Funding activities that contribute to the sustainability of Jamaica’s National Protected Areas System

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 protected areas.

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Application Ends: May 25, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

Call for Proposals

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.

The NCTFJ, through its first Call for Proposals is now inviting eligible applicants to submit Concept Notes. A two-step application process will be followed: (i) the submission of Concept Notes, and (ii) applicants with selected Concept Notes will be invited to submit full proposals. The NCTFJ is now accepting applications in the form of Concept Notes for projects and programmes with a focus on wetlands and the services they provide for people and nature whilst contributing to protected areas management.

Thematic focus of this Call for Proposal


Enhanced management for conservation and protection of wetlands


Conservation and/or restoration of wetlands

Sustainable use of wetlands to support adaptation of local people to adverse effects of climate change while contributing to effective management of a protected area or areas identified as a high priority for inclusion in the protected areas system.

The NCTFJ can provide complementary or partial support to planned and ongoing programmes and projects around the thematic focus on wetlands.

Approximately JMD 10,000,000 is allocated under this Request for Proposals. Applying project or programme budgets may range from JMD 500,000 – JMD 5,000,000.

Who can apply?

Local CBOs such as community associations or community bodies that are consistent with the purposes of the grant. Local community associations or community bodies must have been established in Jamaica for at least 1 year prior to the application date of this Call for Proposals.

Private sector entities from relevant industries involved in protected area conservation, protection and/or monitoring and must be consistent with the purposes of the grant. Additionally, entities must have been established in Jamaica for at least 1 year prior to the application date of this Call for Proposals.

Local NGOs that have continuously maintained, for at least one (1) year prior to the application date of the Call for Proposals with active operations in Jamaica consistent with the purposes of the grant.

Other registered organisations continuously maintained for at least one (1) year prior to the application date for the Call for Proposal with active operations in Jamaica consistent with the purposes of the grant.

Public sector agencies directly involved in the management of protected areas.

Processing of Concept Notes

Applicants will be informed on the status of proposals at the end of this process.

1

Receipt

 Applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of proposals.

2

Screening

Screening to determine if the proposal is within the theme of the call and if the application is eligible for funding.

3

Review

Review by the Grant Selection Committee to assess suitability and recommend proposals to be funded.

4

Approval

Approval by the NCTFJ Board.

Concept Notes will only be accepted during the period April 27, 2020 – May 25, 2020. Forms must be submitted to the NCTFJ Manager, Suite#5 70 Half Way Tree Road, Kingston 10, no later than 5:00pm (local time) on May 25, 2020 by registered mail, hand delivered or emailed to info@conservejamaica.org.

E-applications are strongly encouraged due to the stay at home orders during the pandemic. Incomplete Concept Notes that exceed the page limit will not be considered.

Concept Notes received outside of this designated period or outside of the Thematic Focus above will not be considered.

Enquires may be directed to:
National Conservation Trust Fund of Jamaica Suite #5, 70 Half Way Tree Road Kingston 10
Tel: 876-620-5374
Email: info@conservejamaica.org or
the.nctfj@gmail.com

Resources

Grant-Making Manual

Consists of the grant making guidelines and procedures
to assist eligible organisations in identifying and formulating good quality programmes and
projects for implementation.

Concept Note Template

The Concept Note is part of a 2-step application process. If the Concept Note is approved, the applicant will be requested to submit a full proposal.

FAQs

Response: This is asking for the information/current data you have on the indicator that you have identified to be used to judge your results.

Eg. An indicator for a mangrove restoration project could be Area of Mangrove restored/protected through the project and the current value of this indicator – 0.25 hectares of mangroves at the project site based on an assessment carried out in 2013 (this is the information of the current status/state of the indicator. The date of this information should be included- based on reports, etc ).

In some cases, the current value of indicators may not exist and the project presented may seek to collect a baseline of the indicator.

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