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

UNDP Africa — Sahel Innovate Challenge

The United Nations Development Programme in Africa (UNDP Africa) seeks youth from the Sahel Region willing to pitch their innovative solutions to a panel of judges at the YouthConnekt Sahel Forum. UNDP Africa is interested in innovative ideas from a broad range of topics, including agroforestry and climate change mitigation/adaptation, driving the region’s transformation. Participants have to be 35 or younger and be a national of Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, The Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, or Senegal. The deadline for applications is 21 November 2021. Sahel Innovate Challenge

UK Government — Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund

The Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Challenge Fund is a competitive grant scheme open to projects aiming to tackle the illegal wildlife trade in developing countries. Projects funded under the IWT Challenge Fund must support sustainable development in developing countries for the reduction of poverty (especially for those directly affected by illegal wildlife trade). Proposals are expected to range between £20 thousand and £1.5 million. Applications are welcome from different types of organizations, including academic institutions and private sector organizations. Applications from small, locally based organizations are especially welcome. Individuals are not eligible to apply. The Challenge Fund follows a two stage application process. The deadline for Stage 1 applications is 22 November 2021. IWT Challenge Fund

Acumen Fund — India Fellows Program 2022

The Acumen Fund promotes the power of social innovation to create solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. The India Fellows Program is designed to equip local leaders with the tools, mindset, and community to tackle poverty and injustice in their communities. Past fellows have included several in smallholder agriculture, renewable energy, waste management, fair trade, and other areas. The fellowship is a mix of offline and online seminars, involving a time commitment of approximately 30 days in the year. The application deadline is 26 November 2021. India Fellows

Commonwealth Foundation — Grants for Civil Society in Commonwealth Countries

The Commonwealth Foundation makes grants to civil society organizations in Commonwealth countries to support participatory governance. (Note: This could include participatory governance related to the management of forests, wildlife, water supplies, and other subjects in natural resources and environment.) The total grant amount requested must be between £15 thousand and £30 thousand per year for a maximum of two years. A list of eligible countries is included in the call. The deadline is 30 November 2021. Commonwealth Foundation

Earth Journalism Network — Investigative Reporting on Environmental Crime in East Africa

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers journalists from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda reporting grants of up to US$2 thousand to produce investigative stories about illegal wildlife trade and environmental crime in East Africa. Grants are open to professional journalists and media organizations and can be used to produce stories in any of the following mediums: print, television, radio or online. The grant is meant to cover the costs of travel for field reporting, research and production. The application deadline is 30 November 2021. Round 2

EIT Climate-KIC — Pan-African Climate Accelerator

Africa ClimAccelerator supports promising climate impact ideas and early-stage businesses with climate tech solutions through business support and capacity building. The program provides coaching and online training, as well as access to financial support and networking opportunities. Startups are invited to apply from East, West, South and North Africa. The application deadline is 07 November 2021. Africa ClimAccelerator

Climate Tracker — Energy Transition in Latin America

Climate Tracker, in partnership with Clean Energy Wire, offers 12 scholarships to journalists to cover investigations into the energy transition in Latin America and the Caribbean. The participant will be trained in the use of advanced media research tools and will address how the media covers the stories of energy and climate change in Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Journalists and researchers with experience in the media and investigations, under 35 years of age, are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply for this call is 10 November 2021. Link

U.S. Department of State — Small Grants for Young Leaders in Southeast Asia

The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is a program of the U.S. government to support bright young leaders ages 18-35 in the ASEAN countries. YSEALI Seeds for the Future is a small grants competition that provides funding of up to $15 thousand for promising young leaders to carry out projects that improve their communities. The four core themes are (1) Civic Engagement, (2) Education, (3) Economic Empowerment and Social Entrepreneurship, and (4) Environmental Issues. The application deadline is 11 November 2021. YSEALI Seeds For the Future

Water and Energy for Food — Call for Innovations in South and Southeast Asia

Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) seeks innovators (companies, non-profits, or universities) working on sustainable solutions for pressing challenges in the water, energy, and agriculture sectors in the South and Southeast Asia region. Individual awards for innovators are expected to range from US$25 thousand to US$500 thousand, depending on the type of funding requested. The call is open to applicants from the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. Participants will receive tailored support to help scale and grow their businesses. The submission deadline is 12 November 2021. Link

Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime — Resilience Fellowship Environmental Crime

The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) announces the Resilience Fellowship, which for 2022 will have Environmental Crime as its theme. The Resilience Fund provides grants and support to civil society individuals and organizations working to counter the impacts of criminal governance and violence across the world. Grants of US$15 thousand per Fellow will be awarded for one year. For the year 2022, a total of 10 Fellows will be selected. The Fellowship welcomes applications from people of any gender, ethnicity, age, religion or any other defining factor, who work in communities affected by organized environmental crime. The deadline to apply is 15 November 2021. Resilience Fellowship