The Society for Conservation Biology Marine Section (SCB Marine) has just initiated their Conservation Small Grants Program (CSGP) to fund worthy conservation projects around the globe.
The grants will vary from $500-$700 and priority is being given to individuals from developing countries and those working in developing countries, where projects a small amount of money could make a big difference. The application form is short and simple and some suggested activities that describe the sort of projects that could be funded include:
providing materials to train local residents to reduce impacts of human activities on marine animals and their habitats;
developing educational materials or equipment for teaching fishers to reduce bycatch;
surveys of previously un-surveyed areas to evaluate status and conservation of marine organisms or habitats.
You can find out more about the program at : http://conbio.org/groups/sections/marine/small-grants
Applications for funding are due by October 1st and queries can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.