BIOPAMA Rapid Response Grants 2020

The Rapid Response Grants aim at increasing the resilience of protected areas and local communities’ livelihoods facing the risks and difficulties of the global COVID-19 pandemic. 

Key information:

DEADLINE: This is an open-ended call until 31 December 2020, 23:59 Brussels time. Applicants can apply at any time before the deadline. It is aimed that the final decision on awarding the grant will be taken within 6 weeks of the receipt of proposals.

SIZE OF THE GRANTS: Any grant requested under this call for proposals must be no more than the maximum amount of ≤ EUR 50 000 with no co-financing required.

DURATION OF THE GRANT: Rapid Response Grant proposals submitted in response to this call can have a maximum duration of 12 months.

LOCATION OF THE ACTIVITIES: Actions must take place in one or several of the eligible ACP countries* and within priority areas**.

*Exceptions: Cuba: not eligible for EDF funding. South Africa: While natural and legal persons established in South Africa are eligible to participate in procedures financed by the 10th/11th EDF, South Africa cannot be a beneficiary of contracts financed by the 10th/11th EDF. South Sudan: Transboundary activities involving South Sudan are eligible.

** Priority Areas, in wider conservation landscapes, include inter alia, key landscapes for conservation (where identified in ACP Countries ***), Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs), Marine Managed Areas or other protected and conserved areas, where their importance is justified by diagnostic tools or strategic documents in ACP Countries, including SIDS.

*** Key landscapes for conservation (KLCs) are identified in EU’s strategic approaches for biodiversity conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa, “Larger than elephants (link) and in Asia including Timor-Leste, “Larger than tigers (link).

HOW TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted through the BIOPAMA Action Component grants management portal ( Create your account and or login. 



December 31, 2020

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