Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and Burung Indonesia, as regional implementation team for the hotspot, are accepting letters of inquiry (LOIs) from non-government organizations, community groups, Indigenous people’s organizations, women’s groups, private companies and other civil society organizations (CSOs).
CEPF is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. Private U.S.-based philanthropic donors have contributed to the fund with a focus on Indonesian Wallacea. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation.
- Support the implementation of traceability systems for products in small-scale fishery schemes that adhere to the standards of national and international traceability mechanisms.
- Strengthen community-based conservation actions supporting endemic and priority species, including reducing threats (e.g., poaching, trade, consumption) and improved site-level management.
- Strengthen community use of coastal-marine resources for alternative livelihoods and additional income in a way that reduces pressure on the marine resource base.
- Strengthen governance systems that lead to effective coastal-marine management.
- This call is specifically for large grants, meaning between $50,000 and US$1000.
- CEPF projects are typically 18-24 months in duration, but all work must be complete by June 2024.
- Eligible Applicants: Indonesian civil society organizations
- If you represent a government-owned enterprise or institution, you are eligible only if you can establish 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
For more information, visit https://www.cepf.net/grants/open-calls-for-proposals/2021-wallacea-large-grants