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PCLG Small Grants Program in Cameroon, Congo DR, and Uganda

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 4, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on February 1, 2021
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The PCLG is excited to announce that it is piloting a new small grants initiative that will foster multi-stakeholder collaboration and learning between conservation and development and/or rights focused organisations in three great ape range states.

Potential themes of interest include:
a) Responses to emerging conservation and development challenges in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
b) Indigenous Peoples and local communities and conservation – including equity, justice, governance and/or human rights.
c) Issues relating to conservation and wellbeing – including, for example, negative social impacts of conservation, benefit-sharing from conservation, conflict in the context of conservation and development interventions.
d) Human-wildlife conflict.
e) Gender equity in conservation approaches.
f) The role of communities in tackling illegal wildlife trade.
g) Large scale infrastructure projects and/or land acquisition, communities and conservation.

The PCLG small grants must support learning activities. These could include, for example:
> Facilitating national, regional or local dialogues;
> Learning workshops or related exercises;
> Participation in relevant national or regional conferences/policy consultations/events as a key speaker/contributor;
> Evidence synthesis and sharing findings;
> Establishing new partnerships;
> Mobilising for policy advocacy;
> Communicating research findings/insights or learning from experience of a project.

Utilize This Offer

1. Activities must take place in one or more of: Cameroon; Democratic Republic of Congo; Uganda;
2. Learning groups must include at least one organisation working on great ape conservation and at least one organisation working on development and/or rights;
3. Learning groups must be made up of:
a) Community-based associations or organisations;
b) Community-based enterprises and cooperatives;
c) Women’s associations or organisations;
d) Indigenous or ethnic minority groups or associations;
e) Youth groups or associations;
f) Non-governmental organisations;
4. You will be required to implement your learning activities during the period March/April 2021 to June 2021.

The minimum PCLG small grant you can apply for is USD$ 500.
The maximum PCLG small grant you can apply for is USD$ 5,000.

Apply by 13:00hrs GMT on Monday 1st February 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 07
Jan 07

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests 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 project and also to train your grant writing skills;
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 Ressource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities), that will show up, by chronologic order.
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
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!

Jill Langhus
Jan 06
Jan 06

Thanks, Ana.