The Waterloo Foundation – Marine programme


Presentation of the donor

Under our Marine programme, preference will be given to initiatives working to halt the decline of fish stocks that communities in developing countries rely on, and those working to bring about sustainable fisheries in Wales. We will consider both practical local projects, and strategic initiatives. The protection of mangroves to benefit local fisheries is also a component of our Marine Programme.

Eligibility criteria

Local projects

Applications for local projects should demonstrate that they will positively impact upon the marine fisheries they are working to protect, and could include:

  • Development of marine protected areas or sustainable fisheries management
  • Addressing local causes of over-exploitation of fish stocks and other seafood
  • Creation of sustainable livelihoods for coastal and seafood dependent people

Click here for examples of local projects supported under our Marine programme.

Strategic projects

We will consider applications for strategic projects that are working on addressing marine issues at a wider or international scale. These could include:

  • Working on international or regional marine policy
  • Campaigning for improved practices in commerce
  • Exploring different fishing practices and techniques
  • Improving information exchange to eradicate illegal unreported and unregulated fishing

Click here for examples of strategic projects supported under our Marine programme

How to apply

We don’t have an application form, so you are free to formulate your proposal as you wish.  However, when applying to the Environment Fund, please follow these guidelines:

  • Limit the proposal to approximately 2-3 sides of A4, and send it as an attachment to an email to [email protected]. Applications sent anywhere else will not be counted.
  • State that you are applying under our Environment programme, and state which programme you are applying to – Marine or Tropical Rainforests. Please also let us know how you heard about this particular funding programme.
  • Supply basic information on your organisation – name, address, aim, charitable status, annual income and expenditure, website address and contact details.
  • Briefly describe the project or purpose for which you are seeking funding. You must outline how this meets the priorities of the programme you are applying to.
  • Briefly outline the anticipated project outcomes and how these will be measured, including any post-implementation studies you plan to undertake.
  • Please provide a brief outline of the need for this particular intervention. Do reference any statistics, data or research that you use as justification.
  • Provide brief project details such as cost, timescales and activities. We don’t need to see the full project plan or budget at this stage.
  • Provide evidence that your previous projects have led to successful outcomes and sustained impact.

The 2 deadlines for applications to our Marine programme fall on the following dates every year:   1st March               1st September