Grants from Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund – Special Round

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1) Objective

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund is a significant philanthropic endowment established to do the following: (1) provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives; (2) recognize leaders in the field of species conservation; and (3) elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. The Fund’s reach is truly global, and its species interest is non-discriminatory. It is open to applications for funding support from conservationists based in all parts of the world, and will potentially support projects focused on any and all kinds of plant, animal and fungus species, subject to the approval of an independent evaluation committee. The Fund has been established to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the field and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. Its focus is global and eligibility for grants will extend to all plant, animal and fungi species conservation efforts.

The MBZ Species Conservation Fund will TEMPORARILY change the primary focus of its small grants for the next two rounds of grant giving (application deadlines of 31st October, 2020 and 28th February, 2021). Grants will now be awarded to support the core operational costs of local, grassroots, species conservation organisations, which are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a result face personnel or financial constraints in conducting species conservation work in 2021.

2) Eligibility

Anyone directly involved in species conservation can apply to the Fund for a grant.

3) Location

The Fund is open to applications for funding support from conservationists across the globe.

4) Budget

The grant size will remain a maximum of $25,000, but the minimum grant size will be $15,000 for this period.

5) Application

The last application deadline for this round is 28 February 2021.

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