Updated Jun 06, 2019CLOSED

Call for Proposals -- Lemurs Threatened Species Grant

Offered by International Union for Conservation of Nature and European Commission

This call for proposals encourages projects which directly target threatened lemurs of Madagascar and their habitats. Projects must focus on improving the status of threatened lemurs and should target Vulnerable species where immediate investments are necessary to avoid rapid declines.
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CLOSEDJul 21, 2019Deadline
$25,295 - $202,367Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented in:
Focus AreasWildlife (Environment)
Grants are open to civil society organisations only. Working with government partners is encouraged, although governments and government-affiliated entities cannot receive funding from the grants.
Proposals must directly target threatened lemurs of Madagascar and their habitats and meet the following eligibility criteria:
Projects must focus on improving the status of threatened lemurs. “Threatened species” include those listed as Vulnerable (VU), Endangered (EN) or Critically Endangered (CR) in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Priority will be given to projects focusing on Critically Endangered and Endangered species. Projects targeting Vulnerable species will be accepted in cases where immediate investments are necessary to avoid rapid declines.
Projects must be based in Madagascar.
Project proposals must adhere to the priority sites for lemur conservation as detailed in the following document published by the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group: Lemurs of Madagascar, which will serve as the main guiding document for the SOS Lemurs initiative, in particular the recommended actions seen in the attachment. If a project is proposed outside of these sites, this must be stated clearly and detailed reasons given.
Projects must implement concrete conservation activities in the field.
Projects presented by Indigenous organizations will be favourably considered.
Proposed activities observe all relevant environmental and social Principles and Standards. Please refer to the Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) section below for further information.
Grantees cannot be current employees or close relatives (i.e. immediate family) of IUCN employees.

Other Requirements

Planned Usage of Funds
A small proportion of a grant budget can however be devoted to monitoring in order to inform the conservation results of the project and provide evidence of the improvement of the conservation status of the target species.

The following costs are ineligible: debts and debt service charges (interest), provisions for losses or potential future liabilities, and purchases of buildings. Contributions in kind (the provision of goods or services to a beneficiary free of charge by a third party) are not eligible costs, as they do not involve any expenditure for beneficiaries or affiliated entities. Indirect costs are eligible, but must not exceed 10% of the estimated total eligible direct costs.

Grants will not be used for activities adversely affecting Indigenous Peoples or where these communities have not provided their broad support to the project activities.

Grants will not be used for the purchase of land, involuntary resettlement of people, or activities that negatively affect physical cultural resources (includes sites having archaeological, paleontological, historical, religious, or unique natural values), including those important to local communities or for the purchase, storage, handling or use of pesticides and/or poisons. Grants cannot be used for the purchase of firearms.
Financial Statements
A minimum of 20% matching funds is required for grants from CHF 25,000 to CHF 49,999; 50% matching funds is required for grants of CHF 50,000 to CHF 99,999; for grants above CHF 100,000, 100% matching funds is required. You will be asked to specify the sources of funding and distinguish between matching funds already secured and unconfirmed. Please note that all SOS grants in excess of CHF 100,000 will be required to budget for an independent project audit to take place at the end of the project according to national or international accounting standards. Moreover, the process of selection of projects is likely to be highly competitive and, given the current limited budget, large grants over CHF 200,000 will be limited in number.
Projects proposing pure research activities, captive breeding or conservation planning are not eligible.

Please be aware that for all for contracts with a value in excess of CHF 25,000 three price quotations from different suppliers will need to obtained and kept with financial records. Please refer to IUCN's Procurement Policy and Procedure for Grant Recipients for more details.

Application Directions

Application can be submitted only through the SOS ONLINE PORTAL. Applicants need to create an account to upload an application. The SOS Online Portal is accessible from the SOS website.


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