BGCI Launches Global Botanic Garden Fund

  • Region

    Global
  • Topic

    Services for Botanic Gardens
  • Type

    News
  • Source

    BGCI

BGCI’s Global Botanic Garden Fund aims to drive plant conservation, especially in smaller gardens. The fund will initially disburse 15-20 small grants totalling USD 20-25,000 per year and is available to BGCI members only.

Grants will be framed within the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, and will support plant conservation practices, plant conservation policy and education, infrastructure development, training for plant conservation, international partnerships, and mentoring botanic gardens in efforts to achieve success through BGCI’s Botanic Garden Accreditation Scheme.

BGCI’s Global Botanic Garden Fund will also administer restricted grant funding through the BGCI/ArbNet Partnership Programme and the BGCI/Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Grants.

  • The BGCI/ArbNet Partnership Programme is an international partnership building initiative that aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, skills and resources within the botanic garden and arboretum community.
  • The mission of the BGCI/Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (MLA) Grants will be to support worldwide conservation through botanical gardens. The purpose of the MLA grants will be to aid botanical gardens or arboreta around the world that are having difficulty in carrying out their mission. There are four grants of $1000 available in 2019.

Proposals may be submitted to all of the funding opportunities for which they are eligible, but only one grant will be awarded per successful proposal.

BGCI’s Global Botanic Garden Fund will accept grant applications until 17:00 BST on 13 September 2019.

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