Sea-Changers Grants


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Grant amount: Up to £1,000

Next deadline: Mar 31, 2019

Later deadlines: Sep 30, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: United Kingdom

Location of residency: United Kingdom

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Sea-Changers' Overview

Objective: To promote, for the benefit of the public, the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural marine environment and promote marine bio-diversity.

Core belief statements:

  • The resources of the oceans are not limitless and the marine environment is both precious and fragile.
  • The marine environment and many marine species are in crisis – action is needed now to address this.
  • Human life depends on the health of the oceans – protecting the marine environment is also protecting human life and helping some of the poorest communities around the world.
  • Commercial and individual sea-users do not have an inherent right to use the sea with impunity.
  • Sea-users should be proactively asked give something back to the marine environment.

Funding Strategy

Sea-Changers raises money for a range of UK based, marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations. The projects funded all fall within one of the following marine conservation areas:

  • Marine Reserves/Protected Marine Areas
  • Direct Marine Clean-Up Action
  • Education, Campaigning and Awareness
  • Species Protection and Research

Successful applications receive support for projects aimed at creating a world where:

  • Seas and shores are healthy and clean
  • Marine species are protected and abundant
  • People have a clear understanding of their impact on the marine environment and are actively encouraged to minimise this

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


  • Funding should support UK charities or not for profit organisations. 
  • Applicants can only submit one funding application per cycle.
  • All applications should be outcome focused and should describe the specific impact that the funding /project will make. 
  • Sea-Changers will only fund work/initiatives that can clearly demonstrate they meet our charitable purposes and objectives. 


  • The grants panel will give priority to projects that we have not funded previously.


  • Sea-Changers will not fund:
    • Projects that have a political aim
    • Projects for marine animal welfare
    • Administrative or core operating costs
    • Retrospective funding 
    • Individuals or causes that will benefit only one person
    • General appeals or circulars
    • Capital costs for building work or refurbishment
    • International projects – i.e. projects outside the UK