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Cambridge Conservation Initiative Collaborative Fund

Level of governance
Atlantic and Arctic basinMediterranean Sea basinBaltic and North Sea basinDanube River basin
Funding mechanisms
Managing institutions
Cambridge Conservation Initiative and Arcadia
Mission Objectives
1. Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Description of the funding initiative

The Fund’s purpose is to catalyse the delivery of innovative conservation solutions to reduce global biodiversity loss. The Collaborative Fund provides grants, on a competitive basis, for high-quality collaborative projects that integrate research and analysis with conservation practice, policy and capacity building – projects that would not attract funding from traditional sources because of their interdisciplinary nature. Each project addresses a high priority global biodiversity conservation issue. Projects funded have included studies on the impact of plastic pollution in oceans on birds and “swimways” for migratory fish. 

Overview of eligibility requirements for applicants

A minimum of three CCI partners to be involved, including at least one University Department and one conservation organisation.

Rules on co-financing

No information found. 

Procedures to submit proposal

CCI partners ( are invited to apply for funding on an annual basis. Applicants are encouraged to build the most appropriate project team for the issue they are addressing, and projects therefore often involve additional expertise from beyond the ‘core’ (at least one University department and one conservation organisation) partnership. An independent selection panel then determines which projects receive funding.

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Contact points

+44 (0)1223 331300 

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