Sea-Changers Innovation Fund
Closing Date: 18/09/2022
Support for projects to develop new or experimental solutions to address marine conservation challenges in the UK.
Sea-Changers is a marine conservation charity that provides several grant funds to support communities, groups and non-profit organisations working to raise awareness of marine conservation and protect the UK’s seas, shores and wildlife.
The Sea-Changers Innovation Fund supports ideas or projects that provide new and/or experimental solutions to address conservation challenges facing the UK marine environment, such as those caused by climate change, pollution, over-fishing and the decline of key marine species.
Support is available for innovations that may:
- Address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK.
- Prevent or reduce negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments and/or species.
- Add to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK and ways to overcome them.
Project approaches could include:
- Research – for example, innovative citizen science projects or new ways to measure and monitor marine environmental issues.
- Direct action – for example, innovative approaches to coastal clean-up or new solutions to reduce pollution.
- Species protection – for example, projects that support, replenish or protect threatened marine species in new ways.
- Education/community engagement – for example, projects that educate and involve businesses, people and communities in marine conservation in ways that are previously untested.
Applications are invited from all types of organisations, including not-for-profits, companies and educational institutions, which have an idea or a project they believe is a genuinely new and untested solution.
Projects may, for example, involve the development of a prototype or model, or the piloting of an early-stage development to gather evidence of efficacy. Projects could also involve solutions that are proven in other parts of the world but require testing in the UK marine environment.