Grant Eligibility

Our grant decision-making process is based on the evaluation of proposals in accordance with the objectives and strategies of The BA.

Proposals that target direct global environmental benefits and meet the following eligibility criteria are welcome:

  • Project is located in a recognized biodiversity hotspot;
  • Project is located in a developing country where peace and political stability exists;
  • Project supports the Objectives and Mission of The BA;
  • Project is in a country where Grant applicant is authorized under relevant national laws to receive charitable contributions;
  • Applicants (Organizations) are not government-owned enterprises or institutions;
  • The Applicants (Organization) has a legal personality independent of any government agency or actor;
  • The Applicant (Organization) has the authority to apply for and receive private funds withing their country of operation;

The BA further imposes the following conditions of eligibility for grants:

  • Grant will not be used for the purchase of land, involuntary resettlement of people, or activities that negatively affect physical cultural resources, including those important to local communities.
  • Grant will not be used for activities adversely affecting Indigenous Peoples or where these communities have not provided their broad support to the project activities.
  • Grant will not be used to remove or alter any physical cultural property (includes sites having archeological, paleontological, historical, religious, or unique natural values).
  • Grants will only be used for proposed activities that observe all other relevant safeguard and social policies.

The BA will encourage proposals that demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Existence of co-financing or the ability to leverage additional funds;
  • Demonstration of coordination with other organizations to reduce duplication of efforts;
  • Existence of partnerships or alliances with one or more other organizations;
  • Endorsements from other recognized agencies or authorities;
  • Transnational or regional projects;
  • Clear plans for continuation and/or replication after initial funding by The BA;
  • Support Indigenous and local communities in community-based or co-management activities for biodiversity conservation and actions that enhance local communities? tenure and resource use rights;