Deadline: 17 August 2016
IUCN, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG), Myanmar Environment Rehabilitation-conservation Network (MERN) and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is currently inviting applications from local and international civil society organizations to submit Letters of Inquiry (LoIs) for Small Grants in all Indo-Burma Hotspot countries. A separate call for proposals for large grants in Myanmar has been issued simultaneously.
CEPF is a global leader in enabling civil society to participate in and benefit from conserving some of the world’s most critical ecosystems. In 2013, the CEPF Indo-Burma Regional Implementation Team (RIT) – comprising IUCN, the Myanmar Environment Rehabilitation-Conservation Network and the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden – led the second phase of CEPF’s work in the Indo-Burma region by launching a regional US$ 10.4 million, five-year investment for the conservation of biodiversity focusing on awarding small and large grants to civil society organizations.
- Raise awareness about biodiversity conservation legislation among target groups at priority sites
- Pilot and amplify community forests, community fisheries and community-managed protected areas
- Develop co-management mechanisms for formal protected areas that enable community participation in management and governance
- Support expansion of the protected area network in Myanmar using participatory gazettal, community consultation processes and/or community-based models
- Large grants are those larger than USD20, 000. Officially, the upper limit is USD1, 000,000.
- The median size of large grants was USD126, 934. Several grants ranging from USD100, 000 to USD400, 000 were also given.
- The maximum length is five years. In practice, small grants are usually 1-2 years in length, and large grants usually 1-3 years in length.
- The latest call for proposals for small grants projects is open to non-government organizations, community groups, private companies and other civil society organizations in the countries (listed below) and as a parts of Southern China.
- The call for proposals for large grants projects is open to international and national organizations, groups and companies in Myanmar only.
How to Apply
- Applicants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the CEPF investment strategy.
- Completed Lois should be sent as an e-mail address given on the website.
For more information, please visit CEPF Call for Proposals.