As part of its Small Grant Project, the Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation awarded Nu 990,000 to four conservation partners, this week. The grant is part of a continued focus on supporting environmental conservation projects that addresses critical environmental issues with effective utilization of resources.
The projects include Nursery Development and Landscaping, and Education Programme for the students of The Royal Academy at Pangbisa, in Paro; Population status and diet of sympatric hornbills in Jomotsangkha Wildlife Sanctuary; School Environment Management Programme at Changangkha MSS; and Study and display of wild orchid during Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition for awareness and education.
The areas of grant project covers research, conservation of species, and youth and education.
About the Small Grants:
Small Grant is one of the funding windows of BTFEC where an individual, agency, community or an institution have direct and quick access to grants in-order to provide prompt and effective responses to environmental issues. Grant proposals can be submitted at any time of the year in the prescribed template.
The following are the purposes of the Small Grants:
- Allow the proponents to have quick and easy access to conservation grants that addresses urgent but minor environmental issues.
- Conduct small-scale research and pilot new and innovative environment friendly technologies.
- Create environmental awareness to realize larger environmental impacts.
Eligibility & Requirements:
Every Bhutanese agency, institution, community, or individual is eligible for the grant.
- Proposal that originate from government agencies and institutions should be approved by their respective Heads, and submitted with an official forwarding letter.
- Proposal from individual (public or private) should have No Objection Letter from their agency
- Proposal must be submitted in the prescribed template fulfilling all the requirements.
- Proposal should be within the budget ceiling of Nu 400,000.