Due to the current unavailability of funding to support the scheme, the AEWA Small Grants Fund is currently not accepting new project proposals. Funding opportunities, when available, will be posted on the AEWA website.

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.

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 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 some instruments of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS):