CPDC inviting Proposals for Capacity Building Grants (Vulnerable Populations)

Caribbean Policy Development Centre
Last date: 
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
United States

Detailed Description

The Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) with support from the Inter American Foundation (IAF) is implementing a project in Dominica, Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines to strengthen the enabling environment for Caribbean NGOs to provide essential developmental services to vulnerable communities by improving access to resources and increasing institutional capacity building opportunities post-COVID 19.

The needs of vulnerable groups were identified as a priority area for regional NGOs. A vulnerable group is a population that has some specific characteristics that make it at higher risk of falling into poverty than others living in the same area.

The project seeks to provide enhanced service provision to vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19 and to increase the application of grassroots development to challenges encountered.


  • Major Objective: To strengthen the enabling environment post COVID-19 for Caribbean NGOs who are working with the most vulnerable sectors by improving access to financial resources and technical training as well as enhancing the voice of marginalised persons.
  • Specific Objective: To provide social and/or economic support services to vulnerable groups impacted by COVID-19
  • A minimum of three subgrants will be provided to organisations in three Eastern Caribbean Countries of Dominica, Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines who provide services to vulnerable populations. The funds will support activities/supplies focused on the development of sustainable livelihood practices, including:
  • skills building (training in agriculture, entrepreneurship, etc.);
  • agricultural inputs (seeds, fertilizers, etc.);
  • educational support (online classes, webinars, community classes);
  • psychosocial support (counselling services);
  • Limited household nutritional support (10% of grant maximum).

Funding Information

  • The overall indicative amount made available under this Call for Proposals is US$30,000.00.
  • Any grant requested under this program must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:
  • Minimum amount: US$ 8,000.00
  • Maximum amount: US$ 10,000.00


  • Enhanced service provision to vulnerable beneficiaries by NGOs to respond to challenges caused and/or exacerbated by COVID-19
  • Increase in the application of ‘grassroots’ development approaches to the challenges faced by vulnerable groups impacted by COVID-19
  • The following elements are considered as significant added value and should be taken into account as far as possible in designing the action:
  • Ensuring beneficiaries involvement in developing priority issues and programmes;
  • Promotion of innovation and implementation of best practices with the potential for further replication at a greater scale;
  • Integration of cross-cutting principles of good governance, human rights, gender equality and non-discrimination, advocacy for multilateral norms and standards in these fields and engaging in relevant global networks and campaigns;

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for a grant, the applicant must:

  • Be non-profit-making; and
  • Be a legally registered organisation; and
  • Be established in Dominica, Grenada or St Vincent and the Grenadines;
  • Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project; and
  • Proven track record of at least 2 years working with the respective vulnerable group.


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