The Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust (PONT) and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) recently agreed to combine their efforts in the Wider Prespa Area by issuing a joint Call for Proposals for small grants.
With similarities in both their strategies, and the view to enabling longer-term interventions with greater impact, PONT and CEPF invite applications from eligible organizations to address the conservation needs around the sustainable management of water catchments and plants.
The geographic scope of the activities for this joint Call is limited to the Wider Prespa Area covering not only the Prespa Basin, but also the entire territory of Galicica and Pelister national parks in North Macedonia that extend outside the watershed of the Prespa Lakes.
This Call is open to applicants that are based in Albania, North Macedonia or in both countries, which have been active in the Wider Prespa Area and have interest and experience in the relevant conservation actions eligible under this Call.
PONT and CEPF have joined forces to provide capacity building and technical support to successful applicants, alongside grant funding.
Eligible Countries: Albania and North Macedonia.
Opening Date: Wednesday 15 January 2020
Closing Date: Friday 21 February 2020, 14:00 CET
Budget: Maximum budget per project is €50,000. The overall budget available under this Call is €200,000 (€100,000 from PONT and €100,000 from CEPF).
Theme: Strategic Direction 2 (Sustainable management of water catchments) and Strategic Direction 4 (Conservation of plants)
How to Apply
Please carefully read the call for proposals document available here, which provides detailed requirements and instructions.
To apply for a grant under this Call please complete the English application form available here.
Applications are to be sent to Oliver Avramoski, PONT Grants Coordinator, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).