Deadline: 30 September 2016
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International (CI), the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation.
CEPF will give preference to proposals that will aim to build the knowledge and skills of local stakeholder in the protection of priority sites and species as well as assisting local communities to engage in sustainable use of marine and terrestrial resources.
Typical grants from CEPF are for US $100,000 for between 12-30 months.
- 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
Letters of inquiry must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit Wallacea Biodiversity Hotspot.