IUCN Oceania launches Small Grants Enterprise & Community Development Accelerator

 The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Oceania this week launches its Small Grants Enterprise & Community Development Accelerator and will be receiving applications for funding from now through 1 June 2016 for the first round of allocations.

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The Small Grants Enterprise & Community Development Accelerator will provide funding of up to US$20,000 for projects in all of the participating countries, which currently include: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

IUCN Oceania extends an invitation to all applicants seeking to enrich the experience of communities throughout the Oceania region and ensure a better future for all. Projects with particular focus on renewable energy systems, energy efficiency improvements, sustainable land & sea transport initiatives, and biodiversity/ecosystem conservation will be prioritised, and cross-cutting impacts upon other sectors will be taken into account, such as inclusion of marginalised groups, such as women, children, disabled persons, and the elderly, or positive benefits for other sectors, such as health, education, food security & water integrity, disaster resilience, etc.

The requisite details and application forms are available in the link below for completion and submission.

Small Grants Enterprise & Community Development Accelerator Application Form

For additional details and any queries, clarification, and assistance needed regarding completion of the necessary forms, please feel free to contact the IUCN Oceania Regional Office through [email protected] or call the Sustainable Energy Programme through +679-331-9084.

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