Conservation Workshop Grants fund organizations to train communities, stakeholders, park guards, and others on local and regional conservation issues. These grants support training workshops with a strong hands-on learning component that will build capacity for people living in WWF priority places in select countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Local organizations from select WWF-US priority countries must meet all of the eligibility criteria to be considered for a grant.
Organizations may request up to $7,500 for the proposed training.
See below for grant guidelines or click here for a printable version.
Organizations working in the following countries are eligible to apply. Please note that EFN gives preference to applicants working in certain WWF priority places, indicated in parenthesis below.
- Belize (Mesoamerican Reef)
- Bolivia (Amazon)
- Cameroon (Congo Basin)
- Central African Republic (Congo Basin)
- Colombia (Amazon, Eastern Pacific Ocean)
- Dem. Republic of Congo (Congo Basin)
- Ecuador (Amazon and Galapagos)
- Fiji (Coral Triangle)
- French Guiana (Amazon)
- Gabon (Congo Basin)
- Guatemala (Mesoamerican Reef, Eastern Pacific Ocean)
- Guyana (Amazon)
- Honduras (Mesoamerican Reef)
- Kenya (Coastal East Africa)
- Mozambique (Primeiras e Segundas marine area, Quirimbas, Lake Niassa Aquatic Reserve, Ruvuma Landscape)
- Nepal (Terai Arc Landscape, Sacred Himalayan Landscape, Chitwan Annapurna Linkage)
- Papua New Guinea (Coral Triangle)
- Peru (Amazon, Eastern Pacific Ocean)
- Republic of Congo (Congo Basin)
- Solomon Islands (Coral Triangle)
- Suriname (Amazon)
- Tanzania (Coastal East Africa)
To be eligible for a Conservation Workshop Grant, the following criteria must be met:
- Your organization must have an established presence in an eligible country for at least 3 years.
- Your organization must be working in a WWF priority ecoregion.
- Your organization must not have received a Conservation Workshop Grant in the past 3 years.
- Your organization must submit all required documents by the application deadline.
- The proposed training must include an active learning, practical skills, or field activity component.
- The proposed training must take place within one year of submission of the application.
- The proposed training must take place at least 90 days after the application deadline.
- Administrative costs (including staff expenses) for the proposed training cannot exceed 15 percent of the total budget.
All applicants must complete an application by one of the deadlines noted below. The workshop must take place at least 90 days after the application deadline to allow EFN time for review, selection, and processing of the grant. Applications will be reviewed 4 times a year as noted below:
- November 1, 2015
- February 1, 2016
- May 1, 2016
- August 1, 2016
Organizations may submit an online application at any time. Completed applications will be reviewed on the dates noted above.
The training proposal should include a narrative description of the proposed workshop that includes the following:
- workshop rationale
- main workshop objectives and goals
- description of how the workshop will address climate change
- course agenda and methodology - this must include an active learning or training component
- workshop timeline - this should include workshop preparation, workshop activities, and follow-up activities
- participant selection process - explain why the target group was chosen and what criteria was used to select participants
- list of participants (if available at the time of submission)
- short-term expected outcomes (6 months to 1 year)
- long-term expected outcomes (1+ years)
- method of evaluation - describe how you will measure the expected outcomes (i.e. surveys, monitoring, % of reduction in destructive practices)
- CV or resume for the main trainer and a brief biography for all other trainers
- detailed project budget (not exceeding USD$7,500)
Important Note About Proposals: When filling out your application, we strongly encourage you to evaluate your activities and outcomes closely and describe them in as much detail as possible. Do not be vague. The selection committee is looking for specific goals and outcomes that are achievable and reasonable. We are looking for clear outcomes with conservation impacts that are measurable and clearly transfer knowledge and skills to participants.
Please CLICK HERE to complete an application.
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