Who is eligible for funding?

Civil society organisations from 11 countries eligible to receive CEPF support can apply. The countries are: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, The Bahamas, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, The Greater Antilles nations of Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic are of highest priority for CEPF investment as they have the highest priority Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs).

CANARI will be opening rolling calls for proposals and inviting letters of inquiry (LOIs) from non-governmental organisations, community groups, universities and other civil society organisations.

How can you apply for funding?

Civil society organisations can apply for small grants (US$ 20,000 or less) or for large grants (between US$ 20,000 – US$ 1 million) by submitting a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) in English, French or Spanish when there is an open call for proposals.

Open calls for proposals

There are currently no open calls for proposals. Please contact the RIT at [email protected] to find out when the next call will be issued.

CANARI has revised the letter of inquiry (LOI) template for small grants. Please see here for the new LOI forms in English (Word version), French (Word version) and Spanish (Word version).

Recent calls for proposals (closed)

Call for small and large LOIs

Opening date: 15 August 2013

Closing date: 30 September 2013

See here for more information on the call in EnglishFrench and Spanish.

Call for small and large LOIs

Opening date: 2nd July 2012

Closing date: 13 August 2012

See here for more information on the call in EnglishFrench and Spanish.

Call for small and large LOIs for projects in Massif de la Hotte, Haiti

Opening date: 15 May 2012

Closing date: 29 June 2012

CANARI has opened a CEPF call for proposals for both small and large grants focused on the Massif de la Hotte key biodiversity area (KBA) in Haiti. Here are details of the call for proposals in English and French.

A stakeholders’ meeting was held on 30 March 2012, in La Borde, in the Massif de La Hotte KBA, Haiti, to discuss CEPF’s strategy for the area, as well as actions that would lead to tangible conservation results with local stakeholders. Park Macaya, within the Massif de la Hotte KBA, emerged as the focus of the discussions.

See here for the report of the meeting.

Call for small and large LOIs

Opening date: 21 September 2011

Closing date: 17 October 2011

See here for call document in English, French, and Spanish.

Call for small and large LOIs for projects in the Dominican Republic

Opening date: 10 April 2011

Deadline date for small grants: 31 May 2011

Deadline date for large grants: 10 June 2011

This call was opened for projects in the Dominican Republic only. See here for call document in Spanish and English.

Call for small and large LOIs for projects in Haiti and Jamaica

Opening date: 1 February 2011

Deadline date for small grants: 31 March 2011

Deadline for large grants: 30 April 2011

This first call for LOIs was particularly targeted at the islands of Jamaica and Haiti, two countries identified as priority areas in the Ecosystem Profile for the Caribbean Islands Hotspot, as they have some of the highest-priority Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) for CEPF Investment in the Caribbean. See here for call document in English.

Information and resources for applicants and grantees

  • Ecosystem Profile for the Caribbean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot

CEPF’s niche for investment in the Caribbean Islands Hotspot is outlined in the Ecosystem Profile (see full document in EnglishFrench and Spanish) which presents an overview of the hotspot in terms of its biological importance, climate change impacts, major threats to and root causes of biodiversity loss, socioeconomic context and current conservation investments. It identifies the strategic directions and investment priorities as well as 45 Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) and six conservation corridors covering 28 KBAs as priorities for funding support (see maps of the Caribbean islands biodiversity hotspot). The Ecosystem Profile was formulated through a participatory process that engaged over 200 stakeholders representing more than 160 civil society, donor and governmental organisations and institutions throughout the Caribbean region.