COVID-19 Relief Support Criteria
Rainforest Trust has secured funding to provide emergency support to current and prior Rainforest Trust partners to ensure the success of conservation projects jeopardized by the pandemic. This support will be dedicated to helping maintain the staff necessary to the success of the Rainforest Trust supported projects and address any additional, unanticipated needs that result from the pandemic that will also impact this success.
Funding support is intended to help ensure that partners will be able to:
(a) continue with the project-related work of establishing and/or expanding the protected areas,
(b) continue to patrol the protected area sites in the face of increased threats and reduced income from other sources, like tourism revenue, and
(c) keep key technical staff working.
Funding support will be used for the following purposes:
- Paying rangers and guardians so that they continue with patrol and monitoring activities.
- Paying key technical staff.
- Paying for other operational and technical support essential to continue work on our joint conservation/protected area projects; could include improvements to video conferencing and other technology to assist our partners’ staff members working remotely due to pandemic-related restrictions.
- Outreach to pandemic-affected communities to mitigate pressure on protected areas from incursions, illegal logging, poaching and subsistence hunting, etc.
You will need to complete an application form describing threats, challenges and impacts. The form should include a simple budget indicating the funding need and how it will be used. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.