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Embassy of France in Wellington seeking Applications for Pacific Fund 2021

Embassy of France in Wellington seeking Applications for Pacific Fund 2021


Deadline: 10-Nov-20

New Zealand partners are invited to submit their applications for projects contributing to the regional insertion of French collectivities: New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Wallis, and Futuna.

Seed Grants
The Fund for economic, social, cultural, and scientific cooperation in the Pacific, referred to as the “Pacific Fund”, is a tool for regional cooperation for France in the Pacific. It was created in 1985 and is funded by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.

Budget and Eligible Expenses

The projects must be jointly financed for at least 50% of the total sum of eligible expenses.
This contribution must not include management fees and costs associated with salaries.
In-kind valorization, such as loans of premises or equipment, made by beneficiary organizations must not exceed 20% of the total amount of the project.
Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, projects must fall under at least one of the following categories:

Fight against climate change and risk management for natural disasters;
Economic and industrial projects (feasibility study, training actions, etc.);
Health security and food security (fight against endemic diseases, fishery management, etc.);
Projects must be submitted by the New Zealand partner and must involve at least one partner from New Caledonia, French Polynesia, or Wallis and Futuna;
Preference will be given to projects highlighting planned efforts for communication.
Application Process

Applications must include the application form and the budget form.
Additional files include:
A detailed description of the project;
Commitment letter from financial partners;
Bank account details.
Applications must be submitted in French to the Cooperation and Cultural Action Office of the French Embassy of New Zealand by the New Zealand partner with the subject line.
For more information, visit https://nz.ambafrance.org/Call-for-application-Pacific-Fund-2021

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