Greater Good Grants

We are now accepting project proposals for 2022, deadline for application: midnight Singapore time 30th September 2021, with funds issued in January 2022.

Projects that do not meet the eligibility criteria, or unsolicited proposals outside of this funding call shall not be considered unless they are for urgent humanitarian need. Due to the volume of applications, we cannot provide clarification on individual projects.

Building on our commitment to sustainable development, we are pleased to offer annual grants to individuals or organisations that align with the Banyan Tree Global Foundation (BTGF) global framework within a local context to support measureable impact and progress towards larger regional or global frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals to help people and the planet.

Funding call for 2022 shall be announced in June 2021

What we Fund
All projects should be innovative and impactful, aligned with one or more of our six focal areas, and conducted within countries where Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts operate. Projects must have a demonstrated need and urgency; should leverage local, regional and national partnerships necessary to deliver measurable impact, and shall be scalable with clear evaluation of success. All projects must uphold the highest standards of ethical behaviour, honesty, fairness and transparency.

Our Environment

Biodiversity & Conservation

Resource Use & Waste Management

Climate change & Resilience

Our Community

Education & Empowerment

Health & Protection

Culture & Livelihood
  • Biodiversity & Conservation: improve understanding, conservation and management of species and habitats.
  • Resource Use & Waste Management: innovative projects that tackle cradle to grave lifecycle of resources that benefit community, business and the environment.
  • Climate change & Resilience: elucidate global change and develop resilience in natural and human systems.
  • Education & Empowerment: development of education infrastructure, capacity and delivery to students of any age, with particular focus on disadvantaged members of society.
  • Health & Protection: focus on health and wellbeing in local communities.
  • Culture & Livelihood: development, protection, restoration and stewardship of culture and livelihoods.

2022 Call for Action
In light of the ongoing global impacts of COVID and the challenges the world faces, we will prioritise support for projects that address the following issues:

  • Physical and mental health and wellbeing of women and children in indigenous communities
  • Fresh water access, sanitation, health and hygiene
  • Control of mosquito borne diseases
  • Alternative livelihood development that promotes or protects local culture and/or the environment
  • Management of food waste
  • Remote access to education and learning

Who we Fund

Organisation affiliation is required to receive and administer the grant, grants will not be paid to personal bank accounts. NGO’s and international NGOs must demonstrate registration to operate in project county(s). At this time, we will not consider grant requests from government representatives; but they may be included as project partners to ensure project success.

Meeting the above criteria, Principle Investigators over the age of 18 at any level who have suitable skills and demonstrated experience are welcome to apply. Local collaboration is required if your project is outside of your home country. The Principle Investigator may only be recipient of a single grant at a time, but an organisation may have multiple projects if led by different investigators. Existing project recipients must have submitted their final report before being eligible for another grant.

The individual responsible for carrying out the project must apply and write the application: others may not submit in the name of the Principle Investigator. Individuals are required to consult a tax professional should taxes apply.

For more information on applying for a grant click here