing practices, climate change, solid waste, land conversion, etc. |
Grants are focused on specific sites or proactive projects or competitive selection.
|Small, medium or large depending on the scope of project.||NGO must be registered & have board of Directors in the Philippines.||http://fpe.ph
|GEF Medium & Full Project Fund Program||Governmental Institution – Global United Nations Development Program||Approximately 100 countries are eligible under the program.||Wide range of environment and climate change related issues. Country specific.||Medium Project to 2 million $US. Full projects over 2 million $US||Complicated. Best place to start is the A-Z Guide of the GEF – in English, Spanish & French||https://www.thegef.org/gef/project_types
A-Z Guide of the GEF
|GEF Small Grants Fund Program||Governmental Institution – Global United Nations Development Program||Approximately 100 countries are eligible under the program.||Climate change mitigation & adaptation, biodiversity, international waters. “Global environmental benefits secured through community-based initiatives and actions.”||Request 50% in-kind financing. Maximum grant of 50,000 USD, average project is 25,000 USD.||Call your country’s National Coordinator concerning proposal dates. Main web site not very specific. Some countries have a dedicated site with clear information.||http://sgp.undp.org
List of country pages
|Lighthouse Foundation||German Foundation - Private||International||Promotion of integrated sustainable development in coastal areas & fisheries; awareness & responsible protection of marine environments.||Not specified||There is no clear application process. First contact to be made by e-mail/ phone.||http://www.lighthouse-foundation.org/index.php?id=4&L=1
General Project Criteria – English:
|MAVA||Swiss Foundation - Private||Mediterranean, Coastal West Africa, Alpine Arc – Flexibility for other regions especially if a project fits in their “Sustainable Economy” program.||Must meet their strategy goals which include sustainable use of marine resources & protection/restoration of valuable ecosystems & seascapes, capacity building & awareness raising.||Must meet their strategy goals which include sustainable use of marine resources & protection/restoration of valuable ecosystems & seascapes, capacity building & awareness raising.||Web site is very clear with step-by-step guidelines to prepare a project proposal.||http://www.mava-foundation.org|
|National Geographic Society – Waitt Foundation||USA Foundation - Private||International – Individual early career researchers.||Grants to help researchers in the “proof-of-concept” phase.||Grants of 5,000 - 15,000 $US. Monthly review of proposals. Approx 100 grants/yr.||Review other projects granted before you start. On-line application process.||http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/grants-programs/waitt-grants-application/|
|Prince Bernard Nature Fund||Netherlands Foundation – Private||Tropical & subtropical zones of Asia, Africa & Latin America||Conservation of Flora & Fauna||Up to 25,000 €. Grants are made 2 times/year.||Read the FAQs and projects already funded.||http://www.pbnf.nl
The application form is here:
|Save Our Seas Foundation||Swiss Foundation -Private||International||Research, conservation & education about marine megafauna – especially sharks, rays, skates.||Keystone Grant – 10,000 – 100,000 $US; Small Grant – up to 10,000 $US, Emergency Grant – up to 5,000 $US||Internet site is very clear.||http://saveourseas.com
Overview of grants:
|UK National Aquarium||UK Organisation||International & UK||Science-based or arts to increase awareness.||1,000 – 5,000 £UK. 2 funding reviews per year.||Review the schedule & the application instructions.||http://www.national-aquarium.co.uk
|Waitt Foundation||USA Foundation - Private||International – Must provide proof and documentation of charitable status.||Rapid Ocean Conservation Grants cover marine research, policy, management, & communications.||Grants of 10,000 $US. Monthly review of proposals.||Application process is very clear.||http://waittfoundation.org
Rapid Small Grants Criteria: