Ocean Solutions Microgrants Application Portal

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The Ocean Solutions Microgrants program provides small grants to youth-led projects that support and promote the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources in accordance with United Nations SDG14. The goals of this program are to drive ocean innovation, strengthen youth involvement in the ocean sector, increase ocean literacy, and support new models of financially sustainable ocean conservation

Recipients will receive up to $1,000 US toward their project and will have access to webinars, mentors, and the opportunity to showcase their work through SOA events and communication channels.

Accepting applications through July 2020 for projects in Japan, Indonesia, and the USA ONLY.

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Applicant Requirements

  • Project leader(s) must be under the age of 35 
  • Anyone can apply, but project leader(s) outside of the United States, Japan, and Indonesia will be required to start or join an SOA Hub in order to receive funding
  • Projects must directly benefit the location in which they take place
  • Applicants must complete the application by the deadline, including a budget and timeline

Projects can be new or existing, but preference is given to projects that are innovative, impactful, and sustainable. Projects can be privately run or part of larger business or nonprofit initiatives; unaffiliated or affiliated volunteers, students, and entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply!

Thank you to the Ocean Solutions Microgrant Sponsors

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