Thursday, 13 November 2014

Around ¥150 Million of Nature Conservation Fund for Developing Countries

Deadline: 10 December 2014
The Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund (KNCF) invites grant applications from group or organization in the developing countries (particularly Asia Pacific) for nature conservation projects.
The KNCF awards around ¥150 million each year for the nature conservation projects. One year projects beginning 1 April 2015 and completing by 31 March 2016 will be funded. In case of multi-year projects, grant applications must be made each subsequent year. Projects are supported for maximum three years.
Eligibility Criteria
Organizational Eligibility – A group or organization should meet all of the following three conditions
  • A group capable of making appropriate reports, as requested by the Fund, regarding progress in implementing the funded project and its financial status including budgetary matters and settlements of account.
  • A group with corporate status or a similar level of public trust.
  • A group with a record of at least three years of carrying out nature conservation projects.
Project Eligibility – Projects should meet all of the following four conditions
  • Projects purpose should be nature conservation in developing countries, particularly in the Asia Pacific region. Priority is given to projects for preserving biodiversity.
  • Projects expected to receive appropriate levels of cooperation from the host governmental agencies, related international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and the local citizenry.
  • Projects that do not serve the special interests of any specific corporation or individuals.
  • Projects that will be carried out by persons with sufficient scientific expertise, or with the advice and cooperation of persons having such expertise.
Note: Interested applicants should request an application for assistance form and they will be provided a web URL in their email address from where they can download the application for assistance form.
For more information, please visit Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund.

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