The Habitat Foundation Conservation Grants have been created to fund impactful and innovative interventions to advance the conservation of biodiversity in Malaysia. Conservation Grants may be used to contribute to an ongoing programme of work and a longer-term mission, or they can support new pilot initiatives which have the potential to be scaled up for wider impact. The proposal should be coherent with current government policies, plans, strategies and laws. Proposals should demonstrate a strong element of collaboration with key stakeholders in order to ensure the sustainability of project objectives. The existence of co-funding will also be regarded favourably in project selection.
Proposals for the Conservation Grants should:-
- focus on species and habitats of conservation significance;
- address an important conservation issue;
- demonstrate improved conservation practice and effective conservation actions;
- provide evidence of community engagement and stakeholder participation in line with the National Policy on Biodiversity;
Value of grant
The activity or project intervention proposed should be fully-implementable within a 6 – 20 month period. The typical value of Conservation Grants is in the range of RM15,000 to RM35,000. Successful projects may be considered for a subsequent grant if there is good grounds for this support.
Applications for Conservation Grants may be made by individuals, non-government organizations, and community-based organizations. Government agencies responsible for environmental protection, conservation, protected areas, and natural resources management are also encouraged to apply.
THF Conservation Grant recipients are required to contribute to the education & awareness programme at The Habitat Penang Hill and develop a media plan in conjunction with project milestones.
Submission of application
To be considered for the 2020/2021 Conservation Grants, applicants should submit their research proposals by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before 30 August 2020.
The proposal should not exceed 3,000 words. In the proposal, applicants should:-
(1) outline the conservation issue that will be addressed by the project;
(2) explain the steps taken to analyse the conservation problem and design the proposed intervention;
(3) elaborate on the activities and programmes that will be undertaken in order to achieve the stated project objectives;
(4) highlight the availability of expertise and experience to implement the project including previous track record;
(5) provide details of the Project Leader, team members, and specialist advisors (if applicable);
(6) list partners, regulatory authorities and other key stakeholders that will be involved as part of project implementation.
As a general guide, the proposal should have the following sections:
- Background on conservation site or project objective
- Rationale for project intervention (problem analysis)
- Project timeframe & milestones
- Proposed budget
- List of project partners and government authorities
- Information on expert advisers (if applicable)
- Information on institutional affiliation
- Links to relevant reports and publications (if applicable)
Supporting documents may be included as an Appendix.
Conservation Grant proposals will be vetted by a panel of expert advisers. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview before the final selection.