The aim of the Marine Conservation Social Fund is to support socially beneficial marine conservation approaches and solutions.
The main grant fund projects achieve one or more of the following objectives:
To address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK.
To prevent or reduce negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments and/or species.
To add to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK and ways to overcome them.
The Social Fund may support any of the above three objectives, its unique emphasis is that it will additionally support or enhance participants’ health and wellbeing and/or deliver benefits for disadvantaged communities, through marine conservation activity.
Who can apply
UK based organisations including charities and ‘not-for-profit’ organisations and community groups. They actively encourage applications for projects that may be formed through partnerships between marine conservation organisations and social welfare organisations.