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The Grant Making Process

The grant-making process is separated into the following six steps:

Grant-Making Strategy

The SVGCF’s grant-making strategy lays the groundwork for its grant-making activities and determines what the SVGCF will fund each year. The grant-making strategy will be revised annually based on findings and lessons learned throughout the process and identified through Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) to adapt to the changing landscape of threats, needs, and priorities for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Developing the strategy will consist of many components, including:

  • Assess annual funds available
  • Determine annual funding allocations
  • Determine annual funding allocations
  • Develop and refine grant-scoring criteria

Proposal Solicitation and Outreach


Following the development of the grant-making strategy, the SVGCF will conduct outreach to potential grantees and solicit proposals.


Reviewing and Awarding Grants

After conducting outreach to potential grantees and soliciting proposals, the secretariat and the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will work together to review proposals and recommend grants to the board, taking a two-step approach to reviewing grant applications.


The SVGCF and Grantee Implementation

After awarding grants, the secretariat of the SVGCF will work closely with selected grantees to execute the grant agreement. The implementation includes several components, such as:

1. Execution of the grant agreement
2. Fund disbursement
3. Administrative and field supervision of grantees
4. Annual work plans
5. Amendments
6. Conflicts of interest
7. Misuse of funds

Grantee Close

At the conclusion of the grant, grantees will provide the SVGCF with a final grant report Per the intellectual property considerations specified in the grant agreement, the grantee will share the final public products of the grant with the SVGCF, to be shared at the SVGCF’s discretion for the public good.

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

A robust MEL process is an essential step of the SVGCF grant-making process because it will allow the SVGCF to evaluate the impact of its grants, report results and impacts to target audiences, and provide tools for decision-making for adaptive management of projects and for amending the grant-making strategy.