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Eligible Recipients

A variety of different types of recipients in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines will be eligible to receive grants from the SVGCF. All eligible organizations or individuals must be legally-registered entities in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and have the necessary organizational infrastructure (e.g., bank account, leadership, necessary staff capacity) to support implementation of the project. All eligible organizations should show any available matching funds in their proposals; see below for specific match requirements for certain recipient types.
Potential recipient types include:

Public sector agencies

of the government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines responsible for natural resource, protected areas and biodiversity conservation. Public sector agencies must provide a 1:1 match of funds through in-kind or cash contributions for all proposals; in-kind contributions may be no more than 50% of the match.

Local universities or colleges

conducting activities relevant to the vision, mission, goals, and strategies of the SVGCF.

Local or regional (Caribbean) NGOs

established, legally-registered and existing in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines for no less than 5 years and with an established track record and complementary source of funds.

Private corporations or other companies

from relevant industries involved in marine/terrestrial ecosystem and biodiversity clean-up, protection, conservation, and/or monitoring. Private corporations must provide a 2:1 match of cash funds for all proposals, and they must not generate a profit through project activities.

Local community associations/community bodies

with direct impact on marine and/or terrestrial biodiversity and ecosystem resources (e.g., fisherfolk associations, youth groups, church groups).

Other appropriate local entities

of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines working toward the vision, mission, and goals of the SVGCF.