New England Biolabs Foundation: Submit LOIs for Small Grants Program!

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Deadline: 1 March 2016

The New England Biolabs Foundation is seeking letters of inquiry (LOIs) from community-based nonprofit organizations. The Program encourages proposal for community-based projects in settings where small grants can make a big impact. The Program’s mission is to foster community-based conservation of landscapes and seascapes and the biocultural diversity found in these places.

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  • Creating and/or ensuring effective management and governance of protected areas, including Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), in particular where governance is led by communities
  • Ecological restoration involving native species. Priority will be given to those efforts linked to existing conservation areas already valued by communities.
  • Providing enhanced and alternative local livelihoods, including sustainable agriculture and value-added products to support local economies.
  • Environmental education that draws on indigenous and local traditions and language to address present-day problems.
  • Use of the arts and other innovative methods to convey social and environmental messages.
  • Fostering civic engagement of communities through creative facilitation and other methods of stakeholder involvement

Thematic Areas

  • Conserving biological diversity (terrestrial and marine).
  • Sustaining cultural diversity (linguistic diversity, as well as traditional knowledge systems and practices).
  • Maintaining ecosystem services (water, soil, and carbon sequestration).
  • Supporting food sovereignty and economic vitality of local communities.
  • In the marine environment, sustaining healthy reefs and fisheries.

Funding available

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  • Maximum grant size is $10,000
  • Most grants range from $3,000 to $8,000
  • Local grants range from $1,000-$5,000

Eligible Countries

On occasion, projects are considered in the countries already worked in for the past decades. These include- Papua New Guinea, Tanzania and El Salvador.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • Letter of inquiry from eligible Countries (mentioned above) are accepted.
  • Organizations working in these regions are welcome to approach with inquiries for projects that fall within the Funding Priorities.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a letters of inquiry (LOIs) via given website.

For more information, please visit New England Biolabs.

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  1. Avatar Amberber Wasihun says

    In fact ur objective is interesting but i do have one project proposal on pineapple( improved variety) distribution for my local farmers can i apply my proposal for ur organization. my profile is I am Instructor(Irrigation) in one of Agriculture collage(Mizan) in Ethiopia, I expect ur response will be well!!

    • Avatar Deepika Singh says

      Hi Amberber,

      Fundsforngos is not a funding organization and we do not provide grants. We are a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding.

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