Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund Opens New Round

 

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Department for International Development (DFID) is providing grants through the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Challenge Fund for projects around the world tackling illegal wildlife trade.

The fund supports action in these areas:

  • Developing sustainable livelihoods for communities affected by illegal wildlife trade.
  • Strengthening law enforcement and the role of the criminal justice system.
  • Ensuring effective legal frameworks.
  • Reducing demand for the products of the illegal wildlife trade.

Applications are welcome from different types of organisations worldwide, including academic institutions and private sector organisations. Where organisations are working in partnership, there needs to be a lead organisation.

There is no minimum or maximum award size. In previous rounds, awards have ranged from £50,000 to around £480,000 (with an average project award of around £300,000) for a 2-3 year project.

The deadline for stage one applications to Round Six is 25 June 2019.

 

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