Blue Action finances individual grants to selected marine and/or coastal conservation projects in marine protected areas and their buffer zones. Interested organisations may submit proposals in response to calls for proposals published on this page. Information, focus area, and application procedures are published in conjunction with the specific announcement. Blue Action Fund accepts submissions only when a call is open. Proposals submitted at other times cannot be considered. Detailed information on Blue Action’s mission and grant procedures can be found in the Grant Procedures Manual.

Current Call for Proposals

Currently we have no open call for proposals.

Upcoming Calls for Proposals

Blue Action Funds intends to launch a call for proposals focusing on Western and Central Africa at latest in the 1st half of 2021. These plans are subject to confirmation. If you’d like to receive updates on future funding opportunities, please subscribe to our email updates at the bottom of this page.

Previous Calls

The projects selected to date are in different stages of implementation. See the Programme page for project details.

Status: CLOSED, 24 May 2020

Focus: Western Indian Ocean

Grant Amount: € 30 million

2020 Call for Proposals-Ecosystem Based Adaptation / Western Indian Ocean

Status: CLOSED, 25 January 2020

Focus: Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean

Grant Amount: € 1-3 million

2019 Call for Proposals-Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean

Status: CLOSED, 14 February 2019

Focus: East Asian Seas

Grant Amount: € 1-3 million

2019 Call for Proposals-East Asian Seas

Status: CLOSED,  04 April 2018

Focus: Western Indian Ocean

Grant Amount: €1-3 million

2018 Call for Proposals-Western Indian Ocean

Status: CLOSED, 3 August 2017

Focus: Small Island Developing States

Grant Amount: € 1-3 million

2017 Call for Proposals-Small Island Developing States