Donor: WWF Nedbank Green Trust
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: South Africa
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 150.000€
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Environment & Natural Resources

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      South Africa


1) Objective

The WWF Nedbank Green Trust was established by the Trustees in 1990 in order to promote the conservation of nature and ecological processes. Nedbank was the first, and subsequently only, funder for the Trust and WWF appointed as the management agency for the Trust and subsequently the environmental outcomes strategist for the Trust. The Trust has planned to achieve its mission through “…the preservation of genetic, species and ecosystem diversity; by ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and by promoting actions aimed at reducing, to the absolute minimum, pollution and the wasteful exploitation and consumption of resources and energy”.

Since 1990, the WWF Nedbank Green Trust has invested more R300 million in various catalytic conservation projects which have grown to a scale that has had a significant impact for environ- mental health and wealth of South Africa.

2) Eligibility

The WWF Nedbank Green Trust welcomes all organizations, aligned to its strategy, to partner with the Trust to achieve its vision of igniting new ways for people and nature to thrive.

3) Location

Actions must take place in South Africa.

4) Budget

The Trust can “invest” up to R 3 million over 3 years, dependent on the solution developed and the “return” it promises.

5) Application

The Trust Management Committee reviews the Trust project portfolio 3 times a year and provides direction for the Trust Manager in the management of the portfolio of projects as it evolves over a financial year, setting targets for new projects’ focus areas. It takes a minimum of 30 days to review new projects. Should it take longer, applicants are welcome to contact WWF-SA to track progress of their application. They recommend that applicants work closely with the relevant WWF-SA programme manager to develop the project before it is submitted for approval.

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