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Global Forest Watch: Applications for 2020 Small Grants Fund (SGF)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 5, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on February 29, 2020
Global Forest Watch (GFW) image
Global Forest Watch (GFW) image

The Global Forest Watch (GFW) is accepting applications for its 2020 Small Grants Fund (SGF) to promote broad uptake and effective use of GFW tools and data by civil society organizations.

In 2020, the Small Grants Fund will continue to focus on rapid response to deforestation through the use of early warning systems to identify, verify, investigate, and act upon satellite based alerts, with a primary focus on the Global Land and Discovery (GLAD) weekly deforestation alerts and, optionally, NASA’s VIIRs active fire alerts for improved forest management, law enforcement and advocacy.

Applicant organizations must:
1. Be legally constituted as non-profit and non-governmental
2. Have a total annual budget greater than $50,000 USD
3. Possess a computerized financial system for tracking and recording expenses
4. Be able to complete an organizational assessment document in fluent English
5. Receive a rating of medium to low risk on WRI’s organizational assessment.

Utilize This Offer

Successful projects translate data into action, to overcome challenges in protecting the world’s forests.
Awards range between $10,000 and $40,000 USD.

Projects will run from August 2020 – July 2021.

Deadline: March 1st, 2020.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 05, 2020
Feb 05, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these stories too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Feb 07, 2020
Feb 07, 2020

Thanks, Ana.