Application Deadline: August 1, 2016
Conservation Workshop Grants fund organizations to train communities, stakeholders, park guards, and others on local and regional conservation issues. These grants support training workshops with a strong hands-on learning component that will build capacity for people living in WWF priority places in select countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Local organizations from select WWF-US priority countries must meet all of the eligibility criteria to be considered for a grant.
Organizations working in the following countries are eligible to apply. Please note that EFN gives preference to applicants working in certain WWF priority places, indicated in parenthesis below.
- Cameroon (Congo Basin)
- Central African Republic (Congo Basin)
- Dem. Republic of Congo (Congo Basin)
- Gabon (Congo Basin)
- Kenya (Coastal East Africa)
- Republic of Congo (Congo Basin)
- Tanzania (Coastal East Africa)
To be eligible for a Conservation Workshop Grant, the following criteria must be met:
- Your organization must have an established presence in an eligible country for at least 3 years.
- Your organization must be working in a WWF priority ecoregion.
- Your organization must not have received a Conservation Workshop Grant in the past 3 years.
- Your organization must submit all required documents by the application deadline.
- The proposed training must include an active learning, practical skills, or field activity component.
- The proposed training must take place within one year of submission of the application.
- The proposed training must take place at least 90 days after the application deadline.
- Administrative costs (including staff expenses) for the proposed training cannot exceed 15 percent of the total budget.
Organizations may submit an online application at any time. Completed applications will be reviewed on the dates noted above.
The training proposal should include a narrative description of the proposed workshop that includes the following:
- workshop rationale
- main workshop objectives and goals
- description of how the workshop will address climate change
- course agenda and methodology – this must include an active learning or training component
- workshop timeline – this should include workshop preparation, workshop activities, and follow-up activities
- participant selection process – explain why the target group was chosen and what criteria was used to select participants
- list of participants (if available at the time of submission)
- short-term expected outcomes (6 months to 1 year)
- long-term expected outcomes (1+ years)
- method of evaluation – describe how you will measure the expected outcomes (i.e. surveys, monitoring, % of reduction in destructive practices)
- CV or resume for the main trainer and a brief biography for all other trainers
- detailed project budget (not exceeding USD$7,500)
- APPLICATION DEADLINES
All applicants must complete an application by one of the deadlines noted below. The workshop must take place at least 90 days after the application deadline to allow EFN time for review, selection, and processing of the grant. Applications will be reviewed 4 times a year as noted below:
- November 1, 2015
- February 1, 2016
- May 1, 2016
- August 1, 2016
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