The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is looking to fund projects which benefit biodiversity in a wild landscape.
This focus on biodiversity will also address the importance that EOCA places on the issue of climate change. Projects should ensure that the habitats being conserved are those that sequester carbon, reduce emissions, enable adaptations to climate change, and/or protect against further habitat and biodiversity loss.
It is also very important that the projects are beneficial to the local communities that live in, or near, these habitats. Projects should highlight how they encourage local stewardship of habitats, alleviate poverty, support local ecosystem services, while at the same time, having a link to outdoor enthusiasts who value these precious wild spaces.
grants of up to €30,000
- Non profit organisations can apply to EOCA for grants of up to €30,000 to implement a conservation project of up to 2 years in duration in any country around the world except North America (US and Canada – where the Conservation Alliance provides funding for conservation efforts from the North American outdoor industry).
- Project applications are shortlisted according to their ability to meet EOCA’s criteria for funding (see below). Using this criteria, the shortlist of projects is drawn up at the sole discretion of the General Managers, the Scientific Advisors and EOCA’s Board of Directors. The General Managers will seek further advice from EOCA’s Scientific Advisors if required. Due to the many diverse nationalities making up the whole panel, all applications must please be written in English.
- Project applications MUST:
- protect a threatened species or habitat;
- have a link to the outdoor enthusiast; AND
- involve hands-on practical conservation work.
For more information, visit https://www.eocaconservation.org/project-info.cfm?pageid=20