The Global Forest Watch Small Grants Fund

Post Date: 6/15/2022
Opportunity Type: Funding
Organization/Grantor: The Global Forest Watch
Position/Title/Fund: Small Grants Fund 2023
Deadline: August 1, 2022

Civil Society Organizations operating in and around forested areas are some of the most effective champions of forest conservation and management. However, they frequently lack the resources or knowledge of how to incorporate the latest forest-monitoring technology into their research, advocacy, and field work. The Small Grants Fund provides financial and technical support to organizations around the world to use Global Forest Watch’s tools and data to turn forest monitoring information into action. Working in close partnership with local organizations also helps GFW to understand how we can best adapt our tools to meet the unique needs of this user group.

The Small Grants Fund and Tech Fellowship support civil society organizations and individuals around the world to use Global Forest Watch in their advocacy, research, and field work. The Global Forest Watch Small Grants Fund seeks to build the capacity of civil society organizations to effectively use GFW tools and data to reduce illegal or unplanned deforestation. Successful projects translate data into action, applying GFW to overcome challenges in protecting the world’s forests.

Small Grants Fund projects have used GFW to strengthen community land rights, by providing evidence of the benefits of community-monitored forests; alert authorities to illegal deforestation, resulting in fines for the perpetrators; and create campaigns, to raise awareness of deforestation drivers and hold those responsible to account.

For information on the 2023 grant cycle, please click on the links below:

Program Benefits:

  • Grant awards between $10K - $40K
  • Individualized training and support
  • Form part of the GFW partnership

Applications accepted from June 1 - August 1, 2022. You can apply here starting June 1

Questions? For questions about the Small Grants Fund please write to us at gfwfund@wri.org.