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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Objectives

  • 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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Comments

  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.

      For more information regarding the application procedure, eligibility criteria and more , please visit the link provided in the last line at the end of the post.

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