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Projects We Support

PROJECT AND GRANT TYPES

The SVGCF will support single grants lasting no more than two years, ranging from $5,000 - $50,000 USD. Depending on project outcomes, grantees may be able to apply for and receive more funding following the completion of the first grant.
The Logic Model describes potential types of grantee activities that the SVGCF may consider funding relating to its goal, outcomes, and objectives. To summarize, these types of activities include:

Protected Area Management Activities

Recurrent management of Protected Area programs (excluding operations and administrative costs and staff salaries), such as climate change adaptation trainings, implementation of restoration activities, and development of management plans

Education and awareness

Activities that promote building community awareness about PAs, biodiversity and conservation (e.g., climate change awareness, Protected Area regulations).

Technical support/capacity building

Institutional strengthening and capacity-building on specific topics (e.g., climate change adaptation, alternative livelihoods), including travel costs to capacity building and training programs for government staff.

Research

Grant programs designed to support conservation-oriented research (e.g., collection of baseline data on pollution and water quality, monitoring of restoration sites)

Basic equipment/tools

Small infrastructure, travel capacity, and supplies related to specific natural resources and biodiversity management projects.

Policy

Projects designed to result in strengthening the legal and policy framework for conservation of ecosystems and protected areas (e.g., identify gaps in the legal/policy framework for protected areas; identifying government champions to support conservation)

Livelihoods

Projects focused on engaging communities in developing and implementing sustainable and alternative livelihood projects, such as ecotourism enterprises.

NON-ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

A number of project types will not be eligible to receive funding from the SVGCF. 

Non-eligible projects include:

  • One-time and recurring operation/administrative costs of ministries, agencies, departments
  • Salaries for executive officers or core organization staff
  • Activities relating to extraction/depletion of natural resources
  • Purchase of land
  • Projects not consistent with the purpose of the SVGCF
  • Projects related to political campaigns and/or political propaganda
  • Projects that violate provisions of the Inter-American Convention on Corruption
  • Projects that could be expected to give a conflict of interest