Call for application Pacific Fund - projects starting in 2020 [fr]
The 2020 Pacific Fund call for application is now open until the 20th of November 2019. To be selected, projects will need to contribute to the regional insertion of French collectivities: New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna.
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.
A call for applications, launched by the Permanent Secretary for the Pacific, is open until the 20th of November 2019. 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.
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 managements, 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.
The Pacific Fund allocates € 30,000 on average per project.
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 valorisation, such as loans of premises or equipment, made by beneficiary organisations must not exceed 20% of the total amount of the project.
Opening date for applications: 25 September 2019
Closing date for applications: 20 November 2019 (midnight NZ time)
Applications must include the application form and the budget form.
Additional files include:
1. Detailed description of the project
2. Commitment letter from financial partners
3. 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line « Candidature Fonds Pacifique ».
For more information, please contact the Cooperation and Cultural Action Office of the French Embassy of New Zealand.