The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment.

The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.

Orangutan Foundation — Research Grants

The Orangutan Foundation offers research grants of up to of £500 to students studying orangutan behaviour and ecology or related rainforest field research in Indonesia. Preference is for research on ecology, animal wildlife density and population, animal wildlife behaviour, water analysis in Sungai Sekonyer River, and under-studied populations. The application deadline is 31 May 2017. Link

Fondation Nature & Decouvertes — Nature Protection in France and Africa 2017

Fondation Nature & Decouvertes supports projects for nature protection, environmental education, and public awareness in France.  Additionally, a few grants support projects with similar themes in Francophone Africa. The next application deadline for environmental education projects (funding of €8 thousand to €25 thousand) is 01 February 2017. Applications for small projects (“coup de main”) ranging from €500 to €3000 can be submitted at any time. Link

HDH Wills Charitable Trust — Conservation of Wildlife and the Environment

The HDH Wills Trust offers grants to charities in England and Wales dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and the environment.  Grants from £2 thousand to £25 thousand (in some cases, up to £50 thousand) are available to charities registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales, or which are exempt or excepted charities.  Past grants include several to UK organizations with conservation programs or projects in the developing world.  The closing date for applications is 31 October 2017.  Link

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Biodiversity Conservation in Timor-Leste

In support of conservation in the Wallacea Biodiversity Hotspot, CEPF invites letters of inquiry from organizations wishing to work in or affect key biodiversity areas and species in Timor-Leste.  Eligibility for funding extends to NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society organizations. Typical grants are US$100 thousand for periods of 12 to 30 months, although CEPF will consider proposals up to US$300 thousand for exceptionally qualified applicants. The closing date for letters of inquiry is 13 December 2016. Link

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — Africa Program 2017

The program “Wildlife Without Borders” includes a regional component for Central Africa. Funding in 2017 will focus on projects that impact wildlife populations in the following countries: Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Congo, Dem Rep Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, and São Tomé and Príncipe. The announcement defines the priority themes.  Applications are open to qualified individuals; multi-national secretariats; institutions of higher education; and nonprofit NGOs. The application deadline is 17 January 2017. Link

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Biodiversity in Eastern and Southern Africa

On behalf of the CEPF, Birdlife International announces the 16th and final call for proposals supporting biodiversity conservation in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot.  The eligible countries are Dem Rep Congo, Ethiopia,  Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.  The maximum grant is US$20 thousand.  Applications need to be submitted by 23 November 2016.   Link

Earth Journalism Network — Biodiversity Media Grant

The Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers the Biodiversity Media Grant to support journalism networks and media organizations throughout the world in increasing the capacity of media to cover critical issues of conservation and biodiversity. EJN is especially interested in projects that focus on conservation in high-biodiversity regions of the world such as the Amazon, Central Africa, and Southeast Asia. Preference will be given to applications from or affiliated with professional journalists, media organizations, journalism schools, and the like. EJN will also consider applications by NGOs or environmental groups looking to build the capacity of journalists to cover conservation issues. The average grant will be about US$10 thousand. The application deadline is 23 December 2016. Link

World Wildlife Fund — Funding for Women Conservationists in the Congo Basin 2017

WWF-US supports women conservationists in the Congo Basin for short-term training and for academic and technical degrees in conservation. Applicants must be citizens and permanent residents of Central African Republic, Dem Rep Congo, Gabon, or Rep Congo.  Note: EFN plans to include Cameroon in the list of eligible countries for the deadline on 01 February 2017.  Most professional development grants are for less than six months and are funded up to US$5 thousand. Most academic grants are for one year and up to US$10 thousand for study anywhere in the world. The next application deadlines are 01 November 2016 and 01 February 2017.  Link

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Grants for Biodiversity Conservation in the East Melanesian Islands

In partnership with the IUCN, the CEPF makes grants for biodiversity conservation in the East Melanesian Islands.  Small and large (>US$20 thousand) grants will address biodiversity conservation in the islands region of Papua New Guinea.  Funding is also available for multi-country projects covering the islands region of PNG, Solomon Islands, and/or Vanuatu. Eligibility for grants extends to community groups, NGOs, academic institutions, private companies,and other civil society organizations. The deadline for letters of inquiry is 28 November 2016. Link

Oriental Bird Club — Bird Conservation in Asia

The OBC Conservation Fund makes grants for bird conservation in Asia. Grant-making priorities are projects that benefit globally threatened bird species; that conserve threatened bird habitats; and that are led by Asian residents. Small Conservation Awards are up to £1,500 for projects of 12-18 months, with applications before 31 March of each year. There is a special early deadline on 15 December for projects that have to begin before July. The OBC also considers special and emergency applications at any time. Link