Application Guidelines

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Call for Letters of Inquiry for Small Grants -

This call is open to biodiversity conservation projects for Strategic Direction 1 in the following countries in the Mediterranean Basin:

Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.


Opening Date:                   Thursday 31st July 2015

Deadline Date:                  Wednesday 10th September 2015


Please follow the guidance below:

  • This call for proposals is for small grants up to US $20,000
  • Only Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, are eligible for this call.
  • Only Strategic Direction 1 is eligible for this call (Table 1, page 3).
  • Only the countries and sites listed in Table 2 are eligible for this call (Page 3)
  • Only the thematic areas explained in the ‘Focus of this call’ section, are eligible for this call (Page 5).
  • The project idea should be built on biodiversity conservation as a fundamental component.
  • Applicants must complete the Letter of Inquiry Part A and B
  • Applicants can submit more than one Letter of Inquiry.
  • Applications can be made in English and French.
  • Hard copy proposals will not be accepted.
  • The deadline for receiving applications is Wednesday 10th September 2015


All applicants must use this Letter of Inquiry template and complete Part A and Part B: http://www.birdlife.org/node/4129/#CEPF-Mediterranean-Resources


Completed LOIs should be sent as an e-mail attachment to: cepf-med-rit@birdlife.org


Additional information and guidance on how to apply is available on the CEPF website related page:  http://www.birdlife.org/cepf-med

Applicants will be contacted within 4 weeks of application after a review process. Questions or concerns during this process can be sent to cepf-med-rit@birdlife.org. Applications which meet all the eligibility criteria and whose LOIs most closely respond to the Investment Priorities covered by the call will be moved to Stage 2. Stage 2 applicants will be invited to respond to a Financial Questionnaire (the necessary forms and guidance will be provided to these applicants). If relevant they will also be asked to demonstrate their project’s compliance with CEPF’s safeguard policies. For successful applicants the RIT will aim to complete the whole process from the submission of the LOI to signing the grant agreement within 3 months.

Before applying, applicants are encouraged to discuss project ideas and eligibility with the Programme Officer for your region: North Africa: Programme Officer, Awatef Abiadh; awatef.abiadh@lpo.fr

For any other general queries about the CEPF Mediterranean Basin Hotspot programme, please contact the Regional Implementation Team Manager, Liz Smith, on: liz.smith@birdlife.org; or visit http://www.birdlife.org/cepf-med


All of CEPF’s active calls for proposals can be found here: Active CEPF grants

Last updated 30 Jul 15

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