Built by Nature Fund
The Built by Nature Fund is open for applications. The fund is established to further Built by Nature’s vision and mission – making grants to the teams and solutions that can increase the uptake of sustainable timber and improve its climate impact, overcoming some of the most challenging barriers. It offers grants of between €50,000-€250,000 per initiative.
Built by Nature brings together an ecosystem of partners, frontrunners and innovative solutions that are able to scale systemic change in the sector. Funders with aligned visions and values are invited to join Built by Nature.
Become a funding partner
Supporting the Organisation and Network: Contributing to the vision and mission by supporting operational and programmatic costs of Built by Nature.
Supporting the Built by Nature Fund: The Built by Nature Fund provides a mechanism for donors to pool funds and expertise in the timber building transformation, across the fields of city and building decarbonisation – and land use and forests – in recognition of the fact that the nascent field of regenerative building in unison with nature cannot be built by a single donor. It aims to maximise resources to the field through donor collaboration, increase knowledge of what works in this complex area, and enable agile and experimental approaches in this new field. Donors meeting our minimum contribution thresholds can participate in the fund’s Investment Committee.
Read our donor brochure for further information on how you can get involved.
You will be joining Built by Nature’s founding funding partner, Laudes Foundation, launched in 2020 by the Brenninkmeijer family enterprise to support initiatives that inspire and challenge industry to harness its power for good.
The Built by Nature Fund will enable a wide range of initiatives that drive systemic change, working with experts across the Built by Nature network to develop an ‘innovation roadmap’ for the sector. Current priorities include initiatives that: 1) Quantify and compare timber-based vs. traditional buildings on climate, technical, economic and social parameters; 2) Establish innovative policy incentives and/or remove disincentives for sustainable timber buildings.
In addition to these permanent priorities, the Fund runs time-bound ‘Built by Nature Challenges’ to stimulate the field to come together and collectively address a specific topic. Scroll down for more information on our first Challenge – ongoing now.
How can we make carbon and wider ecosystem benefits of forests more visible, understandable and integrated throughout bio-based construction value chains? Consult the Call for Proposals for more information and submit your solution below.
If you have a game-changing initiative that fits with our Fund priorities, we would love to hear more about it! Submit it below and if it is a fit, we will invite you to an introduction call. More information is available in the FAQ document.
Accelerating the timber building transformation? Our Built by Nature Fund is open for applications.