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The Saint Lucia National Conservation Fund

Based on the natural resource and biodiversity context, threats, and management needs outlined above, the SLUNCF will direct its efforts strategically to achieve a unifying vision and mission. The SLUNCF will be integral to supporting the management of Saint Lucia’s biodiversity and natural resources against the need for social capital and partnership and opportunities for sustainable livelihoods and use as management priorities.

As described in the SLUNCF’s Bylaws, the purpose and objectives of the SLUNCF are to support the long-term management and expansion of Saint Lucia’s areas of land and/or sea which are specifically dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity and natural resources and other activities that contribute substantially to the conservation, protection and maintenance of biodiversity, while also creating sustainable livelihoods.

Incorporated  in  2016,  the  Saint  Lucia  National  Conservation  Fund  (SLUNCF)  is  dedicated  to  the  conservation,  restoration,  and  effective  management  of  Saint  Lucia’s  biodiversity  and  natural  resources.  SLUNCF will direct its efforts strategically to achieve a unifying vision and mission:  Vision:  Saint  Lucia’s  biodiversity,  natural  resources,  and  human  and  ecological  communities  are  resilient and healthy.  

Mission:Secure   and   provide   sustainable   financing   to   support   conservation,  restoration,  and  effective  management  of  Saint  Lucia’s  biodiversity and natural resources.

The purpose and objectives of the SLUNCF are to support:  
the management and expansion of Saint Lucia’s areas of land and/or sea; 
other    activities    that    contribute    substantially    to    the    conservation,  protection  and  maintenance  of  biodiversity  as  identified  after  consultation  with stakeholders; and
the  creation  of sustainable  livelihoods  from  Saint  Lucia’s  biological  diversity  and  natural  resources

Eligible 
a)Public sector agencies responsible for natural resource and biodiversity conservation. 
b)Localuniversities  or  colleges  conducting  activities  relevant  to  the  vision,  mission,  goals,  and strategies of the SLUNCF. 
c)Local  or  regional  (Caribbean)NGOs  established,  legally-registered  and  existing  in  Saint  Lucia for no less than 5 years and with an established track record and co-financing (in-kind or cash) of 1:1.
d)Private    corporations    or    other    companies   from    relevant    industries    involved    in    marine/terrestrial  ecosystem  and  biodiversity  clean-up,  protection,  conservation,  and/or  monitoring. Private corporations must be established in Saint Lucia for at least one (1) year 
e)Local  community  associations/community  bodies with direct impact on marine and/or terrestrial biodiversity and ecosystem resources (e.g., fisherfolk associations, youth groups, church groups).
f)Other  appropriate  local  entities  of  Saint  Lucia  working  toward  the  vision,  mission,  and  goals of the SLUNCF

Eligible applicants must be from Saint Lucia and can be fromgovernment agencies; local universities or colleges; registered local, regional (Caribbean) NGOs; private businesses; local community associations; and other appropriate local entities of Saint Lucia.

The SLUNCF has approximately $150,000 XCD, which it has received from Massy Stores Saint Lucia,to useforproject grants that focus on the management of plastic waste.  The grant size can vary from $2,000 XCD to $50,000 XCD.  Funded projects should be implemented within 1 year.

Original post by http://www.sluncf.org/The-Grant/Call-for-Proposals

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