Embassy of France in Wellington seeking Applications for Pacific Fund

Embassy of France in Wellington
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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
New Zealand

Detailed Description

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.

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.

Source: https://nz.ambafrance.org/Call-for-application-Pacific-Fund-2021

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