Argolic Environment Fund (AEF)
Established in April 2021, the Argolic Environment Foundation (AEF) provides small grants to grassroots environmental initiatives on the Greek islands of Spetses and Hydra, as well as in coastal areas of the region of Argolis in the Peloponnese. Grant topics include marine ecosystem protection, ecotourism development, regenerative agriculture and waste reduction. Alongside funding, AEF grantees are provided with capacity-building and learning opportunities. Ultimately, the foundation hopes to seed attitudinal change and build support for the creation of designated Marine Protected Areas in the Argolic Gulf.