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Grant Making Goals

In consideration of the Vision and Mission of the SVGCF, the SVGCF will work toward achieving the following Goals in the next five to seven years:

Goal 1

Protect and Enhance Ecosystems

Protect and enhance critical ecosystems in St. Vincent and the Grenadines against threats inclusive of pollution, unsustainable development, climate change.

Goal 2

Strengthen the governance and management effectiveness of protected areas

Strengthen the effectiveness of St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ PAs to protect critical environments.

Goal 3

Create responsible communities

Educate, raise awareness and empower citizens of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to support conservation efforts.

Goal 4

Create Sustainable Livelihoods

Provide funding and training to persons supporting conservation efforts.

Key Stategies

To achieve its goals above, the SVGCF will apply five strategies:

Increase Capacity for Protected Area Governance and Management

Strengthen PA management and governance capacity by supporting development, adequate resourcing, and implementation of PA management.

Achieve Educational Outreach

Support initiatives to educate children and youth.

Restore Habitats

Encourage restoration of critical ecosystems in support of endangered and rare species (e.g. Union Island gecko).

Obtain Community Engagement

Educate, train and support communities to enable conservation and livelihoods.

Institute Interagency Coordination

Promote interagency coordination in support of conservation and protection of Pas.