Patagonia’s International Grants Programme supports small, grassroots, activist organisations with provocative direct-action agendas, working strategically on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment.
Patagonia is a privately held American outdoor clothing and gear company that is based in the United States and operates internationally in a number of different countries, including the UK and Ireland.
The funding is aimed at charitable organisations that identify and work on the root causes of problems and approach issues with a commitment to long-term change.
To be eligible for an international grant, UK applicants must:
- Be a UK registered charity.
- Have a bank account for business purposes in the organisation’s name.
- Be working to protect their local habitat.
- Be taking an innovative approach in their work.
Grants of up to US$12,000 (around £9,200 at the current exchange rate) are available for environmental projects that work on the root cause of a problem and have a commitment to long-term change. In particular, projects should:
- Work to protect a local habitat – such as a specific stand of forest, a stretch of river or an indigenous wild species.
- Produce measurable results.
- Have specific goals, objectives and action plans.
- Have built a strong base of citizen support.
Projects should show specific goals, objectives, action plans and measures for evaluating success.
Only one proposal is accepted per group, per fiscal year (1 May – 30 April).
There are two funding rounds per year:
- 30 June for a response by the end of October.
- 28 February for a response by the end of June.
More information: https://www.patagonia.com/environmental-grants-and-support.html