BirdLife International, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society have issued a call for letters of inquiry for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) to provide large grants of more than USD 20,000 for organizations in Yemen, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, Malawi, Zambia.
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
This is the fifth of several Calls for Proposals over the investment period of 2012-2017 and as such, is purposefully limited in scope.
Non-governmental organisations, community groups, private enterprises, universities and other civil society applicants 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 above and in the Ecosystem Profile. Organizations must have their own bank account and be authorized under relevant national laws to receive charitable contributions.
If your LOI is successful, the CEPF Secretariat will invite you to prepare a full project proposal. The invitation to submit a full project proposal is usually sent within two months after the deadline. The guidelines for preparing a full project proposal will be provided when your LOI has been accepted. The timeframe for processing a large grant application from initial submission of the LOI to the award of the grant is usually 6-8 months.
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