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Regional Micro-Project Fund


The Regional Micro-Project Fund (RMPF) provides micro-grants to non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community based organisations (CBOs) and faith based organisations (FBOs) to finance projects to benefit the poor and vulnerable in their communities.  These grants can also be used to fund joint projects between civil society organisations and government organisations.

 

Organisations applying for grants under this programme may also benefit from micro-business training, capacity-building and institutional strengthening and support, as well as information sharing on poverty related issues.




Who is eligible?

To be eligible to access a grant from the Regional Micro Project Fund, NGOs, CBOs and FBOs must meet the following requirements:

  • Organisations must be registered with the Network of Civil Society Organisations.  The link below provides information on how to register with this network.
  • Requested grants must not exceed TT$25,000.00.
  • Projects must benefit the poor and vulnerable in society.

 

Network of Civil Society Organisations

 

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What documents do I need?

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Proof of registration as a non-profit organisation (Certificate of Incorporation, constitution, group bank account or group structure).
  • Group bank account information.
  • Proof of registration with the Network of Civil Society Organisation (Notice of Approval).

 

Network of Civil Society Organisations

 

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How do I apply?

To apply for a grant, organisations are required to complete a Project Concept Form.  This form can be obtained either online or from the nearest Project Implementation Unit.  Links to the online form and office locations are located below.

 

The project concept is reviewed and, if it is considered feasible, the applicant is given a Regional Micro-Project Fund application form to complete and submit to the Project Implementation Unit.  The application will be evaluated and a recommendation will be made regarding the disbursement of funds.  Please note that the application form needs to be submitted in a timely manner once the project concept is accepted, since projects are funded for one year only.

 

The Regional Micro-Project Fund application form A should be completed for projects valued at TT$10,000.00 or more.  Form B should be used for projects under TT$10,000.00.

 

Project Concept Form

 

EU Poverty Reduction Programme Project Implementation Units

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How long does approval take?

Recommended applications are forwarded to the EU Poverty Reduction Programme Unit for clearance and submission to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services for approval.  The approval process can take from six to eight weeks.

 

Once the application has been approved, applicants are notified and the payment is disbursed by cheque at the office of the Project Implementation Unit.

 

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What fees do I pay?

There are no fees for applying for a grant, however a nominal membership fee is charged for registration with the Network of Civil Society Organisations.

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Where can I find more information?

For more information about the Regional Micro Project Fund, please contact the Project Implementation Unit responsible for the region where the organisation is located.

 

Micro Project Fund Project Implementation Units

 

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Forms and Other Downloads

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