Funding news - 19/05/2017

Patagonia Offers International Environmental Grants

Patagonia is accepting applications from UK registered charities for its 30 June 2017 deadline.

Patagonia is a privately held American outdoor clothing and gear company that is based in the United States and operates internationally in a number of different countries, including the UK and Ireland.

The company’s International Grants Programme supports small, grassroots, activist organisations with provocative direct-action agendas, working strategically on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment.

The funding is aimed at charitable organisations that identify and work on the root causes of problems and approach issues with a commitment to long-term change.

To be eligible for an international grant, UK applicants must:

  • Be a UK registered charity.
  • Have a bank account for business purposes in the organisation’s name.
  • Be working to protect their local habitat.
  • Be taking an innovative approach in their work.

Grants of up to US$12,000 (around £9,200 at the current exchange rate) are available for environmental projects that work on the root cause of a problem and have a commitment to long-term change. In particular, projects should:

  • Work to protect a local habitat - such as a specific stand of forest, a stretch of river or an indigenous wild species.
  • Produce measurable results.
  • Have specific goals, objectives and action plans.
  • Have built a strong base of citizen support.

Projects should show specific goals, objectives, action plans and measures for evaluating success.

Only one proposal is accepted per group, per fiscal year (1 May - 30 April).

There are two funding rounds per year:

  • 30 June for a response by the end of October.
  • 28 February for a response by the end of June.

Further information including the online application form can be found on the Patagonia website.

Source: Patagonia, 19/05/2017