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Global Forest Watch (GFW): 2021 Small Grants Fund

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 12, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on February 28, 2021
Global Forest Watch (GFW) logo
Global Forest Watch (GFW) logo

The Small Grants Fund provides financial and technical support to organizations around the world to use GFW’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.

Winning proposals will clearly demonstrate how they intend to use GFW’s suite of tools and data on GFW to curb deforestation within one of these three key themes.

Utilize This Offer

The scope of the 2021 Small Grants Fund focuses on three key themes:
• forest protection,
• forests and agriculture, and
• forest policy.

All applications must clearly articulate how GFW will play a critical role in the project.
To find out more information about how to use GFW, you can explore the help materials on the Help Center.

We encourage applications that can clearly demonstrate how GFW contributes to existing work.

Only organizations legally designated as non-profit and non-governmental are eligible for the Small Grants.

Funding can only be granted to one organization per application, although you may subgrant to other partners to implement the project as long as you have an active role in both the management and implementation of the project.

International organizations are eligible to apply if the proposed project is at the national or subnational level.

We can only accept applications in English.

Before applying, please carefully review these guidelines along with the Small Grants Fund Frequently Asked Questions.

Application deadline: March 1st, 2021.

For more information please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 12
Feb 12

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order 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 by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse and its website

Jill Langhus
Feb 13
Feb 13

Thanks, Ana.