2021 marks the Foundation’s 50th anniversary and to celebrate this, we are planning to launch two funding initiatives. Here's the first:
A Collaborative Environment Fund for the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs)
We are contributing £800k to this fund, and invite other funders to join this collaboration or align their funding with it.
The environments of the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) are of global significance: they hold 94% of our unique species, pristine rainforests, vast coral reefs, a quarter of the world’s penguins and the fifth largest marine estate on the planet. These small islands are at the forefront of our biodiversity and climate crises: three quarters of the world’s known extinctions since 1500 have occurred on islands, whilst extreme weather events pose a potentially existential threat.
As their biodiversity assets far exceed those in the mainland UK, the Territories offer funders incomparable impact and value for money. Building on our eight years of responsive grantmaking worth £1.8m in the UKOTs, that has achieved transformative impacts, we believe the UKOTs offer funders incomparable impact and value for money.
You can find out more about this collaborative funding initiative in this four page prospectus here.
If you are interested in learning more about this funding collaboration, please contact our Director, Sufina Ahmad on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our plan is to accept applications for this fund from September to December 2021.