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Supporting and driving conservation initiatives in Cape Town.

Small Grants Facility

CTEET has been appointed as a facility to issue small grants on behalf of the Table Mountain Fund.

This latest addition to the Nature Care Fund will focus on working with communities around the natural areas in Cape Town. This project aims to create a greater awareness, strengthen leadership roles, capacitate youth, and grow and develop new entrants into the conservation space with the long term focus on the new entrants venturing into the Green Economy.

We are very excited to be one of these facilities and look forward to working with inspiring organisations to change lives through nature!

Read about the organisations and projects that are supported below:

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Projects Supported

R 154 785

Invested into projects

Small Grant Projects

The LIMPET (Long-term Intertidal Monitoring through Participation, Evaluation & Training) citizen science programme aims to build knowledge and values that inspire young South Africans to care for a healthy ocean environment, while contributing valuable information towards the research and management of Marine Protected Areas. LIMPET directly contributes to conservation and biodiversity enhancement by generating biodiversity data that is supplied to a long-term database, which is accessible to reserve managers, researchers, and the public. By focusing on one site, which is regularly re-surveyed by youth who learn to follow rigorous scientific protocols, the information gathered will be used to expose trends and shifts in ecosystem state, which are indicative for environmental changes that require adaptive conservation measures.

For more info on this organisation visit their Facebook page.

The Youth Angling Academy Project affords youth from disadvantaged communities an opportunity to learn about the ocean, sustainable fishing practices, and to instill a love and respect for the environment. Through the project, youth not only gain invaluable knowledge on the environment, but in conjunction they develop an array of leadership skills.

For more info on this project visit their Facebook page.

The Mosselbank River Maintenance project aims to build capacity in and resource a community-based project team of local volunteers that works to rehabilitate and maintain the social, ecological and amenity value of the Mosselbank River corridor at Greenville Garden City. This will ensure the river is restored to its natural state, and becomes a thriving corridor with a range of benefits to the local Greenville community.

The Ingcungcu Sunbird Restoration Project aims to create a migration corridor for nectar feeding birds across the Cape Flats, forming a geographical link between the Table Mountain National Park and the Boland mountains, leading to biodiversity enhancement. Through the use of schools as planting sites, the project will facilitate the entry of students and teachers into conservation.

For more info have a look at their Facebook page.

The Living Labs Project aims to provide opportunities for young people to develop meaningful relationships with local ecosystems & biodiversity, thus creating a more environmentally conscious and caring society. The project will also contribute to valuable, reliable, long-term data on changes in the health of river ecosystems.

For more info have a look at their Website and Facebook page.

The Thelma Susan Block Dumas Institute aims to enhance the youth footprint to the Edith Stephens Nature Reserve through Skills-based & Biodiversity Education and Awareness training Projects. This opportunity will enable youth to become educated, skilled, productive, value adding, and conscious individuals; and to prepare the participants to pursue a tertiary education for the 2019 academic year.

Children of the Land – Project Indigenousness

The Children of the Land – Project Indigenousness introduces indigenous flora of the Cape Floristic Region to children of primary school age. This is achieved through setting up outdoor classrooms, nurseries, seed banks, education programmes, and offering experiences focused on biodiversity and wild food growing.

For more info on this project visit their Facebook page.

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