The National Conservation Trust Fund of Jamaica Limited (NCTFJ) is a grant-making entity established to fund activities that are related to the conservation and management of a protected area or areas of environmental significance and fund activities that contribute to the long-term sustainability of Jamaica’s National Protected Areas System.
What We Do
To be the leading provider of funding for the sustainable management and use of the natural, built and cultural resources of Jamaica. Our goal is to build a reputation for responsiveness, effectiveness
To foster effective management and sustainable use of Jamaica’s protected areas and cultural assets by mobilizing financial resources for funding projects, building partnerships and sharing knowledge and information.
We provide grants to eligible non-governmental organizations as well as relevant public-sector agencies directly involved in the management of protected areas.
We fund activities that contribute to the long-term sustainability of Jamaica’s National Protected Areas System (NPAS) including conservation, research, infrastructure preservation
How You Can Help
Annual contributions from your Corporate Social Responsibility budget.
One-off cash endowments.
Technical assistance and in-kind support.
Filling the Funding Gap
The NCTFJ will focus on filling the funding gap that currently exists in the National Protected Areas System, which requires US$8.4M per annum for basic protected areas management. Currently, the approximate annual inflows for protected areas management, including revenues from
Current Funding Support
UNDP-GEF NEPA National Protected Areas System Project
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have provided funding support of USD $87,000 to the National Protected Areas System Project.
Caribbean Biodiversity Fund
The Caribbean Diversity Fund, a regional environmental fund established to provide resources for the conservation, protection and maintenance of biodiversity in the Caribbean, has pledged USD $127,588 over 2 years to support the work of the NCTFJ.
The Nature Conservancy - USAID Caribbean Marine Biodiversity Programme
The Nature Conservancy in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided USD $30,000 to the NCTFJ as part of their joint Caribbean Biodiversity Programme.
National Environment and Planning Agency
The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) provides in-kind support to the NCTFJ.
Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation
The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC) provides in-kind support to the NCTFJ in the form of a monthly meeting space.
Our Protected Areas
Jamaica’s breath-taking beauty and appeal as a great place to live and visit, is underpinned by a rich eco-system of nestling mountain ranges, terrestrial national parks, forest and game reserves, rivers, marine parks, fish sanctuaries as well as unique heritage sites and landmarks, where flora and fauna find habitat in delicate balance with human activities.