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Applications Invited for Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund Grant

Applications Invited for Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund Grant

Organization: Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Apply By: 31 Oct 2020

Grant Amount: 25000 USD

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About the Organization:

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund is an innovative philanthropy proving small grants to boots-on-the-ground, get-your-hands-dirty, in-the-field species conservation projects for the world’s most threatened species. Through innovative micro-financing, the MBZ Fund empowers conservationists to fight the extinction crisis instead of bureaucracy and red-tape. To date the Fund has awarded over 2000 grants to a diverse range of species across the world.

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund Grant

The Fund has been established to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives recognize leaders in the field and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. Its focus is global and eligibility for grants will extend to all plant, animal and fungi species conservation efforts, without discrimination on the basis of region or selected species. However, it is very competitive indeed with only around 12% of applicants in 2019 receiving a grant.

There are three grant rounds per year, and generally applications received before the end of February will receive a reply at the end of April or early May. The next submission deadline will be the last day of June, (and applicants will receive a reply in September). The final round of grants in a given year usually has a deadline of the end of October, with applicants receiving a repsonse in late December of the same year or early January of the following year.

Criteria

  • The Fund intends to be as flexible and accommodating as possible when reviewing applications, and to take into account as many different factors as is reasonable when assessing the merit of a suggested project. To support this and to try to streamline the application process, the review process is kept comparatively simple.
  • However, the Fund does receive many more applications for support than grants could possibly be provided, so please find below some criteria and guidelines which would be useful to bear in mind when submitting an application.

Who can apply?

  • Anyone directly involved in species conservation can apply to the Fund for a grant.

Language: Applications must be submitted in English.

Currency: Budgets must be submitted in US Dollars.

Maximum Grant: The Fund maximum grant size is $25,000, and any application asking for more than this from the Fund will be rejected. The total budget of a project can be higher if there are other sources of funding.

For any questions regarding the application, or to be added to the Fund's contact database, please use the "Contact Us" details provided, or send an email to enquiries@mbzf.org or Nheard@mbzf.org

Deadline: 31st October, 2020.

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