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The Waterloo Foundation seeking Applications for Tropical Rainforests Programme (United Kingdom)

The Waterloo Foundation seeking Applications for Tropical Rainforests Programme (United Kingdom)


Deadline: 1 June 2020

The Waterloo Foundation is seeking applications to protect tropical rainforests for their value to the climate, communities and biodiversity, principally through avoided deforestation.

10+ Funders for Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
10+ Global Donors for Improving Lives of Children in Poor Countries
10+ Donors that believe in building NGO capacities for Civil Society Development
15+ Donors for Saving the Planet: Grants for Environment, Conservation and Wildlife
Project Criteria

Local Projects
Applications for practical local projects that they will consider would typically be working on a specified tropical rainforest area, defined in hectares. They will generally only accept applications for the protection of areas larger than 10,000 hectares. Applicants will need to demonstrate how their project involves:
Exposing, addressing and overcoming the local drivers of deforestation
Management of the specified area
Methods to measure and monitor the protected area
Sustainable livelihoods for forest-dependent communities
Strategic Projects
They will consider applications for strategic projects that are working on addressing the drivers of deforestation on a wider or international scale. These could include:
Working on international or regional forest policy
Campaigning for improved practices in commerce
Innovative ways of reducing deforestation e.g. financial systems or solutions based on the value of forest ecosystem services
Funding Information

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

20+ Donors standing up for Human Rights and Equality
10+ International Donors seeking to improve Access to Water, Hygiene and Sanitation
20+ Global Donors for Empowering Women and Girls
25+ Donors for the Empowerment of Youth
Eligibility Criteria

The programme provide 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 tropical rainforest local projects:
Applicants should be able to evidence previous successful tropical rainforest projects, with outcomes including:
Demonstrable protection of an area of tropical rainforest specified by hectare and cost;
Implementation of a management plan;
Improved livelihoods and income levels of forest-dependent communities.
The area of tropical forest the project will protect in hectares.
For tropical rainforest strategic projects:
Evidence of previous successful strategic programmes e.g. an attributable change in policy or improved supply chain. They may ask to see a full copy of the supporting data and evaluation at a later stage;
For applicants proposed programme, the specific measurable outcomes that applicants expect the programme to achieve, and the methods applicants will use to monitor these outcomes;
The strategy put in place to ensure the sustainability of the programme’s objectives for the long term.
For more information, visit http://waterloofoundation.org.uk/EnvironmentApplications.html#1

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