For the Commonwealth Blue Charter Project Incubator 2022–2023, applications are now being accepted. The Commonwealth Blue Charter Project Incubator helps countries create initiatives in accordance with the Commonwealth Blue Charter that hasten the transition to equitable, sustainable, and inclusive maritime development and marine conservation while mitigating and adapting to climate change.
The incubator helps the nations of the Commonwealth and their allies create answers to common maritime problems. Even though the grants are small, they have a broad scope and can include things like proof-of-concept pilot initiatives, larger project proposals, “quick assessments,” and project-related capacity building.
In summary, the Project Incubator:
- Encourages the development of projects under each of the Commonwealth Blue Charter Action Group themes;
- Focuses on the entire project cycle, including rapid assessments, proof-of-concept and small-sized projects;
- Assists in the development of funding proposals for medium-sized and larger projects;
- Provides mentoring and technical support;
- Facilitates project partnerships with non-governmental entities;
- Encourages planning for sustainability and scaling up, including regional initiatives;
- Supports ideas that dare to be different –innovative and cooperative solutions;
- Supports meeting global ocean commitments including ’30 by 30’ and the UN SDGs;
- Encourages the engagement of women, youth, LGBTI, Indigenous Peoples and local communities;
- Follows best practices, including transparency, accountability, and inclusivity.
Commonwealth Blue Charter Project Incubator Grants
- Grants range from £5,000 to £50,000 as well as providing training and technical assistance, as required.
Commonwealth Blue Charter Project Incubator Eligibility
- All applications must have a Commonwealth Government as the lead project entity. The lead entity is responsible for the delivery of the project. In a situation where the Government may not be equipped to receive international funding, it may assign a fiscal agent or one of the project partners to manage the grant’s finances. However, the lead Government remains responsible for overseeing the proper disbursement of these funds.
- Additionally, partnering with non-governmental entities is strongly recommended.
- The country must be a member of the Blue Charter Action Group under which the proposed project best fits.
Commonwealth Blue Charter Project Incubator Application
Deadline: January 10, 2023
For more information, visit Commonwealth Blue Charter Project.
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