Grenada Sustainable Development Trust Fund Inc.

We Support

The GSDTF supports single grants lasting no more than two years ranging from USD $5,000 to USD $50,000 and may adjust this range as required.

Depending on the project outcomes, grantees may be able to apply for and receive additional funding following the implementation of the first grant.

The GSDTF will consider funding initiatives in the following areas:

Natural resources and biodiversity management activities as:

a)The recurrent management of natural resources, protected areas, and biodiversity conservation programs (excluding operations and administrative cost and staff salaries); b) The implementation of restoration activities; c) The development of management plans and strategies; d) The management of habitat and species and protection program (e.g. habitat management, control of invasive species); and e) Establishment of ecological /threats-based monitoring systems and community- based systems for monitoring.

Climate Change adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk reduction activities

a) Projects that enhance the resilience of communities and their capacity to adapt to climate change impacts; b) Initiatives to strengthen key sectors such as fisheries, coastal zone management, to adapt to climate change, and; c) Small scale renewable energy projects aimed at mitigating climate change.

Livelihood – activities that engaged communities in developing and implementing sustainable and alternative livelihoods, such as

a) Ecotourism entrepreneurs; and b) Biodiversity conserving products and practices.

Public education and outreach

a) Ecotourism entrepreneurs; and b) Biodiversity conserving products and practices. activities that build community awareness and support changed behaviours as it relates to biodiversity and conservation issues such as PA management, climate change and natural resources and biodiversity regulations.

Capacity building and technical support

Efforts to strengthening instructional capacity building on relevant topics (e.g. climate change adaptation and mitigation, alternative livelihoods, enforcement, data collection, analyzing and monitoring) including a training program for government and non-government staff.

Research activities focused on relevant conservation-oriented issues including

a) The collection of baseline data on resource use, biodiversity in sites, pollution and water quality, monitoring of restoration sites to develop recommendations for management; b) Status assessment of local/regional population and health levels of globally threatened species in order to develop appropriate local management recommendations; c) The review of options for protecting significant biological or habitat areas; and d) The assessment of options for developing protected corridors between sites.

Policy

Efforts to strengthening the legal and policy framework for conservation of ecosystems and protected areas (e.g. gaps in the legal/policy framework for protected areas, visitor regulations and guidelines for ecologically sensitive ecosystem/habitat, and anti-illegal fishing and poaching patrols guidelines).

Basic equipment/tools

the procurement of small infrastructure, materials and supplies related to specific natural resources and biodiversity management projects.

Beauty at sea

The GSDTF encourages proposals that demonstrate the following characteristics:

a) Existence of co-financing or the ability to leverage additional funds;

b) Demonstration of coordination with other organizations to reduce duplication
of efforts and potential results;

c) Clear plans for project sustainability and continuation and/or replication after
initial grant funding;

d) Support to local communities in community-based management activities for
biodiversity conservation;

e) Ample technical competence in biodiversity/marine conservation as well as
competence in project monitoring and evaluation to ensure proper tracking
and reporting of grants activities and programs;

f) Promote the development of strategic partnerships and joint efforts among
government agencies, community groups and private sector entities.

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