• Green Spot Learning & Teaching Workshop and Community Garden Project

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  • Sustainable Sailing Guides

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  • Introducing Regenerative Farming Practices on Paxos

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  • Advancing the Operations of The Sinies Small Green Spot

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  • Pelagoo – Promoting the Safe Consumption of Kalamos’ Natural Spring Water

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  • WAAW Seminars

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  • Sinies Small Green Spot

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  • Supporting the campaign to ‘Save Erimitis’

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  • Waste Awareness Action Week

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Grant criteria Overview

  • WHO: Local non-profit organizations, associations, clubs or unions, social cooperative enterprises and/or other local bodies, including research centers, are highly recommended to apply for grants.

  • Non-local applicants, already active in the area or experts, can be also eligible for grants and strategic partnerships, if they prove that they can offer capacity building to the locals and/or tangible impact through their work on the ground.

  • The applicants must display strong and effective leadership and emphasize on integrated bottom-up approach, by consulting with, mobilizing and involving local communities and demonstrate positive community impact.

  • WHAT: Applications for funding from the IEF should fit into one of the Fund’s key focus areas as well as the IEF preferred types of projects.

  • The proposed projects shall be clear and compelling, with the objective to create measurable and sustainable long-term results, build capacity and encourage participation by the local society.

  • Ideally, the proposed activities shall be sufficiently visible to leverage additional support from other funding sources.

  • WHERE: The IEF encourages the implementation of projects in different islands, small and big ones’ and in networks of islands. Projects with opportunities for replicability will be prioritized.

When to apply

We review grant applications on a bi-annual basis, with our deadlines on March 31st and September 30th.  

As such a Call For Proposals will be in place from January, for the first round of grant reviews/decisions, and from July for the second round of grant reviews/decisions. 


How to apply

All applicants need to complete and submit our application form. If your application is approved, you will need to sign a Grant Agreement specifying the terms of our collaboration. Please complete the online application form below or contact simon@ionianenvironment.org for a Word version.