Restricted Call for Small Grants in the Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot

CEPF and BirdLife International are inviting proposals for small grants from civil society organizations in the Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot. Deadline: 12 September 2022.

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Mediterranean Landscape
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The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and BirdLife International opened a call for proposals for Small Grants in Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cabo Verde, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Palestine, Tunisia.

This call for proposals is restricted: only current/former grantees (and their sub-grantees) under Phase 2 of the CEPF programme in the Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot (2017-2022) are eligible to apply. If you are not sure you are eligible, please contact maaike.manten@birdlife.org before you start writing your application.

This call for proposals focuses on the following five Strategic Directions:

  1. Support civil society to engage stakeholders in demonstrating integrated approaches for the preservation of biodiversity in coastal areas.
  2. Support the sustainable management of water catchments through integrated approaches for the conservation of threatened freshwater biodiversity.
  3. Promote the maintenance of traditional land use practices necessary for the conservation of Mediterranean biodiversity in priority corridors of high cultural and biodiversity value.
  4. Strengthen the engagement of civil society to support the conservation of plants that are critically endangered or have highly restricted ranges.
  5. Strengthen the regional conservation community through the sharing of best practices and knowledge among grantees across the hotspot.

Proposed projects should be submitted under the same Strategic Direction and (where relevant) at the same KBA(s) as the previously funded CEPF grant. Proposed projects should build on the results of the project that has already been funded by CEPF.

Projects can start from 1 November 2022 at the earliest, and must be completed by 31 October 2023 (so they should be no longer than 12 months).

Read the Call for Proposals

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