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Through its projects, Bears in Mind focuses on three key focus areas:

  • Nature Conservation (of wild bears and their habitat)
  • Education & Awareness
  • Welfare (of bears in captivity)

Bears in Mind works with local NGOs, universities, local governments and other stakeholders to address these issues and together work towards a sustainable solution.

Below you can find more information on the various projects we support and have supported in the past. Please let us know if you have any further questions via our CONTACT page.

Apply for project funding – next deadline is March 1 2023!

Bears in Mind is committed to the conservation of all eight bear species. Therefore, Bears in Mind allocates a significant part of its budget to bear conservation projects, scientific research, education and captive bear welfare related projects.

Funding can only be awarded to a legal entity, not a private person. Regular reports on project progress and a financial account are conditions to the grant agreement.

Only one application per year per organization can be submitted.

To apply for funding from Bears in Mind:

  • submit a Proposal
  • Within eight weeks the Project Committee of Bears in Mind will decide whether funding is awarded 

Time Schedule:

First round:

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  • Submission of proposals by March 1st (23:59 CET)
  • Decision on awarding the proposal by May 1st (23:59 CET)

Second round:

  • Submission proposals by September 1st (23:59 CET)
  • Decision on awarding the proposal by November 1st (23:59 CET)

Funding of a project will be guaranteed for 1 year only. The form can be filled in and forwarded to projects@bearsinmind.org:

To apply for an extension of funding, an Evaluation and Continuation form should be filled in and forwarded to projects@bearsinmind.org:

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