PONT has two distinct grant programmes. One is for the Protected Areas and is focused on developing, operationalising, and effectively implementing their management plans. The second is for the Environmental Actors programme which is focused on filling the gaps for conservation and community involvement.
PONT started in 2016 in the Wider Prespa Area with 5 Protected Areas and 4 well-established Environmental Actors.
In 2021, the Wider Ohrid Area, the Korab-Shara Area and the Albanian Alps Area were included in the PONT focus region. A rigorous assessment of the parks, their management and local environmental actors resulted in 6 additional Protected Areas and via several calls for proposals, multiple additional Environmental Actors.