Updated Feb 02, 2019CLOSED

Global Forest Watch Small Grants Fund (SGF)

Offered by Global Forest Watch

The Small Grants Fund (SGF) aims to promote broad uptake and innovative use of GFW by civil society around the world. The fund provides financial and technical support to civil society organizations to apply Global Forest Watch data and technology in support of their work to strengthen local forest management and conservation practices, conduct evidence-based advocacy and campaigning, and promote greater transparency in the forest sector.
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CLOSEDMar 15, 2019Deadline
$10,000 - $40,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 3: Proof of Concept and Stage 4: Transition to Scale
Implemented in:
CountryGuyana, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Brazil, Belize, Barbados, Bahamas, The, Antigua and Barbuda, Guinea, Guatemala, Ghana, Gambia, The, Gabon, Fiji, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, El Salvador, Ecuador, Cuba, Costa Rica, Congo, Republic of the, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Colombia, China, Cameroon, Cambodia, Burundi, Brunei, Bolivia, Bangladesh, Argentina, Angola, Grenada, Haiti, Sao Tome and Principe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Papua New Guinea, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Rwanda, Philippines, Peru, Panama, Nigeria, Nepal, Mozambique, Mexico, Malaysia, Liberia, Lesotho, Laos, Kenya, Jamaica, India, Honduras, Guinea-Bissau, Cote d'Ivoire, Central African Republic, Bhutan, Trinidad and Tobago, Togo, Timor-Leste, Suriname, Solomon Islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Uganda, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Vietnam, Venezuela, Vanuatu, Thailand, Tanzania, Taiwan, Swaziland, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Paraguay, Madagascar and Myanmar
Focus AreasForestry (Environment) and Technology
In 2019, the Small Grants Fund will continue to focus on rapid response to deforestation early warning – converting near real-time deforestation or fire alerts into action. Specifically, successful Small Grants Fund applicants will clearly articulate how they plan to incorporate two datasets – the Global Land and Discovery (GLAD) weekly deforestation alerts and/or the VIIRs active fire alerts – into improved forest management, law enforcement and advocacy.

In order to be eligible, organizations must:
• Be legally constituted as non-profit and non-governmental;
• Be able to complete an organizational assessment document (containing questions regarding organization governance, financial and compliance structure) in fluent English.
• Receive a rating of medium to low risk on WRI’s organizational assessment, which will be carried out once finalists are provisionally selected.

Other Requirements

Planned Usage of FundsSalaries for staff may be included and there is no explicit ceiling, but all costs in the proposed budgets must be well-justified.
Financial StatementsHave a total annual budget greater than $30,000 USD.
Possess a computerized financial system for tracking and recording expenses;

Reporting RequirementsGrant recipients are required to undergo a grant-specific audit at the end of the project. GFW will cover the cost of this audit up to a pre-determined amount.

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