Small Grants – Calls for Proposals
Call for Proposals:BEST 2.0 Small Grants 2017
Submission Deadline for Concept Notes: 14 April 2017 at 23:59
(Brussels date and time)
Regions: Caribbean, Pacific, South Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Polar/Sub-polar
BEST 2.0 Small Grants are available for small scale projects to be implemented in one or more of the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). There are two types of small grant depending on the amount of BEST 2.0 funding requested:
Swift Small Grants (≤ € 50 000)
Small Grants (> € 50 000 and ≤ € 100 000)
BEST 2.0 grants can only finance costs related to actions in the EU OCTs.
The 2017 small grant call for proposals targets the following regions:
The overall indicative amount made available for this 2017 call for Small Grant proposals is one million two hundred and eighty thousand euros (EUR 1 280 000).
Indicative financial sub-envelopes for the two groups of regions are shown below; however, the final decision regarding the selection of projects to be funded will be taken on the sole basis of the quality of the proposals received, and not on the foreseen sub-envelopes. As such the final allocation of funds may differ from the indicative distribution below.
Caribbean and Pacific regions: 61.3% (of the overall indicative amount)
Indian Ocean, Polar/Sub-polar and South Atlantic regions: 38.7% (of the overall indicative amount)
Projects that focus on the following topics in the OCTs of the above regions will be considered for funding:
Conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems
Sustainable use of ecosystem services and natural resources
Ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation
Please read the Small Grants Guidelines for Applicants carefully before applying.
For helpful tips and advice on preparing your BEST 2.0 application please refer to this presentation.
Applicants must first submit a Small Grant concept note. The concept notes will be evaluated, and pre-selected projects will be invited to submit a full proposal. Technical support can be provided by the relevant BEST 2.0 Regional Team (you can find their contact details here). Once submitted, the full proposal will be evaluated in order to allow the European Commission to make a final decision regarding the award of a grant (Please see the steps of the application process below).
Concept notes must be submitted online via this portal. Please sign in after creating an account (see box at the left of the page).
After receiving validation of the concept note, you can submit your full proposal by logging on again with your account and password.
For full details and guideline download visit https://portals.iucn.org/best/?q=node/939