Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation: Seeking Proposals for Management Board Approved Grant Program

Deadline: 30 June 2019

Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation (BTFEC) is seeking proposals from eligible organizations for its Management Board Approved Grant (MB Grant) program to promote socio-economic welfare of Bhutanese citizen through conservation of flora, fauna, diverse eco-systems and bio-diversity; and addressing the adverse effects of development on Bhutan’s natural environment.

Grant Information

The MB Grant should not exceed Ngultrum 15 million and the maximum grant period is three years.

Program Strategies

  • Fund few core conservation threats
    • Comprehensively address few complex and systemic conservation issues that threatens both environment and human welfare
  • Support population most affected by loss of natural resources and biodiversity
    • Fund sustainable conservation programs that also built the capacity of rural population
  • Collaborate with other institutions to maximize conservation benefits of BTFEC funding
    • Initiate and lead collaborative activities that support mutual conservation goals

Eligibility Criteria

  • Government agency, local government, civil society organization, institution, community and individual that are Bhutanese are eligible for the grant.
  • Proposal from any government agency or government related agency must route through Gross National Happiness Commission.
  • Proposal from CSOs, communities and individual can submit directly to BTFEC Secretariat.
  • Proposal from individual working in any agency (public or private) should have No Objection Letter (NOL) from their agency
  • All safeguards requirements must be fulfilled.

How to Apply

Proposals must be submitted in the prescribed template via given website.

Eligible Country: Bhutan

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