100% OF membership dues WILL BE AWARDED TO PROJECTS!
The Adventure Travel Conservation Fund will primarily serve as a provider of funding. This will allow groups with intimate knowledge of local projects and communities to be the most efficient and effective with the funds awarded.
This year the ATCF received 27 project applications from nominees all over the world. ATCF members vote in October, and projects picked for funding will be announced in November.
Who can apply
Both non profits and for profits will have the opportunity to apply. This may include tour operators, conservation groups, indigenous people groups etc. Organizations applying must first be nominated by an ATCF member to begin the application process and be considered for funding.
Two important variables will play a role in in how many projects are funded:
(1) The amount of membership/donor funding received and available for distribution that year, and
(2) the proposed budget for each project.
The final selection of projects that will be proposed to members for voting will have these factors considered. Funding amounts will range between $10,000 to $20,000 each depending on the size of the project and the impacts that the proposed project aims to achieve.
April 2018 - Open period for project nominations
May 2018 - Close nominations period
June 2018- Close project RFP submission period
September 2018 - Open project voting by membership
November 2018 - Announce awarded projects