Sea Pact: Inviting applications for ‘Grant’ to advance sustainable fisheries and responsible aquaculture practices and provide the building blocks for a long term and sustainable seafood industry.

Funding brief: Sea Pact was established in 2013 as a group of leading North American seafood companies dedicated to driving stewardship and continuous improvement of social, economic, and environmental responsibility throughout the global seafood supply chain. In 2018 Sea Pact expanded to ten member businesses, and also redesigned the process for submitting proposals for project funding. Sea Pact will now consider Letters of Interest (LOI’s) as a way for its Sustainability Consultants and Advisory Committee to determine if your organization meets grant requirements and if your organization’s proposed project is in line with the mission and objectives of Sea Pact.

Sea Pact strives to advance sustainable fisheries and responsible aquaculture practices and provide the building blocks for a long term and sustainable seafood industry. To accomplish this, Sea Pact has pledged to financially contribute to selected projects that are aligned with Sea Pact’s mission. Organizations that are seeking financial support for projects in any of the twelve broad project categories are welcome to apply:
● Fishery Improvement Projects
● Aquaculture Improvement Projects
● Fisheries Management
● Regional Aquaculture Management
● Social Responsibility
● Gear or Farm Improvements
● Fishery Habitat Restoration
● Fisheries Conservation
● Species Research and Data Collection
● Research to Improve Farming Practices
● Technology
● Communication/ Education

For the 2018 Project funding round, preferential consideration will be given to the following specific priority focus areas:
● Social Responsibility
● Aquaculture
● Fisheries Management
● Traceability
● Special species of interest: Squid
● Special regional area of interest: Great Lakes freshwater fisheries

Unfortunately, projects that don’t align with these defined project areas and don’t relate to fisheries, aquaculture, seafood or ocean and freshwater health will not be considered.

Criteria: Potential projects will be evaluated by the Sea Pact Advisory committee according to the following criteria:
● Socio-economics: to what extent will the project improve the quality of life for the communities affected?
● Environment: to what extent will the project protect, conserve, or rebuild environmental resources? iii. Relevance: to what extent will the project result in reciprocal benefit to Sea Pact members’ businesses?
● Need: to what extent is Sea Pact’s support needed for this project to be successful?
● Management: to what extent is the project managed effectively?

Donor Name: Sea Pact
Funding name: No specific fund name

Deadline:
● For 2018, Letters of Interest will be accepted until August 20th.
● Selected organizations will then be requested to submit a full project proposal by September 14th.

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: Grants range between $10,000 and $30,000. They are increasing the size and number of grants as they go forward.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found
Project duration: Not found

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
● Domestic & International Not for Profit
● Domestic & International For Profit

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: rjohnson@seapact.org

Other important link:
● Guideline: Click to view
● About: Click to view
● FAQ: Click to view And Click to view

How to apply: Please send your Letters of Interest to: Rob Johnson Managing Director Sea Pact rjohnson@seapact.org.

Applicants for funding must be able to provide the following information upon request:
Domestic & International Not for Profit:
● IRS Determination Letter (International: 501c3 equivalency determination, translated into English and notarized)
● Most Recent 990
● Audited Financials (if available)
● Organization Budget
● Board and Staff List (International)

Domestic & International For Profit:
● Evidence that there is no private benefit of a grant donation to the For Profit recipient, as defined by the IRS: Click to view
● Evidence that grants are for the use of a broad and direct charitable purpose or public benefit

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