Donor: Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund (KNCF)
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: Japan
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 01.12.2022

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Environment & Natural Resources

Project Locations

  1. 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, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  2. Pacific

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


1) Objective

Projects meeting all of the following four conditions can be submitted to Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund 2022:

  • Projects carried out for the purpose of nature conservation in developing countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. Priority is given to projects for preserving biodiversity.
  • Projects expected to receive appropriate levels of cooperation from the host governmental agencies, related international organizations, non governmental organizations, and the local residents.
  • Projects that do not serve the special interests of any specific groups or individuals.
  • Projects carried out by persons with sufficient scientific expertise, or with the advice and cooperation of persons having such expertise

2) Eligibility

A group or organization meeting all of the following three conditions can apply: (1) A group capable of making appropriate reports, as requested by the Fund, regarding progress of the funded project and its financial status including budgetary and results; (2) A group with a legal personality or with a similar level of public trust; (3) A group with a record of at least three years of carrying out nature conservation projects.

3) Location

Actions must take place in developing countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

4) Budget

No standard funding amount is set. Funding will be granted for one year, from April 1st, 2021 to March 31st, 2022. For multi-year projects, you will need to re-apply for the grant next year. Interim Report has to be submitted by the deadline when the current project will be continued. The selection committee will decide to continue or not, depending on your activity result and outcomes.

5) Application

All applications must be submitted on or before 1 December 2022. 

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