Global Forest Watch, World Resources Institute Announce Small Grants Fund


Global Forest Watch (GFW) and World Resources Institute are calling for applications to the 2015 Global Forest Watch Small Grants Fund. The fund aims to strengthen civil society organizations working on local forest management and conservation practices. It also aims to encourage civil society groups to conduct evidence-based advocacy and campaigning, and/or promote transparency in the forest sector.

Following the launch of the GWF platform in 2014, the Global Forest Watch Small Grants Funds was established.

GWF is a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system empowering people everywhere to better manage forests. The grant provides financial and technical support for civil society organizations to apply GFW data and technology in their work. Selected organizations will be provided a grant between $10,000 and $40,000 USD for a short-term project that transforms Global Forest Watch information into action.

Civil society organizations, as well as past applicants to the Small Grants Fund, are encouraged to apply for funding.  The deadline for submission is March 1, 2015.

Click here for Guidelines for Applicants