Grant Opportunities

WWF Nedbank Green Trust Grant Program for South Africa

WWF Nedbank Green Trust Grant Program for South Africa

Deadline: 18-Jul-22

The WWF Nedbank Green Trust is offering Grants to innovative projects that help solve some of the greatest societal and environmental challenges in South Africa.

Objective: To promote the conservation of nature and ecological processes through the preservation of genetic, species and ecosystem diversity, through ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and through the promotion of actions aimed at reducing to a minimum pollution and the wasteful exploitation and consumption of resources and energy.

The WWF Nedbank Green Trust is interested in Projects that offer:
Differentiated or unique ways to unlock a stuck problem
Tangible impacts and outcomes based on agreed change logic
Scaling, catalytic, potential: Viability (impact beyond funding period), future funding, demand for the solution, scaling mechanism
Environmental outcomes contribution as guided by the WWF Strategy
Relevance to big social issues
People Centered solutions
Gender considered solutions
Visibility potential
Evidence of support from the receiving environment (letters of support)
WWF Environmental and Social Safeguards Framework
Funding Information
R 3 million over 3 years, dependent on the cost of producing the solution proposed.

What they are looking for?
When they consider proposed projects, they look at the following:
Is the proposed project catalytic and can it be scaled up to national level?
Will it contribute to achieving the identified environmental outcomes?
Do people believe in the value proposition?
Is it valuable, unique, innovative and transferable?
Can/will the project be adopted by others?
Will it be a valuable addition to the project portfolio?
Please include letters of support from the receiving environment or proposed beneficiaries of your project.
Please ensure that your proposal clearly demonstrates how the change you are working towards will take place. Make clear the assumptions and facts you are basing your project upon and demonstrate how these, coupled with your solution, will lead to catalytic change.
What they do not fund?
The WWF Nedbank Green Trust will not support the following:
Conduit organisations that are not the end users of the project funds.
Initiatives that focus on ex-situ (off-site) conservation activities with little implications for wild populations, e.g. captive breeding, rehabilitation or welfare of individuals.
Purely academic research not linked to trust projects or with little evidence of practical application.
Core support for organisations and the purchase of capital equipment, including buildings, fencing and vehicles.
Development of commercial, private conservation enterprises and/or private nature reserves.
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