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Sea-Changers Marine Conservation Social Fund 2023/4

The aim of the Marine Conservation Social Fund is to support socially beneficial marine conservation approaches and solutions.

Sea-Changers’ Main Grants Fund

Our main grant fund projects achieve one or more of the following objectives:

  1. To address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK.

  2. To prevent or reduce negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments and/or species.

  3. To add to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK and ways to overcome them.

Sea-Changers Marine Conservation Social Fund

While the Social Fund may support any of the above three objectives, its unique emphasis is that it will additionally support or enhance participants’ health and well-being and / or deliver benefits for disadvantaged communities, through marine conservation activity. Participants might include: refugees, people experiencing mental ill health, ex offenders, disabled people, people seeking employment. Communities might include those that are economically disadvantaged or where there are issues of social cohesion to be addressed. 

The Fund first ran in 2021 and you can get an idea of the kinds of projects funded by reading about the successful applications here.  

Closing date for Applications : 22nd December 2022

More information here

MASTS Resources

We’re working behind the scenes to bring you a suite of useful, and updateable, resources including: 

  • Find an expert
  • Find facilities & equipment
  • MASTS Publications


If you would like to be updated when the resources section is live please let us know.