On 2 June 2020 the BIOPAMA Action Component launched the call for proposals for Rapid Response Grants. The Rapid Response Grants are designed to address the risks and difficulties induced by the COVID-19 crisis in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.
The funded projects are expected to increase the resilience of protected areas and local communities' livelihoods facing the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
The main objectives of the BIOPAMA Rapid Response Grants are:
- Enhanced management and governance of protected or conserved areas;
- Increased resilience to major shocks and recovery of the protected and conserved areas including sustainable/innovative funding planning;
- Maintained livelihoods and/or enhanced resilience of local communities to major shocks caused by COVID pandemic, whilst effectively contributing to protected areas management.
DEADLINE: This is an open-ended call until 31 December 2020, 23:59 Brussels time. Applicants can apply at any time before the deadline. It is aimed that the final decision on awarding the grant will be taken within 6 weeks of the receipt of proposals.
SIZE OF THE GRANTS: Any grant requested under this call for proposals must be no more than the maximum amount of ≤ EUR 50 000 with no co-financing required.
DURATION OF THE GRANT: Rapid Response Grant proposals submitted in response to this call can have a maximum duration of 12 months.
LOCATION OF THE ACTIVITIES: Actions must take place in one or several of the eligible ACP countries* and within priority areas**.
The BIOPAMA Action Component provides funding opportunities to address protected and conserved areas, sustainable use of biodiversity, natural resources priorities for actions on the ground in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) countries. This grant-making facility is managed by IUCN on behalf of the European Union (EU) and the Organisation of the African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS).