Do you want to apply to receive plastic pollution prevention support from the Ocean Legacy Foundation?
Below is a guideline overview of what you need to know and what you will require as the project leader or applicant to complete the application process. 

You can download a sample application for each phase of the project to help you prepare. You must apply using the online application Portal. The Ocean Legacy Foundation does not accept mailed or emailed applications. All application materials must be in English. 

The online application forms are designed for typed answers. The text fields do not permit formatting, so please avoid bullets, italics, or other special characters unless noted.

APPLICATION GUIDELINE

To prepare for the application process, you will require:

AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE QUALIFICATION REQUIRMENTS

Before you complete the application process, please review all qualification requirements to learn about eligibility to obtain support from the Ocean Legacy Foundation. It is expected that full comprehension of this process is understood when you submit your application.

PROJECT INTENTION

The E P I C Program incorporates a four pillar hands-on approach: Education & Research, Policy & Advocacy, Infrastructure Development and Cleanup to catalyze worldwide action around plastic pollution-free lands and oceans. Scroll down for a summary of each of the E P I C components.

EPIC

E P I C COMPONENTS SUMMARY

EDUCATION

EDUCATION & RESEARCH

The Education component provides essential knowledge, skill training opportunities and curriculum for community members, while providing solution ideas for a plastic free environment.

POLICY

POLICY & ADVOCACY

The Policy & Advocacy component evaluates current policies and regulations, and supports the development of sustainable strategies that will help to end plastic pollution in your community.

INFRASTRUCTURE

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

The Infrastructure component develops recycling systems and technological solutions for your community to create a carbon negative circular economy for plastics.

CLEANUP

CLEANUP

The Cleanup component is action-based engagement that physically removes plastic pollution from the environment to create a cleaner and safer place for your community and ecologically sensitive environments.

DOWNLOAD A SAMPLE APPLICATION

You can download a sample application form to help prepare your answers for the application process. When you are ready to apply, please go to the online application form using the APPLY NOW button to submit your application.

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SAMPLE PHASE 1 APPLICATION FORM
EPIC PHASE 2 APPLICATION SAMPLE
SAMPLE PHASE 2 APPLICATION FORM

PROJECT LEADER RESUME

Ocean Legacy Foundation requires a resume from the Project Leader to also be submitted with the first application form. The resume must be submitted in English. Please DO NOT include personal or private information, such as banking details or security numbers.

 

TEAM MEMBERS & REFERENCES

The application form will require the name, email address, phone number, country and primary residence of the project leader, as well as details about the affiliate organization. Please list any other key team members or project leads in the application form.

START YOUR APPLICATION

Begin your online application, click the button below.

“Ocean Legacy is committed to supporting global citizens and communities ready to engage in plastic management strategies and pragmatic action to achieve plastic free lands and oceans. We look forward to working with you and your community members with this holistic approach to end plastic waste.”

~ Chloé Dubois, Co-founder and President, Ocean Legacy Foundation ~

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Application 

All applications must be submitted through the online application Portal. The Ocean Legacy foundation does not accept mailed or emailed applications. All application materials must be in English. 

Project dates should be a minimum of 3 months after the submission deadline to ensure sufficient time to plan for the project. 

The application process to receive support from the Ocean Legacy Foundation is competitive. Not all application requests will be able to be funded. 

Leadership

The applicant should be the project leader for the project. This is the individual responsible for carrying out the project. Only one application for support can be submitted for each annual request for applications. 

Organizations and institutions can apply for support, however the person within the organization or institution will be the leader of the project. 

Age

All applicants must be 18 years or older at the time of the application submission. 

Nationality 

The Ocean Legacy Foundation supports applicants from around the world. If you are applying for support outside of your citizenship, please include the name and contact information for a local community project leader or member in the application form. 

The Ocean Legacy Foundation (OLF) is a Canadian based non-profit organization that was founded in 2013 with the goal to end ocean plastic waste. The foundation is led by co-founders Chloé Dubois and James Middleton, and is supported by a board of directors, technical advisory committee and hundreds of volunteers worldwide.

As an internationally recognized leader in plastic pollution response, OLF has rebranded their dynamic approach and solution-based platform in combatting plastic pollution under the new program title of E P I C on June 8th, 2019 during World Ocean Day. In collaboration with Nestlé Waters Global, this international plastic management strategy will integrate existing and futuristic elements from OLF’s four pillars: Education & Research, Policy & Advocacy, Infrastructure Development and Cleanup, to catalyze world-wide action around plastic pollution-free lands and oceans. The purpose of the plastic pollution emergency response program is to target ecologically sensitive geographical locations and communities that have a plastic pollution crisis, as well as inadequate management capacity for solid waste and plastic pollution. The goal of the program is to create an accessible platform to assist with the restoration of critical natural ecosystems for improved human and wildlife health, as well as assess and develop long-term plastic collection, processing infrastructure and policy to mitigate oceanic plastic pollution sources.

The OLF will work with communities that are in a plastic pollution crisis through an Emergency Management System (EMS) that incorporates mitigation, prevention, response and recovery measures. The EMS will take a systematic approach towards hazard assessments, identification and strategic planning to minimize the impact of risks to marine life, property, and the environment. This system provides the foundation for coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability and capacity to mitigate against, prepare and plan for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual plastic disasters. The EMS is supported by the four E P I C pillars that are interlinked to help guide a community towards sustainable plastic management solutions when faced with a plastic crisis.

SINGLE USE PLASTIC SPREAD