Foundation Ensemble’s Small Grants Fund provides funding in the areas of animal biodiversity, water and sanitation and sustainable development. However, nearly 50% of this fund is focused upon supporting projects related to biodiversity such as protecting species of animals that are under threat and/or about to become extinct.
Unlike Program Fund, the Small Grants Fund of the Foundation represents the 15% of its annual endowment and it has no geographical priorities (proposals can be submitted from around the world).
Small and medium-sized NGOs are especially encouraged to apply to this Fund, but they need to ensure that they do not fall in the category of what the Foundation does not fund. Please read carefully the previously funded projects under this Fund at the Foundation’s website before applying.
The maximum amount of money that will be invested per project by the Foundation is 30,000 €. The Foundation can provide up to 50% of the total budget.
There are two separate application forms under this Fund. Projects relating to animal biodiversity have to use a different form and for other projects, the Small Grants form has to be used.
The deadline to submit proposals under the Small Grants Fund is 11 March 2011. For more information, visit this link.