We believe a vibrant civil society sector is a prerequisite for effective conservation.

Through small grants, we are supporting the growth of civil society in North and West Africa and the southern and eastern Mediterranean.

Complementing organisational development, our Small Grants Programme fosters the emergence of new and enterprising groups and initiatives.

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PPI OSCAN’s offers a unique combination of support for both innovative projects and organisational development. Addressing national priorities, we aim to replicate successful approaches, collaborate with government and contribute to global conservation.”

Simon Mériaux, Manager, Organisational Development, MAVA

Focus on one of our partners

Programme de Petites Initiatives pour les Organisations de la Société Civile d’Afrique du Nord (PPI OSCAN) is a good example of how our small grants look beyond simply short-term support for project activities. Read about our inspirational partner Maher Mahjoub who co-ordinates the programme.

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Andreas Bosshard

Vision Landwirtschaft
"I’ve loved nature since I was about 12! And working on lots of farms when I was studying gave me tremendous insight into the problems and opportunities in Swiss agriculture. With friends, we’d take direct action – like helping farmers mow and restore steep species-rich meadows!"


Lynda Mansson

Director General,

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