Donor: European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA)
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Switzerland
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 30.000€
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 60.000€
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Environment & Natural Resources

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu


1) Objective

This funding opportunity seeks to support organisations whose projects protect a threatened species or habitat and have a link to the outdoor user.  All projects must involve hands-on conservation work. This funding opportunity will consider projects that will produce the following outcomes: (1) conservation measures addressing specific issues and root causes; (2) involvement / engagement of local people and (3) education and communication. Preference will be granted to projects that address the following key areas: (1) protect, enhance or restore threatened key species, habitats or broader ecosystems in ‘wild’ areas. This may include for example moorland, hills, mountains, coasts, rivers, forest, grassland, peatland and ocean areas. The project must identify and address the key threats to the species, habitats or broader ecosystems, and how it will protect and /or enhance them. Innovative solutions to ‘old’ problems will be welcomed; (2) consider the needs of the outdoor enthusiast: the project must enhance the experience of outdoor enthusiasts as well as protecting the identified species, habitat or broader ecosystem from any negative impact by their visits.

Projects may, for example, enhance a visitor’s experience by protecting a threatened species they might then see, or protect an area by ensuring trails / rock faces / waterways and /or associated information / education keeps visitors from damaging fragile habitats or disturbing vulnerable wildlife.

2) Eligibility 

Conservation bodies which are nominated by Association members can apply for grants.

3) Location 

Any country around the world except North America is eligible.

4) Budget 

EOCA will fund a max. of €60,000 per project for applications submitted in the June round, and a max. of €30,000 per project for those submitted in the December round.

5) Application 

EOCA has a TWO stage application process. Firstly, a short application form – no further documentation is needed at this stage. The deadlines for this application stage are 12 midday (BST) (GMT+1) / 13.00 CEST (GMT+2) on 15 June and 12 midday (GMT) / 13.00 CET (GMT+1) on 15 December for our two annual funding rounds. If the project is then selected to our second stage, they will email you with the full application form and you will have 20 working days to complete this.

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