How to Apply for CEPF Funds

Call for Proposals

There is currently no open Call for Proposals. Please check back. If you have project ideas you wish to share, you may contact the Regional Implementation Team in Suva.


Applications are only accepted when there is an open Call for Proposals. 

LOIs for small grants (up to $20,000) must be submitted electronically to IUCN Oceania by the deadline. For small grant proposals, the LOI constitutes the full proposal. The LOI template for Small Grants is available here.

LOIs for large grants (over $20,000) must be submitted through the Conservation Grants electronic portal by the deadline. If a Letter of Inquiry requesting more than $20,000 is recommended for award, the applicant will be notified and invited to submit a full project proposal. Applicants who do not have a ConservationGrants account will be required to register a new account

CEPF and IUCN Oceania will not accept hard copy LoIs.

You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application.

All applicants are encouraged to discuss proposal ideas with the EMI RIT using the contact details below. Please ensure that you seek guidance from the EMI RIT well in advance of the published deadline, and by Wednesday 18th October at the latest.

Guidance Documents for Applicants

EMI Ecosystem Profile

Application guidelines

Frequently asked questions

Eligibility criteria for applicants

CEPF projects database

CEPF safeguard policies

Proposed activities must observe all World Bank Safeguard Policies 


Contact us

Further information and assistance can be obtained from:
CEPF EMI Regional Implementation Team
IUCN Oceania
5 Ma'afu Street, Suva, Fiji
Email: cepfeastmelanesia@iucn.org
IUCN Website: www.iucn.org/oceania
CEPF Website: www.cepf.net

Tel: +679 331 9084
Fax: +679 310 0128

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