The Waterloo Foundation: Inviting UK Based Organisations for Marine Programme

Deadline: 1 March 2017

The Waterloo Foundation is seeking applications for its “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 Criteria

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

Eligibility Criteria

  • UK-based charities, many of whom work in close partnership with smaller local NGOs based in the countries in which they operate.
  • 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 your proposed project, the specific measurable outcomes that you expect the programme to achieve, and the methods you 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 email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: United Kingdom

For more information, please visit Marine Programme.

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