Projects

Volunteering Matters

Volunteering Matters received £60,000 for piloting Engage and Transform, a scheme to break down cultural barriers and develop a long-term partnership of mutual benefit between public and social sector organisations.

The overall aim of the pilot programme was to engage more civil servants and others working in Government departments in meaningful community engagements activities, thereby increasing and improving understanding and ways of working between the public and charity sectors.

Social Innovation Exchange

Social Innovation Exchange (SIX) is now the world’s primary network focusing on social innovation.  Their vision is that people all over the world can become better innovators by more easily connecting to their peers, sharing methods and exchanging solutions globally.

SIX received £20,000 to explore and build on the learning from the first Unusual Suspects Festival hosted in London in 2014, whilst sustaining interest and momentum for a more developed and targeted Festival in 2016.

North Sea Marine Cluster

The North Sea Marine Cluster (NSMC) brings together business, scientific and academic expertise for the benefit of the regional marine sector.  NSMC is a not-for-profit collaboration providing a unique opportunity for the members to achieve their shared goals of recognition and growth for the regional marine economy.

The North Sea Marine Cluster received £20,000 to mobilise business interest and expertise across the marine sector, namely in finding solutions to manage marine protected areas and advocate collectively for effective marine conservation.

The Conservation Volunteers

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone – communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.

£35,000 to support for a two-year study on the impact of environmental volunteering in six locations in the UK, testing the theory that it promotes social mixing, attracts social value, redresses environmental injustice and influences behaviour.

Common Seas

Common Seas received £20, 000 to support a new cross-sectoral expert forum to develop ocean-friendly design standards and ‘design out’ plastics from the marine environment. It also was tasked with inspiring innovation and collaboration initially through a study trip to the North East Atlantic gyre to experience an ‘oceanic dump’ first hand.

Colin Hines

Colin Hines from the Green New Deal received £20,000 to take forward lessons from ‘Greening the Economy’ initiatives to influence debate on financing green infrastructure and policy and action on the ground.

Fevered Sleep

Fevered Sleep received £15,000 to support a dissemination programme of events, publications and digital tools for an exploratory research and theatre production, ‘Above Me the Wide Blue Sky’, which investigates humans’ relationship to nature and how people are affected by change and loss in the natural world.

FOAM

FOAM is an international network of trans-disciplinary labs based in Brussels, with interests in the arts, science, technology, entrepreneurship and design. The FOAM network has 16 years’ experience of creating and facilitating innovative and exploratory work through ‘lab’ processes.

FOAM received £40,000 to design and facilitate initial meetings of the Marine CoLABoration, helping to shape and manage a collaborative process with the Foundation and a group of marine-related organisations.

Forum for the Future

Forum for the Future is an independent non-profit working globally with business, government and other organisations to solve complex sustainability challenges.

Forum was given £50,000 to create a sustainable development framework for the North Sea which identifies the key boundaries and conditions for a sustainable North Sea to 2050.

Green Alliance Trust

The Green Alliance is a charity and independent think tank focused on ambitious leadership for the environment.

The Gulbenkian Foundation gave £15,000 to take forward lessons from ‘Greening the Economy’ initiatives and mobilise a network of grass roots leaders and local champions realising low carbon solutions across communities.

Marine Conservation Society

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the leading UK charity focused on promoting marine conservation in UK waters.

MCS was given £47,000 to adapt and trial the ‘Community Voice Method’ in the UK in order to secure effective stakeholder engagement in decision-making on management of our marine spaces.

Botanic Gardens Conservation International

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) is a membership organisation representing a network of 500 botanic gardens in more than 100 countries, including the largest and most influential gardens in the sector. BGCI is the largest plant conservation network in the world, and aims to collect, conserve, characterise and cultivate samples from all of the world’s plants as an insurance policy against their extinction in the wild and as a source of plant material for human innovation, adaptation and resilience.

BGCI received £135,000 to scale and embed the success of the ‘Communities in Nature’ initiative through a three-part strategy: promoting the evidence of impact; building and supporting an international alliance of ‘social role’ gardens.  This was then followed up with £12,000 to launch an evaluation report of the ‘Communities in Nature’ initiative and disseminate its findings.

Marine Conservation Society

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK’s leading charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife.  MCS champions a vision of sustainable fisheries, abundant marine life and clean seas and beaches for the enjoyment of all.

MCS was given £17,000 to produce a short film which documents the Community Voice Method and the Marine Conservation Society project to pilot its use in the UK for developing management measures for marine protected areas.

New Economics Foundation

New Economics Foundation (NEF) is the UK’s leading think tank promoting social, economic and environmental justice. Our aim is to transform the economy so that it works for people and the planet.

NEF was given £216,000 to help drive change towards fairer and more sustainable management of marine resources and strengthen the work of the marine conservation sector.

Client Earth

Client Earth is a group of activist lawyers committed to securing a healthy planet.  They work to protect the environment through advocacy, litigation and science.

Client Earth were given £15,000 to support the organisation to participate in Phase One of the ‘Valuing the Ocean’ Marine CoLABoration, convening a facilitated group of organisations to explore how to communicate the role of the ocean in human wellbeing and deploy evidence in more effective ways.

Fauna and Flora International

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) act to conserve threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and taking into account human needs.

We gave FFI £15,000 to support the organisation to participate in Phase One of the ‘Valuing the Ocean’ Marine CoLABoration, convening a facilitated group of organisations to explore how to communicate the role of the ocean in human wellbeing and deploy evidence in more effective ways.

Institute for European Environmental Policy

The Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) is an independent, not for profit institute dedicated to advancing an environmentally sustainable Europe through policy analysis, development and dissemination.

The Gulbenkian Foundation put forward £15,000 to support the organisation to participate in Phase One of the ‘Valuing the Ocean’ Marine CoLABoration, convening a facilitated group of organisations to explore how to communicate the role of the ocean in human wellbeing and deploy evidence in more effective ways.

International Programme on the State of the Ocean

The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) is an initiative created to enable a greater scientific understanding of the services the ocean provides to humankind and the impact of the main human stressors upon it, enabling solutions to be explored and greater communication with decision-makers and the public. To that end, the initiative brings together science, communications, policy and legal disciplines.

IPSO received £15,000 to support the organisation to participate in Phase One of the ‘Valuing the Ocean’ Marine CoLABoration, convening a facilitated group of organisations to explore how to communicate the role of the ocean in human wellbeing and deploy evidence in more effective ways.

Marine Conservation Society

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the leading UK charity focused on promoting marine conservation in UK waters.

MCS was given £15,000 to support the organisation to participate in Phase One of the ‘Valuing the Ocean’ Marine CoLABoration, convening a facilitated group of organisations to explore how to communicate the role of the ocean in human wellbeing and deploy evidence in more effective ways.

Thames Estuary Partnership

The Thames Estuary Partnership (TEP) is the only non-campaigning organisation looking after one of the world’s premier rivers and provides a framework for sustainable management of the Thames. With a strong network of over 4000 stakeholders, TEP is an effective membership organisation delivering best practice, knowledge sharing and key connections to achieve a thriving living and working river for London.

TEP has received £15,000 to support it in participating in Phase One of the ‘Valuing the Ocean’ Marine CoLABoration. It will be part of  a facilitated group of organisations which are exploring how to communicate the role of the ocean in human wellbeing and deploy evidence in more effective ways.

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