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Posted On: 31 May 2012 09:43 pm
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Environmental & conservation grants available from Ford -

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I would like to bring to your attention our recent partnership with Ford Middle East, and their long running exciting environmental grants scheme.

As you may be aware, Ford has been helping grass roots level environmental initiatives every year since 2000, by awarding US $ 100,000 dollars each year to deserving projects. Over US $ 1.1 million have been granted to 130+ local environmental initiatives across the GCC and Levant countries.

This year we have teamed up with Ford to help them find worthy projects to provide grants to, so if you or anyone you know might be interested in applying for a grant please do not hesitate to send in your online application at the website listed below and distribute this email as widely as you can. Please note that only projects from Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates can apply.

For more information on the Ford Motor Company's Conservation and Environmental Grants just go to and select your country of origin.

Please note:

• Grants initiative extends to include Iraq for the first time

• Applications accepted thru 10 July 2012

Entering its 13th year, the Ford Motor Company Conservation and Environmental Grants, the longest-running private initiative of its kind in the region, makes available a total of US $ 100,000 of funds to environmental activists in the GCC and Levant region to help them further their projects and raise awareness about the environment and much needed efforts for conservation.

Supported by the UNESCO Office in Doha, the programme is now open and receiving applications for grants from not-for-profit on-going environmental projects that are seeking additional funding. Application forms can be downloaded from with the deadline of submission set for July 10, 2012.

This year also marks the addition of Iraq to the GCC/Levant Chapter of the Ford Grants, bringing to nine the countries that Ford’s green initiative covers. Projects from Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates can apply.

An independent panel of jurors consisting of nine experts and academics from environmental agencies and institutions will choose the winning projects. The jury panel , which has been carefully selected in cooperation with UNESCO Doha, based on geographical coverage, experience and gender equality, will look for initiatives that demonstrate a well-defined sense of purpose, a commitment to maximizing available resources, and a reputation for meeting objectives and delivering planned programmes and services.

The winners in 2011 included projects saving coral reefs and protecting marine resources in Kuwait, Oman and the UAE, initiatives in Lebanon that engage communities to recycle for a good cause, become eco-police and protect natural resources, setting up community theatres to inculcate environmental awareness in Jordan, volunteerism to collect and segregate plastic waste in Kuwait, and many more.

The Ford Grants are part of the company’s efforts to support grass-roots level initiatives that protect and preserve the environment and natural resources in the GCC and Levant countries, and have awarded a total of US $ 1.2million to more than 140 projects since its inception in 2000.

Individuals, community and non-profit groups that have projects currently running in the areas of preservation of the natural environment, environmental education and conservation engineering can apply.

Since the programme’s global launch over a decade ago, Ford has awarded more than US $ 2,000,000 in grants to over 300 high-quality projects throughout Asia Pacific, Caribbean, Central America, Middle East and Puerto Rico to further their environmental initiatives.

The GCC and Levant Chapter of the Ford Motor Company Conservation & Environmental Grants has seen support from various governmental and non-governmental environmental authorities including the World Wide Fund for Nature, the Emirates Wildlife Society, the Arab Forum for Environment & Development (AFED) and UNESCO Doha.

For more information about the Ford Motor Company Conservation & Environmental Grants, please visit or write to [email protected] .