Donor: Waterloo Foundation
Application procedure: Concept Note, Full Proposal
Donor base: United Kingdom
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 100.000GBP
Funding ratio: Co-funding preferred


  • Environment & Natural Resources

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, 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, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, 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, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

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


1) Objective

The Waterloo Foundation (TWF) is an independent grant-making foundation created in 2007, and based in Cardiff, Wales. The Foundation gives grants to organisations both in the UK and worldwide. They are most interested in projects that help globally particularly in the areas of the disparity of opportunities and wealth and the unsustainable use of the world’s natural resources. The objective of the World Development Marine Grants is to promote initiatives working to halt declining fish stocks that communities in developing countries rely on. These could include: working on international or regional marine policy, campaigning for improved practices in commerce, exploring different fishing practices and techniques and maintaining or improving fish stocks to a sustainable level. Preference will be given to initiatives working to halt the decline of fish stocks that communities in developing countries rely on, and those working to bring about sustainable fisheries in Wales. They will consider both practical local projects, and strategic initiatives. The protection of mangroves to benefit local fisheries is also a component of our Marine Programme.

They support: (1) Local projects: applications for local projects should demonstrate that they will positively impact upon the marine fisheries they are working to protect, and could include: development of marine protected areas or sustainable fisheries management; addressing local causes of over-exploitation of fish stocks and other seafood; creation of sustainable livelihoods for coastal and seafood dependent people; and (2) Strategic projects: they will consider applications for strategic projects that are working on addressing marine issues at a wider or international scale. These could include: working on international or regional marine policy; campaigning for improved practices in commerce; exploring different fishing practices and techniques; improving information exchange to eradicate illegal unreported and unregulated fishing.

2) Eligibility

Eligible organisations must have an annual income of over £300,000. They prioritise providing funding support to UK-based charities. If an organisation is based in a developing country, they must send contact details for a named person who is willing to provide them with a reference for the work.

3) Location

Actions can take place worldwide in developing countries with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and occasionally South Asia.

4) Budget

They consider providing one off and multi-annual grants (usually for up to three years). The majority of their grants in this programme is for a total of £50,000-£100,000.

5) Application

Each year they have 2 deadlines and they aim to process all the applications they receive within 6 months of the deadline date: 1st March and 1st September. The proposal shall contain the following information: (1) evidence of previous successful strategic programmes e.g. an attributable change in policy or improved supply chain; (2) specific measurable outcomes that are expected the programme to achieve, and the methods used to monitor these outcomes; and (3) strategy put in place to ensure the sustainability for the long term. It shall not be longer than 2-3 sides of A4, and can be sent as an attachment to an email to applications(a)waterloofoundation.org.uk.

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