Deadline: 4 January 2016
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is inviting proposals in the form of Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for large grants from non-governmental organizations, community groups, private, enterprises, universities and other civil society organizations. This call for LOIs is for large grants between $20,000 and US $200,000.
The fundamental goal of this program is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation.
- Support local communities to design and implement locally relevant conservation and sustainable management actions that respond to major threats at priority sites.
- Support the development of economic models to improve both livelihoods and biodiversity conservation.
- Build the technical, administrative and financial capacity of local organizations and their partners.
Grants between US $20,000 and US $200,000.
- Only Madagascar, Comoros are eligible for this call. Organizations from other countries are eligible to receive funds but only to support activities taking place in the eligible countries and for their benefit.
- Non-government organizations, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society organizations may apply for funding.
- Applications from organizations that propose to build capacity of local civil society and community groups are particularly encouraged.
- Projects must be located within the sites and countries identified in the Ecosystem Profile.
- Organizations must have their own bank account and be authorized under relevant national laws to receive charitable contributions.
- Government-owned enterprises or institutions are eligible only if they can demonstrate that the enterprise or institution:
- Has a legal personality independent of any government agency or actor;
- Has the authority to apply for and receive private funds; and
- May not assert a claim of sovereign immunity.
How to Apply
- Applications should be submitted using the Letter of Inquiry Template available on the website.
- Applicants can submit more than one Letter of Inquiry.
- Applications can be made in English and French.
- Hard copy proposals will not be accepted.
For more information, please download the pdf Biodiversity hotspot.