The Sea of Change Foundation has announced a series of funding opportunities to support conservation initiatives.
The funding aims to rapidly respond to damaging events, like dropped anchors, oil spills or vessel grounding.
These Sea of Change Foundation grants are one-off payments ranging from $500 up to $5,000 and are designed to cover response essentials such as boat fuel, lift bags, GPS units, or other essential equipment needed to respond to a reef emergency.
This is the sixth year running that the foundation has maintained the fund as part of the innovative Reef Rescue & Rapid Response program.
Commenting on the funding, the CEO of Aggressor Adventures and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the foundation Wayne Brown, stated:
“Through the Foundation, 100% of donations go directly to such conservation initiatives around the world to ensure future generations of divers can also experience the ocean and its wonders.”
While the foundation’s Executive Director and SSI Platinum-Pro 5000 diver Samantha Whitcraft added:
“As divers, our beautiful coral reefs are often what we seek, and they are often why we dive. Therefore, it is our duty to do all that we can to help protect them…we hope divers everywhere will make use of and support this new fund.”
You can learn more about the Reef Rescue & Rapid Response program here (pdf).
The one-page funding application can be found here (pdf).