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Community Matters’ Pacific Development and Conservation Trust Grants Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted August 25, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on March 22, 2022
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The Community Matters’ Pacific Development and Conservation Trust has launched its Grants Program to projects that promote sustainable development in the Pacific and New Zealand, while conserving the natural environment and cultural heritage of its people.

The Trust provides grants for a range of conservation, cultural heritage, development and goodwill projects and activities in the Pacific.

It supports sustainable development where communities join in and work together with iwi (tribes), hapu (sub-tribe), aiga or whanau (family grouping).

It does NOT fund:
• an organisation’s operating and related costs such as salaries buying land or buildings;
• school trips;
• family reunions;
• research projects by tertiary students that are for personal study.

Utilize This Offer

Citizens or organisations from the 24 countries / places in the Asian Pacific may put in a request for funding that meets the Trust's objectives.

a) the enhancement protection and conservation of the physical environment of the Pacific and of its natural and historic resources;
b) the peaceful economic, physical, and social, development of the Pacific and of its peoples;
c) the peaceful conservation and development of the cultural heritage of the peoples of the Pacific;
d) peace understanding and good-will between the peoples of the Pacific.

Grants range from $2,000 to $50,000 NZD.

The Pacific Development and Conservation Trust has two funding rounds per year.
Round one deadline: 22 September 2021.
Round two deadline: 23 March 2022.

For more information please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Aug 25
Aug 25

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Aug 27
Aug 27

Thanks, Ana.