Deadline: 31 May 2016
Abertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation is currently seeking proposals for ARCOS Small Grants Programme with an aim to enhance collaborative sustainable solutions for biodiversity and people, focusing on critical landscapes and watersheds of the Albertine Rift, the Great Lakes Region of East and Central Africa and the African Mountains.
- Sustainable Mountain Development for Global Change (SMD4GC)
- Addressing threats affecting freshwater ecosystems in the African Great Lakes Region
The specific objectives of ARCOS Small Grants are:
- To catalyze lasting solutions for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development issues in the Great Lakes region and African Mountains (this could include new activities that the grantee commit to conduct as part of its regular operations such as resource monitoring, biodiversity protection, promotion of good practices such as agroforestry, etc);
- To facilitate networking and formation of solid partnerships amongst conservation practitioners in the Great Lakes region and African Mountains in order to make a strong voice and influence policies those affect the management of biodiversity and other natural resources;
- To enhance Integrated Water Resources Management in the Great Lakes Region through the promotion of community-based watershed management schemes and good land management and farming practices;
- To promote sustainable mountain development and lasting solutions addressing drivers of change in African mountain ecosystems.
Areas of intervention
To meet the objectives of this small grant, the following areas of intervention will be given priority:
- Capacity Building and Institutional Development
- Nature Based Community Enterprises
- Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Benefits
- Policy Analysis and Advocacy
- Climate Change and Community Adaptation
- Natural Resources Management Governance
- Awareness, Knowledge and Information
- Biodiversity Threat Mitigation.
The maximum available for each application is US$ 5,000. Given the limited funds we pay special attention to reasonable budget and where possible with co-funding. As such, the average of grants will be around US$3,000.
Only initiatives where a civil society organization is the main applicant are eligible. Government authorities and for-profit (commercial, private market) actors cannot apply but may participate as cooperation partners in the project, or be part of a coalition where a civil society organization is the main applicant.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit their proposal (s) in English or French of strictly 5 pages maximum including the budget via email.
For more information, please visit ARCOS Small Grants Programme.