The WWF Nedbank Green Trust funds projects that make a catalytic contribution as defined in our funding criteria
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What we look for
When we consider proposed projects, we look at the following:
- Is the proposed project catalytic and can it be scaled up to national level?
- Will it contribute to achieving the identified
- Do people believe in the value proposition?
- Is it valuable, unique, innovative and transferable
- Can/will the project be adopted by others?
- Will it be a valuable addition to the project portfolio?
- Please include letters of support from the receiving environment or proposed beneficiaries of your project.
- Please ensure that your proposal clearly demonstrates how the change you are working towards will take place. Make clear the assumptions and facts you are basing your project upon and demonstrate how these, coupled with your solution, will lead to catalytic change.
What we do not fund
The WWF Nedbank Green Trust will not support the following:
- Conduit organisations that are not the end users
of the project funds.
- Initiatives that focus on ex-situ (off-site) conservation
activities with little implications for wild populations, e.g.
captive breeding, rehabilitation or welfare of individuals.
- Purely academic research not linked to trust projects or
with little evidence of practical application.
- Core support for organisations and the purchase of capital
equipment, including buildings, fencing and vehicles.
- Development of commercial, private conservation
enterprises and/or private nature reserves.
The WWF Nedbank Green Trust manager and the relevant WWF-SA environmental outcomes professional review the application to see whether it will make a contribution to our overall strategy. Note that external professionals may be consulted, if necessary.
Based on the initial review, the application is tabled at the WWF-SA Strategic Review Meeting for testing.
If a proposed project passes the strategic review testing, it is submitted to the WWF-SA Project Approval Governance Meeting.
Once approved at the Project Approval Meeting, the proposed project is submitted to the WWF Nedbank Green Trust Management Committee for final approval. The Management Committee is represented by WWF-SA and Nedbank professionals.
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