Deadline: on a rolling basis
Open to: everyone
Grants: up to 20,000 US dollars
The Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grants Program provides small grants with a quick turnaround time for solutions to emerging conservation issues. Its primary focus is on the creation of new or expanded no-take marine protected areas or sanctuaries in developing states where the government is a full and early partner. Grants will be provided on those projects that are about:
The Rapid Ocean Conservation Grant Program is open for everyone. Project must support sustainable fishing and/or MPAs as elaborated in the program focus section. Applicants need not hold advanced degrees, but must demonstrate a commensurate level of experience and expertise with respect to the proposed project. Applicants must have and maintain legitimate affiliation with an academic institution or NGO for the duration of the grant project.
Proposals for grants up to $10,000 will be given on a rolling basis. Proposals up to $20,000 will be considered, but granted highly infrequently. Project funds will be distributed with in 2 weeks of funding decisions. The grant will be given to those projects who meets the Evaluation Criteria including:
Interested applicants need to sent their project proposal via ROC online platform. There you need to create an online account to proceed with your application and provide the necessary information about yourself and information about your project. Please note that if you want your project to be granted with funds from the ROC you need to have support from a acadenud institution or a NGO organisation. Also in the application process you will be asked you will be asked to provide proof and documentation of charitable status (examples: articles of incorporation, charter, certificate of registered charity). Applications without proof of charitable status will not be considered. During the review process, you may be asked to provide additional information such as bylaws of the organization and/or financial statements.