GRANTS

Sea-Changers gives grants to a range of UK-based, marine conservation charities and not-for-profit organisations. We are particularly interested in grassroots projects which galvanise community action and projects which increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. 

The projects funded 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.

OUR GRANT PROGRAMMES

We have two grant programmes – Sea-Changers Main Grants Programme and Sea-Changers Small Grants Programme. The evaluation criteria are the same for both funds and can be found in our Grant Giving Policy.

MAIN GRANTS PROGRAM

  • For grant applications over £500 and up to £1200

  • Two grant rounds per year

  • Deadlines for applications are 31st March and 30th September

  • Apply using the Main Grant Application Form

SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM

  • For grant applications up to £500

  • We have temporarily suspended the Small Grants Program due to the current situation.

  • Sign up to our newsletter or follow us on social media for updates on its reinstatement.

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.

APPLY FOR A GRANT

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR FUNDING

Applying for funding couldn’t be easier, just follow the steps below:

 

  1. Read through our grant-giving policy to see if you are eligible to apply, to check if your project meets the funding criteria and to help you decide which fund to apply to.

  2. If you are applying to fund beach cleaning equipment we advise that you speak to The Helping Hand Company  for a tailored quote. They produce robust equipment and offer a 10% discount to projects funded by Sea-Changers. Click here for full details. 

  3. Download and complete the Main Grant Fund application form or the Small Grant Fund application form. We receive a high number of applications, often for similar kinds of projects such as beach clean related activities. When completing the form consider what makes your project stand out. For example, how are you engaging with the local community? How are you ensuring the sustainability of the project? How will you measure success? There are clear criteria outlined in the policy to help you. 

  4. Complete and return the application form. 

  5. Deadlines for the Main Grant Fund are 31st March and 30th September each year.  Applications to the Small Grant Fund can be made any time.

 

You will receive an acknowledgement of your application with an indication of the timescales of the decision making process and what happens next. When the grant panel has made their final decision we will write to you and inform you of the outcome of your application.​

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Sea-Changers, PO Box 10480, Leicester, LE9 2WN

Tel: 07909 897867

Email: [email protected]

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