• The Iris Project

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  • Mediterranean Cleanup – Marine debris cleanup with fishing trawlers

    Find out more about the Mediterranean Cleanup in the Ionian Islands
  • EU financing for a sustainable future in the Ionian Islands

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  • Waste Awareness Action Week

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  • ARIANA: Exploring foraging habitats of sea turtles in the Ionian Sea Archipelagos

  • Pick the Alien in the Ionian

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  • Dolphin research in the Ionian Sea

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  • Capacity-building with Social Dynamo

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  • Sinies Small Green Spot

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  • Supporting the campaign to ‘Save Erimitis’

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  • Awareness raising about cetaceans

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  • Survey: Investigating the larger mammals of Corfu’s waterways

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Grant criteria Overview

  • WHO: Local non-profit organizations, associations, clubs or unions, social cooperative enterprises and/or other local bodies, including research centers, are highly recommended to apply for grants.

  • Non-local applicants, already active in the area or experts, can be also eligible for grants and strategic partnerships, if they prove that they can offer capacity building to the locals and/or tangible impact through their work on the ground.

  • The applicants must display strong and effective leadership and emphasize on integrated bottom-up approach, by consulting with, mobilizing and involving local communities and demonstrate positive community impact.

  • WHAT: Applications for funding from the IEF should fit into one of the Fund’s key focus areas as well as the IEF preferred types of projects.

  • The proposed projects shall be clear and compelling, with the objective to create measurable and sustainable long-term results, build capacity and encourage participation by the local society.

  • Ideally, the proposed activities shall be sufficiently visible to leverage additional support from other funding sources.

  • WHERE: The IEF encourages the implementation of projects in different islands, small and big ones’ and in networks of islands. Projects with opportunities for replicability will be prioritized.

How to apply

All applicants need to complete and send our application form. In case of approval by the SC members, the grantee will need to sign a Grant Agreement with specific terms of the collaboration. Please download the application or fill in the online application form below