Sea-Changers provides grants of between £500 and £1,200 to UK based, marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations. The projects funded will achieve one or more of the following objectives:
- To address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK.
- To prevent or reduce negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments and / or species.
- To add to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK.
Sea-Changers is particularly interested in grassroots projects which galvanise community action and in projects which increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. Data and results from research projects undertaken as a result of Sea-Changers grant funding must be made available to Sea-Changers and shared with appropriate marine databases when completed.
The funding is being made available through Sea-Changers main grants programme and the next closing date for applications is the 31st March 2021.
The charity also has a small grants programme for grants of below £500. The small grants programme is currently suspended due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Projects that have previously been supported include:
The installation of a 2minutebeachclean station in Portrush, Northern Ireland and a long-term monitoring programme for local volunteer divers to contribute their observations of the health of the seagrass bed in Porthdinllaen, North Wales. Click here to view more projects supported.
Sea Changers also have a small amount of funding that is specifically available to projects based in Scotland that address the issue of marine litter. The funding has the following objectives:
- To address the root causes of marine litter.
- To prevent or reduce marine litter impacting on UK coastal and marine environments and/or species.
- To add to the body of knowledge about the nature and impact of marine litter.