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Reference: GR02
Launch Date: 15th September 2016
Closing Date for Questions: Thursday 6th October 2016

The Summary of Questions and Answers related to 2016 Call for Proposals is now published (Date: 11th October 2016)

 

Q1. We are local NGO working for supporting disabled right …. we are locate in Kurdistan region Iraq does this call for proposal include our region?

The eligibility criteria for applicants is set out in section 2.2.1 of the Guidelines for Grant Applicants (http://grants.forumsec.org/images/GR02_Grants/GR02_GuidelinesForApplicants_pifs_Sept2016_FINAL.pdf)

A stated eligibility criteria for applicants is that the applicant be established and operating in at least one Member State of the 15 PACPs, that is - the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

 

Q2. Since New Caledonia was recently granted full membership in the PIF, could you tell me whether NSAs operating in New Caledonia would be eligible for the GR02 call for proposals?

The eligibility criteria for applicants is set out in section 2.2.1 of the Guidelines for Grant Applicants (http://grants.forumsec.org/images/GR02_Grants/GR02_GuidelinesForApplicants_pifs_Sept2016_FINAL.pdf)

A stated eligibility criteria for applicants is that the applicant be established and operating in at least one Member State of the 15 PACPs, that is - the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

 

Q3. I am working here in Malaysia at the United Nations University- International Institute for Global Health.  I was keen to apply for the above-mentioned funding call but wanted to first find out whether UN based organisations are eligible to apply in partnership with NGOs in the Pacific and an University in Sydney, Australia?  The United Nations University would be the lead proponent on the application as our mandate is global.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria for “applicants” set out in section 2.2.1 of the Guidelines for Grant Applicants:

  • be a legal entity
  • be established and operating in at least one Member State of the 15 PACPs
  • be non-Government and not for profit entity
  • be operating at a regional level or as a representative / umbrella organisation at national level
  • be willing to participate in a capacity assessment (refer to section 2.5.) as part of the overall evaluation process
  • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the activity
  • have a operational organisation bank account in the PACP country in which the organisation is operating in.

The details on eligibility criteria for applicants (section 2.2.1), activities (section 2.2.2) and costs (section 2.2.3) can be found in the ‘Guidelines for Grant Applicants’ that has be uploaded onto the PIFS Grants microsite.

The Guidelines for Grant Applicants and associated annexes can be accessed through the following URL: http://grants.forumsec.org/index.php/10-grants-facility/23-gr02-cfp2016

 

Q4. The application also requires a copy of a ‘Management Letter’ (pp. 11 & 19) to be submitted with the application. What is the management letter? Who should it be addressed to? What should the letter say? Who should sign off on that letter?

The Management Letter is the final step in the audit process prior to the release of the audited report to the client on major findings. The Management letter also confirms the accuracy of an audit and is signed off by the client’s management board.

 

Q5. We wanted to confirm that the application deadline is now December 14th from the original 20th October deadline. We did not understand the parenthetical remark "Applications for this Call for Proposals is now Closed" in the extension announcement here http://grants.forumsec.org/index.php/2-uncategorised/20-extension-to-grant-applications-deadline. That seems contradictory to us. Was there a pre-application deadline?

The Deadline for the current Call for Proposals is 20th October 2016.

The 14th December 2015 deadline was for the previous call for proposals. This article has now been removed from the Grants microsite.