Partnership Grants

OCEAN Partnership Grants for scalable solutions.

📸 Nick Polanszky / Ocean Image Bank

Supporting large scale partnerships to deliver lasting change to the marine environment and coastal communities.

Key Information

Applications are open to medium and large scale organsations who can partner with local organisations and scale up effective solutions.
Applications will be through a single stage process, with some applicants being invited for a more in depth discussion with members of our Expert Committee.
OCEAN supports a wide range of projects that work to protect the marine environment and reduce poverty. Projects can be based in any ODA-eligible country and proposals from in-country organisations that work directly with coastal communities are particularly encouraged.
All applications are welcomed – from Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), research institutes and others.
Private sector and local government organisations aren’t eligible to receive funding from OCEAN, but are highly encouraged to partner with local non-profit organisations to support their projects.
Applicants can also find potential partners by joining our community.
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How and When to Apply for Grants

The first call for applications is now closed but there will be other opportunities to apply in the future. If you are unsure whether you are eligible to apply, or have any other questions about the process, please get in touch. We are happy to help.

grant selection process

How the Fund Selects Grantees

Grants will be allocated through an open and transparent process against clear criteria. Applications will be scored and recommended for selection by a committee of marine and development experts.

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Annual Application Round

The first call for applications for Partnership Grants has now closed. Sign up to our newsletter to receive news about future calls. 


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Join Our Community

We want everyone who applies to OCEAN to feel supported throughout their journey!
One way we will do that is through building a community where everyone can help support each other. Through Our OCEAN Community – our online learning and networking site – applicants and grantees will be able to connect, share learning, support each other and exchange resources and ideas.
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