In late August 2021, we launched our first call for proposals. 6 months later, we’ve set up a local advisory board, awarded 5 amazing grants, received applications for 11 and are now open for our third round of funding!
The innovative grants we’ve awarded are:
- The Fanya Safi Waste Coalition received £15,000 to create a robust waste collection system in Lamu and Manda Islands – see their updates.
- Sisters 4 Change received £5000 to create an education curriculum for female youth in Pate Island – see their updates.
- Save Lamu who launched the project beekeeping to enhance ecosytem restoration and livelihoods in Lamu Archipelago’s mangrove communities and are set to receive £47,000 over 4 years.
- Earth Love LTD who are running a practical permaculture design course for Lamu Island residents with £4200
- Faza Youth Action Group who are building the capacity of BMUs in Pate Island with £6400
In just 6 months, we’ve pledged a total of £77,600 to go directly to grassroots environmental conservation organisations in Lamu Archipelago. And we aren’t stopping yet…
Already there are some exciting projects coming our way including:
- A multi-pronged approach to save Lake Kenyatta
- Creating climate change resilience using the arts
- Setting up marine protected areas in Lamu Archipelago