Emergency Fund

Some funding are termed as ’emergency fund’. They are not as the kind as we see for formal funding calls. They are something like based on needs. We can avail them in the case of emergency like natural disaster, hazards and so on. They can be applied anytime of the year as and when required. In this page, we will try to update those opportunities gradually. 

We have updated the following donor opportunities below-
Amphibian Ark
International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH)

Brevard Zoo
International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)

Donor Name: Amphibian Ark

Fund Name: Conservation Grants (Emergency grants)
Funding Brief: Limited funding is available throughout the year for emergency situations for past recipients of AArk grants, such as unanticipated major equipment failure in existing ex situ programs, or for emergency rescue of wild populations facing imminent threat of extinction etc.

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding Amount:
Not Found

 All applications must reflect AArk values.

Submission Mail:

Other important link: 
 Guideline: Click to view
About: Click to view

How to apply: Submit proposals to: Kevin Johnson, Taxon Officer grants@amphibianark.org. All correspondence should have “AArk Emergency Grant Proposal/principal researcher’s name” in the subject line.

 Proposals should be submitted in English.
 The body of the proposal (including content points 1-6 above) must not exceed 2 pages, excluding budget (≤1 page). Proposals longer than 2 pages in body length will not be reviewed.
 All materials should be submitted together, as .doc or .pdf files attached to a single e-mail. File titles should include the name of the project leader. The supporting letter should be sent as a separate file.
 Only e-mailed proposals will be accepted.

 Employees representing their organizations must submit a letter of institutional support from their employer. This letter is to verify that the employer is aware that the applicant is requesting the emergency grant.
 Several photos or other evidence of the emergency: if this is a major equipment failure, include photos of the damaged equipment; if it is an emergency rescue, provide recent media evidence or photos.

Donor Name: International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)

Fund Name: IWMF Emergency Fund for Journalists in Crisis
Funding Brief: In 2013 they established the IWMF Emergency Fund for Journalists in Crisis to provide women journalists with a lifeline of support in times of distress or threat. Now more than ever, journalists around the world face real dangers as a result of their reporting.

The Emergency Fund is sustained with the support of individual donors to address the growing need to provide direct assistance to women journalists who are suffering.

The IWMF Emergency Fund provides women-identifying journalists with:
● Small grants for psychological and medical care for incidents directly related to threats and crises caused by one’s work as a journalist;
● Three months of temporary relocation assistance in the event of crisis or threat;
Legal aid to counter threats of imprisonment or censorship;
● Non-financial assistance in the form of information about additional access to resources.

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding Amount:
Not Found

Eligibility: To be eligible for the IWMF Emergency Fund, candidates must meet the following criteria:
● Be a staff or freelance reporter, working in any medium, whose primary profession is journalism;
● Have worked full-time as a journalist within six months of applying for assistance;
● Apply for assistance with a crisis situation directly connected to work as a journalist.
● The IWMF believes that gender does not conform to one notion. They are inclusive of all journalists who identify as women, which includes trans women, and non-binary people.

To request assistance from the IWMF Emergency Fund, you must complete this preliminary questionnaire. An IWMF staff member will respond to your request in a timely manner at which point you may be required to provide additional information. Please understand that it will take time to process your request and that they prioritize the most urgent requests. Requests that do not meet the criteria above will not be considered.

Other important link: 
● Apply: Register (Click to view) and Log-In (Click to view)
● About: Click to view

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Register (Click to view) and Log-In (Click to view)).

Donor Name: International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH)

Fund Name: Emergency Relief
Funding Brief: This process is designed to make it possible to provide rapid support for measures aimed at protecting heritage that is under serious threat of destruction or deterioration.

In order to be eligible, projects must demonstrate the necessity of rapid action to cease or prevent the irremediable degradation of heritage.

To respond to emergency situations, requests are handled throughout the year and answers given by ALIPH within the month.

ALIPH aims at providing a prompt answer to your application. To reach this objective, you must ensure that you include all necessary and accurate information to enable an informed decision. Anything that can help us understand the situation and the feasibility of the project will be extremely helpful. The main criteria listed below must be shortly demonstrated.
They must understand why it is urgent to act. In your application, explain why the intervention must happen quickly. Pictures of the damages can be of great value to demonstrate the urgency.
Capacity to implement
You must demonstrate that you have the capacity to implement the project promptly and that you have a clear understanding of the local situation.
Feasibility and sustainability
The solution you propose to protect heritage must be based on solid considerations. Your project should take into consideration technical and scientific aspects. A precise budget is mandatory.

Areas of intervention
ALIPH wises to intervene worldwide, whatever applicants consider and can document the fact that heritage is at risk due to conflict. The notion of conflict is interpreted from a broad perspective to encompass interstate conflicts, civil wars, asymmetrical conflicts, terrorism, violent unrest and other sudden disruptions that lead to instability.Applicants must demonstrate that the heritage targeted was damaged becauseof conflict, is threatened by conflict or suffered collateral damage from conflict.

In keeping with this conception, ALIPH is also willing to support a large notion of what represents cultural heritage, tangible but also intangible. The applicants will be asked to demonstrate the significance and value for local population or communities of the cultural heritage targeted by the grant.

If the heritage targeted by your proposal is at high risk of damage or is deteriorating quickly. ALIPH can finance urgent actions such as stabilization or rehabilitation measures. Applicant must be able to demonstrate that the situation is critical, and that waiting until the next call for projects would have dramatic effects on the concerned cultural heritage. These grants aim at supporting short term and quickly will be requested to submit a brief and precise proposal.

Apply for emergency relief only if you can demonstrate the urgent need and capacity to act promptly. Otherwise, please apply through the calls for projects.

Funding details link: Click to view and Click to view

Funding Amount:
A maximum of USD 75,000. Budget need to be submitted in USD.

Eligible institutions
 Institutions in charge of the protection, conservation and promotion of cultural  heritage
 International, intergovernmental, and national institutions
 Private organizations (foundation, NGO, non-profit, charity, associations, etc.)

Eligible actions
ALIPH finances projects in three areas with specific expected outcomes.

Type of action Outcome
Prevention protection measures Mitigating the risks and lessening the damages
Emergency actions during conflicts Securing cultural heritage at risk
Post-conflict actions Making heritage available again for local populations (restoration, rehabilitation)

Other important link: 
 Apply: Click to view
Guideline: Click to view
 About: Click to view

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).
 Proposal must be submitted in English.

Donor Name: Brevard Zoo

Fund Name: Wildlife Emergency Fund(WEF)
Funding Brief: Projects considered for WEF must be…
addressing a severe, time-sensitive threat to wildlife
not addressing an ongoing threat to wildlife (please apply for a Q4C grant instead)
conducted by a nonprofit conservation organization

Funding is focused on saving wildlife impacted by natural or unforeseen man-made catastrophes such as earthquakes, flooding, fires, severe storms and unanticipated devastating habitat destruction. Research and awareness/outreach/education programs will not be considered for WEF. Support is intended for short-term emergency action. This program is made possible by the fundraising efforts of Zoo staff and volunteers.

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding Amount: Brevard Zoo only supports established non-profit conservation and research organizations. BZ WEF provides support up to $2,500 and funding can be used for operational support during times of crisis

Eligibility: Brevard Zoo only supports established non-profit conservation and research organizations.

Other important link: 

Guideline: Click to view
Form: Click to view

How to apply: To apply, fill out this application and send it to Jody Palmer at jpalmer@brevardzoo.org.

● Donor Name: UNESCO

Fund Name: Heritage Emergency Fund
Funding Brief: The Heritage Emergency Fund, a multi-donor and non-earmarked funding mechanism, was established by UNESCO in 2015, to enable the Organization to respond quickly and effectively to crises resulting from armed conflicts and disasters caused by natural and human-made hazards all over the world. UNESCO works to achieve this objective by strengthening the ability of Member States to prevent, mitigate and recover the loss of cultural heritage and diversity in emergencies and by advocating for the incorporation of the protection of culture into humanitarian action, security strategies and peace-building processes, including by harnessing the potential of culture to strengthen resilience and support recovery.

The Fund finances activities in the area of emergency preparedness and response within the domains of the UNESCO Culture Conventions. This includes immovable cultural and natural heritagemovable cultural heritage, cultural repositories, underwater cultural heritageintangible cultural heritage and the diversity of cultural goods, services and expressions.

The approval process takes approximately one week for emergency response, and two weeks for emergency preparedness activities. The activity implementation period usually does not exceed 12 months. Activities are implemented by the Secretariat of the UNESCO Culture Convention or by the UNESCO Field Office who originally requested assistance.

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding Amount: The maximum amount which may be requested from the Heritage Emergency Fund for each application is US$

Eligibility: Support under the Heritage Emergency Fund may be requested by the Secretariat of a UNESCO Culture Convention or a UNESCO Field Office, in consultation with national authorities, at any time of the year and through a dedicated Application Form. UNESCO Member States wishing to request the assistance of the Fund can contact the relevant Field Offices, who will launch the process.

Other important link:
Guideline: Click to view

How to apply: Please contact with the donor directly to know the details for applying.



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