Ocean Community Empowerment and Nature (OCEAN) – Community Grants

Type of project:  OCEAN is a new grants scheme that will support innovative proposals from local coastal communities and organisations that aim to deliver marine protection and reduce poverty worldwide. It is part of the UK Government’s Blue Planet Fund – a £500 million programme supporting developing countries to protect the marine environment and reduce poverty – and aims to support the people and communities most impacted by declining ocean health and climate change through funding local solutions to local problems. OCEAN’s overall goal is to place the ocean on a path to recovery, and for local communities and nature to thrive side by side. To achieve this, grants will be awarded through Community and Partnership Grants. Community grants should focus on developing the capacity of local communities and organisations, alongside protecting, managing or restoring the marine environment and reducing poverty.

Location: Worldwide for a full list of countries see here.

Eligibility: Community Grants – Local / in-country organisations and community groups with an annual income of less than £1 million may apply.

Grant size: Up to £250,000

Closing date: 18 March  

Apply: Portal homepage – NIRAS – OCEAN (flexigrant.com)