• Using the Arts to Educate, Inspire and Empower Communities to Build Resilience Against Climate Change

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  • Building Capacity of BMUs in Pate Island

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  • Practical Permaculture Design Course Specifically for Lamu Island

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  • Beekeeping to Enhance Ecosystem Restoration & Livelihoods in Lamu Archipelago’s Mangrove Communities

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  • Environmental Education for Female Youth

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  • Fanya Safi Waste Coalition

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Grant criteria Overview

  • WHO: Local non-profit organizations, associations, clubs or unions, social cooperative enterprises and other local bodies, including research centres are encouraged to apply for funding. 

  • Non-local applicants, already active in the area or experts within that field are also eligible for grants and strategic partnerships, if they prove that through their work, they build capacity within the community and create tangible impact on the ground. 

  • The applicants must display strong and effective leadership and emphasise an integrated bottom-up approach, by consulting with, mobilising and involving local communities to demonstrate positive community impact. 

  • WHAT: Applications for funding from the LEF should work within one of the Fund’s key focus areas.

  • 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. The project must demonstrate positive impact.

  • WHERE: LEF encourages implementation of projects within the Lamu Archipelago. Projects with opportunities for replicability will be prioritized.

How to apply

All applicants need to complete and send our application form. In case of approval by the AB and SC members, the grantee will need to sign a Grant Agreement with specific terms of the collaboration. Please download the application or fill in the online application form below