The Cape Town Environmental Education Trust (CTEET) has been appointed as a facility to issue small grants on behalf of the Table Mountain Fund. The grant is dedicated to facilitate and support the entry of new organizations and/or individuals into the conservation sector. We are looking for projects for the 2020 funding cycle, which portray a strong link of community participation and conservation in their projects. CTEET will provide grants in the region of R15 000-R30 000 although projects up to R45 000 will be considered; only one application per organisation will be accepted. Projects that have a core focus on improving their environment, the local economy, surrounding communities, and that involve youth will be favourably considered. Preference will be given to projects with linkages to conservation sites e.g. Nature Reserves, City Parks, etc. CTEET is looking for projects with the following criteria:

  • Biodiversity enhancement
  • Sustainable livelihoods e.g. recycling initiatives
  • Environmental education and awareness

Who can apply?

  • Registered organisations in good standing, as well as new organizations not yet registered, with a specific interest in community and youth participation in the conservation sector.
  • Individuals or community groups interested in establishing themselves in conservation.

The small grant will not fund conferences, bursaries, scholarships, and large capital items. In addition, it is preferred that the grant (or bulk thereof) is not used for salaries. Application Process: Applicants will be required to complete a funding proposal. After a review process, shortlisted applicants will be invited to pitch their projects to a review panel. Assessment of Applications: Applications will be considered on the basis of the aforementioned criteria by the panel. Given the competitive nature of the call, even projects which meet all stipulated criteria may not be awarded funding. All shortlisted applicants will receive feedback by 30 March 2020. Applications deadline: 23 March 2020 Email to: [email protected] By hand: The Cape Town Environmental Education Trust (CTEET) Offices                     Westlake Conservation Centre, Cnr Steenberg Rd & Ou Kaapse weg Tokai, 7945 For any enquiries relating to this Small Grants call, contact Jocelyn on 021 444 2794 or 021 705 1404. The full Call for Applications can be downloaded here. The full Application Form can be downloaded here.