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.
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.
- – Read the 2021 Guidelines for Applicants
- – Review the Small Grants Fund Frequently Asked Questions
- – Register for the 2021 Small Grants Fund Applicant Webinar on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 at 8:00 am EST
The 2021 Small Grants Fund application window is open from February 1st, 2021 – March 1st, 2021.