Donor: Blue Action Fund
Application procedure: Concept Note
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 15.08.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 2.000.000€
Total available budget: 20.000.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 5.000.000€
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Food Security

Project Locations

  1. America

      Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru


1) Objective

Blue Action Fund (hereafter ‘Blue Action’) is pleased to announce a new open Call for Proposals focussing on the ‘Asia-Pacific’ region. This Call for Proposals is part of a continuing series of such Calls by Blue Action providing individual grants to NGOs for conservation projects in developing countries that have the following dual focus:

a) Newly established, expanded or better managed marine protected areas (MPAs) or networks of MPAs that result in biodiversity conservation, and
b) Enhanced livelihood conditions and food security.

The thematic focus of projects should cover both:
– Supporting ecologically representative and well-connected systems of MPAs through enhancing management of existing MPAs, enlarging existing MPAs or establishing new MPAs; and
– Supporting sustainable livelihoods in coastal communities dependent on MPAs and their buffer zones.

2) Eligibility

Eligible applicants are NGOs with proven experience in coastal and marine conservation and sustainable livelihood development in the area. NGOs must provide match funding of at least 25% of the total project costs. NGOs must have experience in
implementing projects of similar size, environmental and social management system capacity, and their reporting and financial management systems must be compliant with internationally recognised standards.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru.

4) Budget

Total available funding is €20,000,000. Grants may range from €2,000,000-€4,000,000, in justified cases up to €5,000,000

5) Application

If you would like to apply for a Blue Action grant, please fill out the Grant Application Note template and send it electronically in Word or PDF format [<5MB file size] to grants@blueactionfund.org with the subject line ‘[your organisation] Grant Application by 15 August 2024. All other documents relevant to applicants can be found on Blue Action’s website: https://www.blueactionfund.org/documents.

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