The Small Grant for World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was established to provide financial support to EAAFP Partners and collaborators from EAAFP Task Forces and Working Groups who plan to organize public events and/or conservation action-oriented workshops at national or local levels through participating in the World Migratory Bird Day.

EAAFP strongly encourages EAAFP Partners and collaborators to make an application for any suitable event or development of WMBD materials in local language that aims to raise awareness on the need of conserving migratory waterbirds and the value of their habitats in East Asian – Australasian Flyway.

WMBD is now celebrated twice a year, on the Second Saturday in May and in October. EAAFP Secretariat highly encourages Partners to celebrate WMBD on twice a year by opening two different deadlines for the small grant applications annually.


EAAFP Partners who plan to organize an event to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day 2020 in Partner countries included in the DAC list of ODA Recipients are our priority to support. (If you are not sure, please see the list of EAAFP Partners, and DAC list of ODA Recipients). If you are not the country focal point of EAAFP, please consult and plan with EAAFP focal point of your country before you apply.

Please note that this grant is to initiate a WMBD event, not to cover the costs for the existing WMBD event expenses. Applications with similar contents (location, target participants etc.) from the previous years may not be accepted.


The application form must be filled out by an applicant or applicant’s organization. The applicant and/or applicant organization must be qualified for the eligibility criteria set for funding assistance under EAAFP WMBD 2020 Small Grants Programme.

For your budget planning, please note that maximum 1,000 USD will be allocated to each county. As the small-scale grant will be allocated on a first come first served basis, we recommend you submit the application as early as possible.


EAAFP World Migratory Bird Day Small Grant Fund Application_Oct 2020: click [here]




The application deadlines for WMBD 2020 Small Grants are 31 March 2020 and 3 September 2020. Please submit an application to Ms. Vivian Fu, Communication Officer via email (Word or PDF document) at communication@eaaflyway.net and wmbd@eaaflyway.net.

After you submit your application to EAAFP Secretariat and we successfully receive your application, the approval of the successful proposal is made by the Secretariat. The applicant will hear the result within one or two weeks. Further progress will then be discussed individually. Please not that incomplete applications will not be processed.

Successful applicants have a responsibility to help translate the World Migratory Bird Day materials into their own languages which will be shared on the World Migratory Bird Day website (http://www.worldmigratorybirdday.org/about).




Successful Applicants of WMBD Small Grant Fund 2020

Successful Applicants of WMBD Small Grant Fund 2019

Successful Applicants of WMBD Small Grant Fund 2018

Successful Applicants of WMBD Small Grant Fund 2017

Successful Applicants of WMBD Small Grant Fund 2016




If you have any questions regarding the World Migratory Bird Day Small Grant Funds, please contact to Ms. Vivian Fu, Communication Officer, at communication@eaaflyway.net