WHO CAN APPLY
Sea-Changers gives one-off grants (i.e. not continual funding) to UK-based charities and ‘not-for-profit’ organisations including schools who are carrying out marine conservation related activities. We welcome applications from a wide variety of groups and entities.
GRANT FUNDING ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
What objectives must projects meet?
The projects we fund will achieve one or more of the following objectives:
To address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK.
To prevent or reduce negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments and / or species.
To add to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK.
What type of projects do we fund?
Sea-Changers is particularly interested in grassroots projects which galvanise community action and in projects which increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation.
Data and results from research projects undertaken as a result of Sea-Changers’ grant funding must be made available to Sea-Changers and shared with appropriate marine databases when completed.
We will consider partial funding of projects where other funds are also being sought or are already in place, but you will need to demonstrate exactly which elements of the project Sea-Changers’ grant will be used to fund and how our funding fits into the wider finances of the project.
What don’t we fund?
Projects that have a political aim.
Applications solely to fund administrative or core operating costs.
Retrospective projects or funding requests.
Individuals or causes that will benefit only one person.
GRANT FUNDING EVALUATION CRITERIA
How are applications evaluated?
Eligible applications for both the Main Grant Programme and Small Grant Programme will be evaluated against the following criteria:
MARINE LITTER PROJECTS
We have a small amount of funding that is specifically available to projects based in Scotland that address the issue of marine litter. We would welcome projects that focus on this issue. The funding has the following objectives:
To address the root causes of marine litter.
To prevent or reduce marine litter impacting on UK coastal and marine environments and/or species.
To add to the body of knowledge about the nature and impact of marine litter.