The Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust (PONT) and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) combine their efforts in the Wider Prespa-Ohrid Area for the second time by issuing a new joint Call for Proposals for small grants.
Building upon the positive experience from the first joint call, and with a 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 sharing of best practices and knowledge among grantees across the hotspot.
The geographic scope of the activities for this joint Call is limited to the Wider Prespa-Ohrid Area covering not only the Prespa and Ohrid basins, but also the entire territory of Pelister National Park in North Macedonia that extends outside the watershed of the Prespa Lakes as well as Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park in Albania that extends outside the watershed of Lake Ohrid.
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-Ohrid Area and have interest and experience in the relevant conservation actions eligible under this Call.
Eligible Countries: Albania and North Macedonia.
Opening Date: Thursday 15 July 2021
Closing Date: Friday 3 September 2021, 14:00 CET
Budget: Maximum budget per project is €20,000. The overall budget available under this Call is €116,000 (€58,000 from PONT and €58,000 from CEPF).
Theme: Strategic Direction 2 (Sustainable management of water catchments) and Strategic Direction 5 (Sharing of best practices and knowledge among grantees across the hotspot).
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 application form in English available here.
Applications are to be sent to Oliver Avramoski, PONT Grants Coordinator, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) before Friday 3 September 2021, 14:00 CET.