What is the AEWA Small Grants Fund?

The AEWA Small Grants Fund (SGF) is a source of financial support aimed at promoting the implementation of the Agreement in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. It has so far focused exclusively on the African region.

Since its launch in 2010, the Fund has benefited both governmental and non-governmental organizations carrying out a wide range of waterbird conservation activities, for example, in the areas of species and habitat conservation, training and awareness-raising for different target groups, survey and monitoring of species and sites, and livelihood related activities.


Latest News

1 June 2017 - The evaluation and selection of project proposals has been concluded and four projects chosen for funding. Please click here for further details.


Call for Proposals

Due to the current unavailability of funds to support the scheme, no new call for proposals is at present foreseen for the 2016-2018 triennium.

Funded Projects

18 projects from 17 African countries (Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe) have so far been funded or are receiving funding under the AEWA Small Grants Fund.

For more information on SGF-funded projects please click on the links below:

Support the AEWA Small Grants Fund!                               

The AEWA Small Grants Fund currently relies exclusively on voluntary financial contributions. If you wish to support the Fund, please contact the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat at aewa.secretariat@unep-aewa.org.

Other Funding Opportunities

In addition to the AEWA Small Grants Fund, the following funding opportunities exist with the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and some of its instruments: