Applications Invited for Global Forest Watch Small Grants Fund

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Applications Invited for Global Forest Watch Small Grants Fund

Organization: Global Forest Watch

Apply By: 01 Aug 2022

Grant Amount: 40000 USD

About the Organization

Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an online platform that provides data and tools for monitoring forests. By harnessing cutting-edge technology, GFW allows anyone to access near real-time information about where and how forests are changing around the world.

About the Grant

The Global Forest Watch Small Grants Fund (SGF) seeks to build the capacity of civil society organizations to effectively use GFW tools and data to reduce illegal or unplanned deforestation. Successful projects translate data into action, applying GFW to overcome challenges in protecting the world’s forests.

The SGF Award Small Grants Fund at a glance:

• The Small Grants Fund awards organizations between $10,000 and $40,000 USD

• The number of projects selected can range from 8-15, with 12 being the average

• Projects for the 2023 grant cycle will run from February 1, 2023 – January 31, 2024

• Each grantee will be assigned a WRI staff member as an advisor, who will provide virtual technical support and other assistance.

In addition to the financial support and technical assistance, SGF recipients become part of a network of organizations and receive benefits that extend beyond the lifetime of their grant.

These include opportunities to connect with others in the GFW network, invitations to GFW events, opportunities to test and provide feedback on new GFW features, and the potential to be featured in blogs, social media, or other WRI communications materials.

Eligibility

In order to meet WRI’s requirements for subgrant eligibility, organizations must:

  • Be legally constituted as non-profit and non-governmental;
  • Have a total annual budget greater than $50,000 USD;
  • Possess a computerized financial system for tracking and recording expenses (preferably a professional accounting software);
  • Receive a rating of medium to low risk on WRI’s organizational assessment (containing questions regarding organization governance, financial and compliance structure), which will be carried out once finalists are provisionally selected.
  • Be able to provide your organization’s most recent annual audit, or ALL three of the following documents: 1. a Balance sheet for the previous two years; 2. an Income Statement for the previous two years; 3. a Cash Flow Statement for the previous two years
  • At least one project point person with professional working proficiency in English (oral and written), in order to be able to submit the organizational assessment, narrative and financial progress reports in English, and communicate regularly via email and videoconference with WRI staff

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted from June 1 – August 1, 2022. You can apply here starting June 1.

For more information please check the Link