Rescued Tools Foundation - Donations of Tools and Small Equipment


Gered Gereedschap is a nationwide Dutch organisation who collect and refurbish discarded tools for the benefit of small-scale projects in developing countries.


With the aim to assist people to become self-reliant and earn an independent income.


What projects can apply?


Gered Gereedschap only supports projects in which the target group itself takes the initiative and remains active in preparation, decision-making and implementation of the project. Gered Gereedschap prefers to support education programs and projects that meets the demand of the local (labor) market.


Schools and projects that promote entrepreneurship and guide youth in this after their training will be highly appreciated.


Preference is also given to gender oriented projects and projects aiming at marginalised groups, co-operatives, ecological awareness and environmental protection.


Which countries?


The focus countries are Cameroon, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.


Other countries can apply by exception if the applying organisation can organise and pay the transportation of the tools.


What tools?


Gered Gereedschap delivers especially small hand tools and power tools for the following areas:


- carpentry and joinery

- metalwork

- auto mechanics

- building and construction

- sewing

- plumber

- electrical works

- shoemaking


Gered Gereedschap never gives financial support, agricultural implements or household appliances.


Transport and import duties


Gered Gereedschap provides transport free of charge of properly packed tools to the nearest international harbour.


For landlocked countries, the overland transport to a capital city can be covered as well.


The applying organization is responsible for the costs of customs clearance and transportation to the final destination.


Gered Gereedschap does not provide, nor mediate in costs for insurance, clearance, storage and/or local transport.




A questionnaire which has to be completed in as much detail as possible and which should be returned to the organisation.


After receiving, the application will be reviewed and then approved or rejected. + info


Rufford Foundation - Grants for Nature Conservation


The Rufford Foundation makes grants for nature conservation undertaken by small and medium-sized organizations for projects in the developing world.


The Foundation prefers projects that are pragmatic, and that have a significant human element.


There are no restrictions by nationality or country of residence.


Grant applications are made in sequential stages: first grant, second grant, booster grants, and completion grant.


Grants are up to £5 thousand each for a first grant and a second grant.


Applications can be submitted at any time. + info


Rapid Response Facility - Emergency Funding for Conservation


The Rapid Response Facility is designed to deliver rapid conservation funding in times of crisis, with a focus on protecting UNESCO's natural World Heritage sites and potential sites.


Eligibility for grants extends to agencies legally responsible for site management registered local, national, and international NGOs and the private sector.


Grants are a maximum of US$30 thousand for up to six months.


Applications can be submitted at any time. + info


NEW! David and Lucile Packard Foundation - Conservation and Science


The David and Lucile Packard Foundation funds projects for conservation and science in themes that include marine fisheries, marine birds, Pacific coastal ecosystems, and climate change.


The Foundation makes grants to charitable, educational, and scientific organizations in the USA and other countries.


Most grants range from US$20 thousand to US$500 thousand.


Contact us for the criteria, guidelines, and restrictions of grant making.


There is no calendar deadline. + info 


NEW! South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)


Managing Environmental Changes "SANDEE" is a regional network that provides research support to South Asian researchers and institutions interested in the inter-connections among development, natural resource use, and the environment.


SANDEE invites concept notes for policy research on Managing Environmental Changes.


Selected concept notes will lead to an invitation to submit full research proposals.


Most grants are likely to range from US$20 thousand to US$50 thousand over a one to two-year period.


Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis. + info


NEW! Beit Trust - Support for Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe


The Beit Trust supports projects for health, education, welfare, and environment in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.


Themes include wildlife conservation.


Additionally, the Trust’s interests in community welfare include drinking water and irrigation water.


Grants do not normally exceed £50 thousand.


Applications can be submitted at any time. + info