European Outdoor Conservation Association: Conservation Grants

European Outdoor Conservation Association

Grant amount: Up to €30,000

Next deadline: Nov 30, 2018

Later deadlines: Jun 30, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, Oceania Expand all

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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European Outdoor Conservation Association Vision: The European Outdoor sector will significantly contribute to the conservation of wild places and ecosystems for future generations.

Mission: To support valuable conservation work by raising funds from within the European Outdoor sector and promoting care and respect for wild places.

Non profit organisations can apply to the Association for grants of up to €30,000 to implement a conservation project in any country around the world except North America (where the Conservation Alliance provides funding for conservation efforts from the North American outdoor industry).  Projects must protect a threatened species or habitat AND have a link to the outdoor user.  All projects MUST involve hands-on conservation work.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Only Non-Profit organisations can apply.
  • All projects must:
    • Protect, enhance or restore threatened key species, habitats or broader ecosystems in 'wild' areas;
    • Consider the needs of the outdoor enthusiast.
  • All projects MUST involve hands-on conservation work.
  • Eligible projects may take place anywhere in the world except for North America.
  • Projects must protect a threatened species or habitat AND have a link to the outdoor user.


  • Extra points will be given for innovative solutions to ‘old’ problems, particularly if they can be transferred to other geographical areas.


  • The types of projects which the Association will not support (unless they are linked with local biodiversity loss / education about conservation etc) are:
    • Installation of alternative energy.
    • Community or Social Projects.
    • Alternative / sustainable transport.
    • Waste management projects (unless linked to detrimental effect on local biodiversity / education of recreational users of the area). This includes local community recycling / incinerating projects.
    • Building Projects.
  • The Association will also not support projects:
    • Which are party political or linked to religious groups.
    • Covering general overheads, maintenance costs or salary payments.
    • Seeking the acquisition of buildings.
    • Promoting violent or illegal action.
    • Involving lobbying governments / campaigning on environmental issues.
  • Projects that involve 100% research or education and no actual on the ground conservation work (such as tree planting, removal of invasive species, anti poaching measures, habitat restoration etc) are unlikely to be funded.
  • Projects cannot take place in North America.