Deadline: 4 September 2017
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is currently accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) from non-governmental organizations, community groups, private enterprises, universities, and other civil society organizations for its Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot Large Grants Programme.
- The minimum budget per project is US$50,000 and the maximum budget per project is US$100,000.
- CEPF anticipates making a maximum of eight awards under this call for proposals.
- Projects are expected to start on 1 January 2018 and must be completed by 31 December 2019.
- Projects that will result in mainstreaming biodiversity conservation in government policies, programs or plans in specific sectors. These can be plans at national, county/district, or local level. Mainstreaming at a local level is only eligible. Projects that will result in biodiversity-friendly management practices being incorporated into the business practices of private sector agencies in specific corporate sectors, and at specific sites.
- Innovative models for private sector conservation finance, including PES, REDD, offsets, public/private partnerships, direct incentives, and similar activites, at specific sites.
- 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
- may not assert a claim of sovereign immunity
How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit their proposals online through the Conservation Grants electronic portal via given website.
For more information, please visit Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot.