Donor: Habitat Foundation
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: Malaysia
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Individual, Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 30.10.2021

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Asia



1) Objective

The Habitat Foundation Sustainable Tourism Grants have been created to fund initiatives to build capacity and strengthen the practice of ecotourism and conservation in Malaysia. This grants programme is motivated by the belief that travel to natural areas can be a driver for conservation and environmental awareness. Ecotourism can also be a way to generate sustainable financing for protecting nature and incomes for local businesses and households. The grants can fund:

  • on site training and capacity building to improving guiding, the curation of ecotourism experiences, and protection of sensitive environments;
  • attending off-site training or to gain specialized qualifications to gain capacity in ecotourism management;
  • improving interpretation on site to enhance the visitor experience and education objective;
  • providing information, education, and training to reduce environmental impact among local people and tourists alike;
  • participating in study visits and facilitating secondments to enhance Best Practice in ecotourism from more-established ecotourism businesses and organizations;
  • enhancing the use of communications tools to promote poorly known ecotourism sites to strengthen viability and generate funding for conservation.
  • any other initiative, programme, or activity to boost capacity with proper justification.

2) Eligibility

Applications for Sustainable Tourism Grants may be made by individuals, businesses, non-government organizations, and community-based organizations.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Malaysia.

4) Budget

The Sustainable Tourism Grants are for activities or programmes to promote Best Practice in ecotourism that can be implemented within a timeframe of less than 10 months. They range in value from RM5,000 to RM15,000.

5) Application

Applicants are requested to submit a Concept Proposal by email to thf@habitatfoundation.org.my before 30 October 2021. Only shortlisted Concept Proposals will be invited to submit a full proposal.

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