We are excited to be announcing the launch of the 2020 BGCI/ArbNet Partnership Programme. This funding opportunity supports international collaborations between gardens and arboreta for the purpose of exchanging skills, resources and expertise to advance tree conservation efforts.
We are running this funding opportunity through the BGCI Global Botanic Garden Fund, which is now open for applications. For applicant guidelines, click here. The Partnership Programme provides funding (up to $2,500) for collaborative tree conservation projects, with priority given to projects that target biodiversity hotspots and/or capacity building in developing countries. Grant applications must satisfy the following conditions:
- Focus on tree conservation
- Involve an international partnership between two botanical institutions
- Both partners are BGCI members (Botanic Gardens that are not members may apply, but a membership fee must be paid prior to the application deadline)
- At least one of the two partners is an ArbNet accredited arboretum (Accreditation applications may be submitted by the closing date of the Global Botanic Garden Fund)
The deadline for proposals has been extended to August 14, 2020
To learn more about potential projects, be sure to check out last year’s awarded tree conservation projects.
If you need help identifying a partner institution, please email ArbNet assistant, Amy Byrne.