Explore our grants and find out how to apply
Blue Carbon Stock Assessment of Seagrasses in the Vidattaltivu Nature ReserveFind out more
Project COLIBRIFind out more
Nurdle Free LankaFind out more
Accelerated Natural Regeneration of Mangroves in the Anawilundawa SanctuaryFind out more
Mannar Region Systemic Solutions (MARESSOL) ProjectFind out more
The Protect Vidattaltivu Coalition to Save One of the Last Remaining Contiguous Mangrove ForestsFind out more
OUR PREFERRED TYPES OF GRANTS
This includes research, monitoring activities, conservation services, rehabilitation, restoration, signage, etc.
This includes education and training activities, capacity building, public events and exhibits organization, voluntary activities, etc.
This includes information and awareness-raising campaigns, policy and advocacy work, call to actions and activism activities, etc.
This includes exchanging and replication of best practices, bridging people, businesses, NGOs and associations, study visits, dissemination activities, etc.
This includes the provision of appropriate equipment, study development, consultancy, etc.
Grant criteria Overview
WHO: Local non-profit organizations working in towards environmental conservation are highly recommended to apply for grants. Associations, clubs, social cooperatives and other local community based organizations are encouraged to apply for grants.
The applicants must display strong and effective leadership and emphasize on integrated bottom-up approach, by consulting with, mobilizing and involving local communities and demonstrate positive community impact.
WHAT: Applications for funding from the LEF should fit into one of the Fund’s key focus areas as well as the LEF’ preferred types of projects.
The proposed projects shall be clear and compelling, with the objective to create measurable and sustainable long-term results, build capacity and encourage participation by the local society.
Ideally, the proposed activities shall be sufficiently visible to leverage additional support from other funding sources.
WHERE: The LEF encourages the implementation of projects in different regions of the island. Projects with opportunities for replicability and collaboration across local communities will be prioritized.
When to apply
Applications for grants will be accepted in 4 periods per year, and specifically every January, April, July and October. This is subject to change, therefore, please contact us prior to applying.