On 1-Nov, the Fund closed its last grant application window of 2014. We received more than 450 applications, 458 to be exact. These applications were submitted to the Fund between 1 July and 31 October 2014.
The applications will be reviewed by our advisory board and decisions will be made before the end of 2014. Of course, not all applications will be funded. For the final round of funding in 2014; more than $500k will be awarded.
By the end of 2014 the Fund will have donated another $1.5m to species conservation, bringing the total awarded to nearly $12m.
Dont be alarmed, there is another funding window currently wide open. The next deadline 28-Feb-15.
The Fund supported 57 more conservation projects with $514,495 bringing the total amount donated to species conservation to $11,380, 859 in less 5 years. Here is a short sample of the 61 projects in the latest round of grant giving.
- $4,600 emergency population assessment grant for giraffe in Congo;
- $2,500 for Sociable lapwing in Eritrea;
- $9,500 for wild coffee plant in Tanzania;
- $6,500 for Rusty spotted cat in Sri Lanka;
- $15,670 for the Christmas Island giant gecko in Austrailia.
Many of the grant recipients have created case studies on our website and you can view these by navigating to the case study section of our website. If you are interested in apply for a grant, please visit our grant application page and apply before our next deadline.