The Waterloo Foundation: Inviting Applicants for Environment’s Marine Programme

Deadline: 1 September 2019

The Waterloo Foundation is inviting applicants for its Environment fund under the theme “Marine Programme” to support initiatives working to halt the decline of fish stocks that communities in developing countries rely on, and those working to bring about sustainable fisheries in Wales.

Project Types

  • Local projects: Applications for local projects should demonstrate that they will positively impact upon the marine fisheries they are working to protect, and could include:
    • Development of marine protected areas or sustainable fisheries management
    • Addressing local causes of over-exploitation of fish stocks and other seafood
    • Creation of sustainable livelihoods for coastal and seafood dependent people
  • Strategic projects: They will consider applications for strategic projects that are working on addressing marine issues at a wider or international scale. These could include:
    • Working on international or regional marine policy
    • Campaigning for improved practices in commerce
    • Exploring different fishing practices and techniques
    • Improving information exchange to eradicate illegal unreported and unregulated fishing

Funding Information

The majority of their grants in this programme will be for a total of £50,000 – £100,000.

Eligibility Criteria

The programme provide providing funding support to UK-based charities, many of whom work in close partnership with smaller local NGOs based in the countries in which they operate.

Specific Application Requirements:

  • For marine local projects:
    • Applicants should be able to evidence previous successful marine projects, with outcomes including:
      • A demonstrable increase in fish stocks;
      • Implementation of a management plan over a specified and measurable area;
      • Improved livelihoods and / or income levels of fishery-dependent communities.
  • For marine strategic projects:
    • Evidence of previous successful strategic programmes e.g. an attributable change in policy or improved supply chain;
    • For applicants proposed project, the specific measurable outcomes that applicant expect the programme to achieve, and the methods applicant will use to monitor these outcomes;
    • The strategy put in place to ensure the sustainability of the programme’s objectives for the long term.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via given website.

Eligible Country: United Kingdom

For more information, please visit http://waterloofoundation.org.uk/EnvironmentApplications.html#3

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