Waterloo Foundation’s Tropical Rainforests Programme – United Kingdom
The Waterloo Foundation is currently accepting applications to protect tropical rainforests for their value to the climate, communities and biodiversity, principally through avoided deforestation.
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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.
The majority of their grants in this programme will be for a total of £50,000 – £100,000.
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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.
If you are an organisation based outside of the UK you must send them contact details for a named person who is willing to provide them with a reference for your work. This must be someone who:
Works for an international NGO with offices in the UK
Works for an organisation that the Foundation has previously given a grant to
Works for an organisation with offices in the UK, which has been a current or former donor to your organisation
Works for an academic institution, think tank or as an independent consultant who is based in the UK, and which has evaluated your organisation.
How to Apply?
We don’t have an application form, so you are free to formulate your proposal as you wish. However, when applying to the Environment Fund, please follow these guidelines:
Limit the proposal to approximately 2-3 sides of A4, and send it as an attachment to an email to the address given on the website. Applications sent anywhere else will not be counted.
State that you are applying under our Environment programme, and state which programme you are applying to – Marine or Tropical Rainforests. Please also let us know how you heard about this particular funding programme.
Supply basic information on your organisation – name, address, aim, charitable status, annual income and expenditure, website address and contact details.
Briefly describe the project or purpose for which you are seeking funding. You must outline how this meets the priorities of the programme you are applying to.
Briefly outline the anticipated project outcomes and how these will be measured, including any post-implementation studies you plan to undertake.
Please provide a brief outline of the need for this particular intervention. Do reference any statistics, data or research that you use as justification.
Provide brief project details such as cost, timescales and activities. We don’t need to see the full project plan or budget at this stage.
Provide evidence that your previous projects have led to successful outcomes and sustained impact.
For more information, visit http://waterloofoundation.org.uk/EnvironmentApplications.html