The Baltic Sea Conservation Foundation mainly supports projects through financial contributions. These need to be nature conservation measures implemented by non-profit or public actors based in the states neighbouring the Baltic Sea.

For example, restoration projects to reduce pollutant inputs into the Baltic Sea and to improve environmental conditions for rare species can be funded.

We can support projects aimed at the conservation of especially valuable stretches of coastline that are threatened by intensive touristic use or other activities, if it provides a valuable contribution to the ecological stability of the Baltic Sea.

During the last year we have discussed several project ideas and assessed first project concepts and applications. Between January and July 2016 the following six projects have been started:

  1. Protecting habitats of the Aquatic Warbler and improving ecological conditions of the Baltic Sea by optimising water management in Rozwarowo Marshes SPA
  2. Baltic clean games 
  3. Closed loop Baltic – a small-scale closed loop system of energy and food production
  4. Strengthening the protection of Altantic salmon and sea trout wild spawning in North West Poland
  5. Pike factories – restoring wetlands for natural pike reproduction
  6. Wetland restoration as private initiative – Mobilising private landowners and communities in support of biodiversity and a healthier Baltic Sea
  7. Protect the Baltic Harbour Porpoise
  8. Restoring degraded peatlands in Słowiński National Park Poland, for restoring natural habitats and restoring peatlands ecosystem services
  9. Pollution prevention in small water bodies in Kaliningrad Region
  10. Small-scale local solutions to reduce nutrient load into the Baltic Sea
  11. The Reduction of the Pollution of the Baltic Sea and the Protection of Migrating Salmon in Lithuania
  12. Untangling the net: tackling bird bycatch in Baltic gillnet fisheries

Funding Guidelines

We support projects that clearly contribute to our funding objectives and that are based on scientific and technical competence.

How to submit a project for approval: