Small Technical Grants


Relevent Country: Guyana

The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the Small Technical Grants 2022 – Caribbean.


  • The objective of this call for proposals is to address priorities for action, identified through management and governance effectiveness assessments (for example, Protected Area Management Effectiveness (PAME) tools including IMET, METT, RAPPAM, Green List, EoH or equivalent; or Protected Area Governance Evaluation (PAGE) tools including SAPA, GAPA, SAGE), to improve the management and governance of protected and conserved areas, and the sustainable use of natural resources and livelihoods of surrounding local communities.
  • BIOPAMA aims to improve the long-term conservation, sustainable use of natural resources and ecosystem services in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, in protected and conserved areas and surrounding communities. Protected and conserved areas and the landscapes within which the y are located have indeed a central role to play in preserving the biodiversity and ecosystem services that the majority of rural communities depend on for sustainable livelihoods.

Funding Information

  • Grant size can vary from a minimum of 50,000 EUR to a maximum of 100,000 EUR. No co-funding is necessary from the applicant.
  • In total, 876,000 EUR is available to support this call for proposals. Of this amount, approximately 525,000 EUR is reserved for the following countries in the Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Lucia.
  • The remaining 350,000 EUR are reserved for the following Caribbean countries: The Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. Out of these countries, applications from the following countries are strongly encouraged: Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Suriname.
  • The duration of the project should be maximum 12 months.

Eligible Activities

To be eligible, activities must:

  • address clearly priorities identified through the use of a quantitative diagnostic tool (ie a protected area management or governance assessment – ​​PAME/PAGE) in terms of protected and conserved areas management and governance, sustainable use of natural resources and livelihoods of surrounding local communities;
  • Be consistent with the BIOPAMA action component objectives;
  • Enable sharing of project data and information with the relevant BIOPAMA regional observatory, as relevant. This will be included in the grant contract.

Eligible countries

  • This call for proposal is opened for the following countries located in the Caribbean only: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a registered legal entity and
  • Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the grant, not acting as an intermediary and
  • Be non-profit-making and
  • Be:
  • targeting protected and/or conserved area/s.
  • A national civil society organisation, national NGO, non-profit organisation, national authority, agency established in the targeted eligible country (ies)
  • Not be a beneficiary of another active grant funded by a donor, including the European Union, for the same activities, or
  • An EU member state organisation, EU OCT organisation, OECD member state organisation, or regional or international organisation, provided the following conditions are fulfilled:
  • Proven successful experience in the targeted eligible country/ies of cooperation on protected and conserved area issues and natural resources management;
  • Proven experience of actions on the field in the targeted eligible country/ies;
  • Proven successful experience of collaboration with national and local government and/or local civil society and local communities in the targeted eligible countries;
  • Formal support from the relevant national authorities;
  • Proven agreement and co-design of the proposal with the national and/or local government, PCA managers, local civil society, and local communities.
  • This type of stakeholder may not apply as lead applicant alone. They may only apply as lead applicant with a national organization as coapplicant; or as co-applicant

In addition:

  • Applicants cannot have a conflict of interest in applying for this call. A conflict of interest may arise in particular as a result of economic interests, political or national affinities, family or emotional ties, or any other relevant connection or shared interest.
  • Applicants cannot be current employees of IUCN, JRC and of an organization hosting a BIOPAMA regional observatory, or close relative (ie immediate family) of IUCN/JRC/RO employees.
  • Applicants can submit a maximum of two applications as the lead and/or co-applicant.
  • Applicants may not participate in this call for proposals if they are in any of the exclusion situations listed in the applicant declaration.