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

Sight and Life — Climate-Smart Nutrition

Sight and Life invites ideas from students, young professionals and entrepreneurs to provide a planet-friendly disruptive solution to combat malnutrition. Nutritional, climate-friendly and environmental-friendly innovative solutions from a diverse category of products, technologies and services are welcome. An Elevator Pitch Contest will be held at the Micronutrient Forum Global Conference (March 2020). Seven selected finalists will win a round trip and accommodation to Bangkok to present their idea. The winner will receive a cash award of US$5 thousand. Online applications have to be submitted by 31 January 2020. Find the contest

European Marine Board — Young Ambassador Programme

The European Marine Board (EMB) seeks creative young ambassadors that are willing to play a role in advocating for EMB and promoting the role and relevance of marine science. EMB ambassadors will participate in various activities, including EMB Plenary meetings and external events or workshops. The Ambassador will receive a total grant of €2 thousand and a travel grant up to a total amount of €3 for meeting and events. Ambassadors should commit up to 120 hours per year for a period of 2 years. Any PhD or postdoc student with experience in marine-based research is welcome to apply. Candidates have to apply by 31 January 2020. More

The KEEN Effect — Nature-based Education

The KEEN Effect seeks programs that bring children outside for adventurous recreation, environmental stewardship, and nature-based education. The KEEN Effect Youth program provides funding to grassroots organizations developing youth (age 18 or under) activities in the outdoors worldwide. The program grants up to US$20 thousand per project over a two-year cycle. Eligibility extends to registered non-profit organizations. Applications must be submitted by 31 January 2020. KEEN Effect Youth Program

Thomson Reuters Foundation — Reporting Workshop on Rural Poverty and Agricultural Development

The Thomson Reuters Foundation invites journalists from around the world to participate in a one-week Reporting Rural Poverty and Agricultural Development workshop in Rome, Italy (February 2020). The Foundation offers full bursaries for journalists from developing countries working for established media organisations. Participating journalists will have access to high profile delegates, leading experts, and technical experts. The application deadline is 06 January 2020. Click here

WWF-India — Climate Solver Awards

Climate Solver is a climate innovations platform developed by WWF to strengthen the development and widespread use of low carbon technologies. WWF-India invites submissions from small and medium enterprises that offer technologies that significantly lowers carbon emissions or provide sustainable solutions to enhance energy access. Indian enterprises, businesses and companies are welcome to submit an application. The deadline for application is 15 January 2020. About the Climate Solver Awards

Renewable Energy Performance Platform — Women-Owned Renewable Energy Projects in Africa

With funding from the UK-Government, the Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) invites application for gender-themed request for proposals targeting women-led renewable energy projects in Africa. Successful applicants will have access to financing services, technical assistance, capacity building and access to risk mitigation instruments. The deadline for submitting applications is 15 January 2020. More

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund — Biodiversity Conservation in the Mediterranean Basin (Workshop)

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) seeks project partners to conduct a regional, thematically focused workshop in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Organizations can request between US$25 thousand and US$40 thousand for the implementation of regional capacity building activities and a thematically focused workshop on freshwater biodiversity and plant conservation. Eligibility extends to non-governmental organizations, community groups, universities and private enterprises. The ecosystem profile technical summary is available in English, French and Arabic. LOIs must be submitted by 15 January 2020. Link

Young Sustainable Impact Southeast Asia — Innovation Program 2020

Young Sustainable Impact (YSI) Southeast Asia invites applications for a fully funded Incubation Program which will provide participants with the frameworks, mentorship and resources to start a company. Teams or individually are invited to create lasting solutions to Southeast Asia’s pressing problems in the themes of “Energy Transitions”, “Future of Food & Agriculture”, and “Circular Economy.” Candidates have to be 18-35 years old. Participants receive a fully funded trip to Singapore to participate in a 9-day workshop. Up to US$5 thousand funding is available to promising startups. Applications have to be received by 18 January 2020. More about this opportunity

PNG-Australia Partnership — Off-Grid Electrification Program Papua New Guinea

The PNG-Australia Off-Grid Electrification Program (Pawarim Komuniti) supports access to clean energy in rural and remote communities in Papua New Guinea. The Program will support local off-grid energy solutions such as solar home systems, and others, to provide rural households, community service facilities and businesses with affordable access to clean energy. Selected organisations will receive funding in the amount of between PGK250 thousand and PGK3 million. Pawarim Komuniti will accept proposals from legally registered national or international private companies and NGOs eligible to work in Papua New Guinea. Applications have to be submitted by 20 January 2020. Link

UNESCO World Heritage Centre — World Heritage Volunteers Youth Campaign

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre announces the Call for Projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2020. The WHV encourages young people to undertake concrete actions and to play an active role in the protection, preservation and promotion of World Heritage sites. Legally registered public or private organisations and institutions are invited to submit a project proposal for practical, hands-on workshops with youth focus. Each organisation is eligible to apply for a maximum of 4 projects to be carried out at different World Heritage sites. Projects should have a minimum 10 day duration and involve as much international volunteers as possible. Applications have to be submitted by 19 January 2020. Link to instructions