Uganda Biodiversity Fund: Call for Project Proposals for Small Grants Scheme

Deadline: 20 December 2018

The Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF) is seeking project proposals for its Small Grants Scheme in order to use different appropriate granting amount, develop projects and implement interventions that result in significant conservation outcomes and to document lessons and experiences learned in order to improve on the grant making policy and programming.

The Uganda Biodiversity Fund (UBF), a registered, private and independently managed charitable trust fund was established in 2016 with a mission to “Serve as a catalyst for mobilizing, managing and channeling financial resources for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in Uganda for the benefit of current and future generations”.

Thematic Areas

Applicants can develop proposals under the following sub thematic areas. Applicants may include outcomes from up to two sub themes but not more than two different sub thematic areas in a single proposal:

  • Promoting mitigation actions from potential impacts of oil/gas and socio-economic development
  • Enhancing resilience amidst Human Wildlife Conflict
  • Restoring degraded chimpanzee habitat/corridors
  • Climate change adaptation and resilience in refugee contexts

Funding Information

  • Each applicant can submit only one proposal. Each proposal shall be within the range of USD $20,000 to $30,000.
  • Where several outcomes/THEMATIC AREAS are combined in one proposal, the total request shall not exceed USD $50,000.

Duration of the Activity

This activity shall be implemented within a period of 9 months starting January – September 2019. It may be extended if there is commendable performance and available funds.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligibility shall be determined based on i) reputation of the applying firm; ii) relevance of the proposed interventions and; ii) experience and qualification of the firm in conducting similar activities or sustaining the intended outcomes even at the expiry of the grant.
  • The criteria below shall be employed to evaluate proposals:
    • The Organization being legally registered with a license to conduct work in Uganda
    • Proposed interventions relevant to biodiversity conservation or climate change adaptation
    • The organization’s related on-going programmes in the targeted areas
    • The organization’s staff having qualification and experience in biodiversity conservation or climate change adaptation
    • Demonstrated ability to secure additional financing to scale up the interventions
    • Excellent analytical and writing skills
    • Fluency in English both written and oral

How to Apply

Proposals must be submitted by email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Uganda

For more information, please visit

  • Bryian obita says:

    Is really good to hear about your organization who is supporting climatic change, we I need to get more on the criteria of acquiring your applications form.

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Bryian obita,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Bryian obita says:

    I will be so happy to hear from you.

  • Friday Agumisiriza says:

    My name is Friday Agumisiriza i wanted to apply for this fund but i have not seen the email where to address the proposal. Am requesting for the Email address.

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Friday Agumisiriza,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

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