Global Forest Watch Small Grants Fund


Registration Deadline:

Friday, March 15, 2019, 11:59pm

Civil Society Organizations operating in and around forested areas are some of the most effective champions of forest conservation and management. However, they frequently lack the resources or knowledge of how to incorporate the latest forest-monitoring technology into their research, advocacy, and field work. The Small Grants Fund provides financial and technical support to organizations around the world to use Global Forest Watch’s tools and data to turn forest monitoring information into action. Working in close partnership with local organizations also helps GFW to understand how we can best adapt our tools to meet the unique needs of this user group.

Program Benefits

  • Grant awards between $10K - $40K.
  • Individualized training and support.
  • Form part of the GFW partnership.

Small Grants Fund projects have used GFW to strengthen community land rights, by providing evidence of the benefits of community-monitored forests; alert authorities to illegal deforestation, resulting in fines for the perpetrators; and create campaigns, to raise awareness of deforestation drivers and hold those responsible to account.

The Small Grants Fund Call for Applications opens once a year. Though the specific focus of the Call varies from year to year, successful applicants must clearly articulate how GFW will support and enhance their ongoing work related to:

  • Advocacy
  • Community engagement
  • Education
  • Forest monitoring and enforcement
  • Journalism

For more information:

- Review the Small Grants Fund Frequently Asked Questions.
- Read the 2019 Guidelines for Applicants.
- Listen to the webinar featuring past SGF project recipients.

The call for applications for the 2019 Small Grants Fund will open on February 1st, 2019 and will close on March 15th, 2019. Apply here.

How to apply/register:

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