The Small Grants Fund seeks to promote uptake of Global Forest Watch by civil society organizations to use in their research, advocacy, and fieldwork. The fund provides grants between US$10,000 and US$40,000 and technical support to civil society organizations for project implementation. Additionally, grant recipients have the opportunity to form part of a unique network of environmental organizations, working around the globe towards objectives like increasing women’s participation in land use decision-making in Indonesia, protecting jaguars in Nicaragua, mapping mangroves in Madagascar, monitoring the impact of mega-dam projects in Brazil, and more.
Small Grants Fund projects include:
1. FOREST MANAGEMENT, MONITORING AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
Use GFW’s near real-time alerts to monitor deforestation, notify authorities, target ranger patrols, or guide legal investigations.
2. ADVOCACY / CAMPAIGNING
Use GFW data to generate evidence to campaign against illegal deforestation, land grabbing, and enviromental injustice.
3. JOURNALISM AND STORYTELLING
Raise public awareness about the threats to forest-dependent communities by publishing stories or training local journalist using GFW data.
The Small Grants Fund is currently accepting applications for the 2017 cycle. Please read the Guidelines for Applicants thoroughly before applying. You may also want to review the SGF Frequently Asked Questions, the tutorials on the How To Portal, and the call for applications announcement on the GFW blog. For questions write to [email protected]