Grants in support of biodiversity conservation in the Caribbean from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) makes small and large grants in support of biodiversity conservation in the Caribbean “Caribbean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot.” Grants are in support of community-based sustainable small-scale fisheries, protection and conservation of endangered marine species, marine protected areas management, and activities that promote improved marine and coastal ecosystems. Small grants are between US$5 thousand and US$50 thousand; large grants are greater than US$50 thousand. Eligibility for grants extends to NGOs, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society applicants. Call details are available in Indonesian. The closing date for letters of inquiry is 23 August 2022.
Non-governmental organizations, community groups, universities and private enterprises may apply for funding. Individuals must work with civil society organizations to develop applications rather than apply directly. To qualify for a CEPF grant, the applicant must not be a government agency or institution. Government-owned enterprises or institutions are eligible only if they can establish that they: (i) have a legal personality independent of any government agency or actor; (ii) have the authority to apply for and receive private funds; and (iii) may not assert a claim of sovereign immunity. Applicants based outside of the eligible countries may submit an LOI as long as the project deliverables are focused on the conservation need within a priority corridor. Joint projects with other organizations are eligible, with one lead organization submitting the application and project partners with clear roles stated in the application.
All applicants should complete and submit an LOI before the deadline for submission and follow the established procedures and formats. Applications may be submitted in English or Spanish. Remember that the deadline for the submission of your LOI is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday 23 August 2022 (Washington, D.C. time). You may submit your LOI before the deadline.