|Focus Areas||Wildlife (Environment)|
|Planned Usage of Funds|
A small proportion of a grant budget can however be devoted to monitoring in order to inform the conservation results of the project and provide evidence of the improvement of the conservation status of the target species.
The following costs are ineligible: debts and debt service charges (interest), provisions for losses or potential future liabilities, and purchases of buildings. Contributions in kind (the provision of goods or services to a beneficiary free of charge by a third party) are not eligible costs, as they do not involve any expenditure for beneficiaries or affiliated entities. Indirect costs are eligible, but must not exceed 10% of the estimated total eligible direct costs.
Grants will not be used for activities adversely affecting Indigenous Peoples or where these communities have not provided their broad support to the project activities.
Grants will not be used for the purchase of land, involuntary resettlement of people, or activities that negatively affect physical cultural resources (includes sites having archaeological, paleontological, historical, religious, or unique natural values), including those important to local communities or for the purchase, storage, handling or use of pesticides and/or poisons. Grants cannot be used for the purchase of firearms.
A minimum of 20% matching funds is required for grants from CHF 25,000 to CHF 49,999; 50% matching funds is required for grants of CHF 50,000 to CHF 99,999; for grants above CHF 100,000, 100% matching funds is required. You will be asked to specify the sources of funding and distinguish between matching funds already secured and unconfirmed. Please note that all SOS grants in excess of CHF 100,000 will be required to budget for an independent project audit to take place at the end of the project according to national or international accounting standards. Moreover, the process of selection of projects is likely to be highly competitive and, given the current limited budget, large grants over CHF 200,000 will be limited in number.
Projects proposing pure research activities, captive breeding or conservation planning are not eligible.
Please be aware that for all for contracts with a value in excess of CHF 25,000 three price quotations from different suppliers will need to obtained and kept with financial records. Please refer to IUCN's Procurement Policy and Procedure for Grant Recipients for more details.