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WWF Environmental and Social Impact Grant 2024 (Up to $15,000)

The WWF’s Russell E Train Education for Nature (EFN) Program invites proposals focused on collaborative capacity building related to environmental and social impacts and risks of development projects on ecosystems and their services and enhancing inclusive conservation and sustainable development.

The Environmental and Social Impact Grant aims to provide competitive financial support to teams and institutions working in Kenya, Tanzania, and Madagascar focusing on enhancing capacities to address environmental and social impact assessment capacity building needs with an emphasis on local communities and local practitioners.

About World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

WWF was established in 1961 by a group of passionate and committed individuals who sought to secure the funding necessary to protect places and species that were threatened by human development. Inspired by a series of articles in a UK newspaper written by Sir Julian Huxley about the destruction of habitat and wildlife in East Africa, businessman Victor Stolan pointed out the urgent need for an international organization to raise funds for conservation. The idea was then shared with Max Nicholson, Director General of British government agency Nature Conservancy, who enthusiastically took up...... read more


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WWF Environmental and Social Impact Grant

Application Deadline18 Dec 2023
TypeEntrepreneurs
SponsorWorld Wildlife Fund (WWF)
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of WWF Environmental and Social Impact Grant

  • Applicants may request up to US$15,000 with strong budget justifications.

Requirements for WWF Environmental and Social Impact Grant Qualification

Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility criteria to be considered for a grant:

  • Organization must be legally registered in an eligible country (Kenya, Tanzania, and Madagascar).
  • Teams or organizations must have a track record in capacity building related to environmental and social impacts, application thereof to local activities related to conservation and development; and ability to monitor results.
  • Organization must submit all required documents by the application deadline.
  • Organization must complete all grant activities before August 2025.
  • The proposals must include active learning, practical skill components, mentoring and/or field-based learning activity that build skills and knowledge for local stakeholders, institutions and networks. Priority is given to local organizations that focus on addressing challenges of development that affect ecosystems and their services and enhancing sustainable development and conservation.
  • Organizations must commit to show how they will accomplish expected outputs within the context of country-specific regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Organizations must commit to support work that is focused on WWF’s six ambitious goals including climate, food, forests, freshwater, oceans and wildlife.


Interview date, Process and Venue for WWF Environmental and Social Impact Grant

Selection Criteria

Project proposals will undergo a rigorous and competitive selection process and scored based on a set of
criteria including, but not limited to the following score areas:

  • Proposed objectives and goals – the proposed work demonstrates an understanding of the rationale, the proposed activities are feasible within the proposed work plan, and the budget is realistic.
  • Project impact – both short- and long-term impacts as well as far-reaching outcomes on environmental and social sustainability beyond proposed timeframe whilst taking into consideration a risk assessment; Contribution to capacity development and ecological and social outcomes.
  • Project measurability – the proposed initiative has measurable outcomes and outputs.
  • Project scalability and transferability – the proposed activities can be scaled to context specific and are replicable.
  • Collaborations – projects that enhance partnerships with a clear outline of each stakeholders’ role in delivering the proposed objectives.

Application Deadline

December 18, 2023


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on wwf.submittable.com to apply

For more details,visit WWF website

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