Deadline: July 13, 2017
Applications are open for the Ford Motor Company Conservation & Environmental Grants 2017. The Ford Grants support ongoing and non-profit projects focused on Conservation Engineering, Protection of the Natural Environment and Environmental Education. The programme was created to empower individuals and non-profit groups donating their time and effort to preserve the environmental well-being of their communities. The Grants programme has become an annual event in the Middle East. By providing necessary funding and visibility, Ford Motor Company hopes to encourage the multiplication of similar grassroots efforts that will serve as catalysts for change across the globe.
Applicants can apply under the following categories:
- Protection of the Natural Environment: Projects to conserve flora, fauna and/or their respective habitats.
- Conservation Engineering: Projects to reduce the rate of consumption of natural resources and/or pollution.
- Environmental Education: Projects aimed at creating or increasing environmental awareness.
- A total of US$100,000 is available to be shared among the winning projects;
- For 2017, the maximum cap for the requested grant amount is set at $15,000. Large scale projects that require bigger funding may not be considered;
- The Grant amount may only be taken as declared and announced by the jury panel, and cannot be amended or negotiated.
- Entries are accepted from ongoing and not-for-profit projects from the following countries only: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Yemen;
- Projects that are still in the planning or proposal stages cannot be considered.
The jury panel is comprised of experts in different areas of conservation and not related in any way to Ford Motor Company. The Jury panel will select winners from any of the categories in accordance with the following judging criteria:
- Usefulness and Practicality
For more information, visit Ford Motor Company Conservation & Environmental Grants.