North Africa: IUCN Center for Mediterranean Cooperation launches call for small grants for CSOs in Tunisia, Algeria, Libya and Morocco
Tunis/Tunisia — The Mediterranean Cooperation Center of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has launched a call for small grants for Tunisian, Algerian, Libyan and Moroccan associations carrying out conservation support projects of biodiversity.
The program will co-finance environmental projects up to €30,000 and a minimum of €10,000.
The beneficiaries will be Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working for the protection of the environment, in particular NGOs, professional agricultural associations, women’s associations, youth associations and their federations, as well as local organizations implementing implementation of field activities.
Applications are open to “emerging” CSOs, created after 31 December 2015 and/or those that have not received financial support of more than 25,000 euros over the past three years.
Particular attention will be given to coastal and marine areas and wetlands. In addition, projects based within or adjacent to a protected area or an officially designated area of high ecological value will be given priority.
The deadline for submitting proposals is May 16.
This call for projects is part of the PPI-OSCAN (Small Initiatives Program for Civil Society Organizations in North Africa) which aims to strengthen civil society in North Africa by supporting emerging associations wishing to raise the new environmental and sustainable development challenges through initiatives in the region.
The program is funded by the MAVA Foundation, the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) and the Sigrid Rausing Trust.