UNDP invites public proposals for funding

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THE United Nations Development Programme is inviting organisations addressing important environmental problems in Papua New Guinea to apply for funding now.
UNDP resident representative Roy Trivedy is urging interested civil society organisations, media organisations, and academic institutions and foundations seeking financial support to combat environmental problems to apply for the small grants programme (SPG) funding. “The SGP is a grant facility funded under UNDP’s Global Environment Facility to fight environmental problems faced in the country and it would be awarded to successful applicants to take charge of it,” Trivedy said.
It will support communities in biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation, prevention of land degradation, reduction of the impact of chemicals and the protection of international waters.  “Organisations can apply for a full grant proposal of up to US$50,000 (K160,000) or a planning grant of up to US$5000 (K16,000). Call for proposals is open for two months from Sept 1 to Oct 31,” he said.
Trivedy urged community groups to apply and said they knew that with the amount of funding through the SGP, communities at the grassroots level could make a significant difference in their lives and the environment.  “Global environmental problems can be addressed effectively if people are involved in decision-making at all levels within projects and have control over resources,” he said.
All grant enquiries and request for grant application templates can be directed to: Small Grants Programme, Programme Assistant, Christie Mahap. Email address is christie.mahap@undp.org. Telephone 675 321 2887.

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