Thank you for your interest in the Cyclades Preservation Fund (CPF). We look forward to receiving your application!
Before you apply, please make sure you browse through the initiatives that we have supported to date and read the information provided in the HOW TO APPLY section on our website.
You are asked to complete the questions of this application form in order for us to gain a good understanding of the project you are planning, what you are aiming to achieve, when and where.
Required points to note and include in your application when answering the questions below are the following:
• [A] Please mention your project’s Area of interest: a. Marine Conservation, b. Sustainability, c.
Biodiversity, d. Local Produce, Landscape & Identity, e. Other
• [B] Please mention the Type of your project: a. Field work, b. Technical Support, c. Community engagement, d. Campaigns, e. Networking, f. Other
• [C] We would like to understand the problem you are aiming to address and how you see your project contributing to its solution. Among other issues that you find important to mention in your application, please make sure that you also describe [C1] the current situation, including stakeholders mapping, what is currently preventing (positive) change, and how key players identified will contribute and/or be engaged in the project. Make sure that you include [C2] a specific and clear action plan, explaining the deliverables and expected outcomes of your project, including [C3] measurable goals and indicators that you will monitor during execution and upon completion of your project (to be able to reflect on successes and challenges), and [C4] commentary on how the sustainability of your project will be ensured (if relevant). [C5] If you see replicability and/or scaling up potential in your project, please make sure you mention this and explain why or how you find this important in order to lead to positive change beyond your project’s scope. [C6] Please mention how the project’s progress and results will be communicated to the stakeholders and the public, including CPF visibility. [C7] Please be clear about where activities will take place: which island(s) and which specific locations (if applicable / known). If the island(s) proposed are flexible or indicative, make sure you include a comment on this fact as well.
Kindly note that project approval may take a while; it is, thus, important for us to understand when a project can be implemented successfully and whether there are specific limitations to a possible deferment of the starting date. Unless a project has a very strict timeline, such limitations would normally not affect our decision to provide funding or not, but could lead to asking for an updated timeline upon drafting a grant agreement. Please take this into consideration when responding to question 1.5 to make sure we understand your needs.
Kindly also note that, at times, we may approve a budget that is smaller than the budget you have applied for. In that case, we will inform you of our decision, and we will check with you if you agree with revising your action plan accordingly to receive the approved grant amount.
For all approved grants, regardless of the approved amount, we expect grantees to supply regular updates of their projects’ progress upon request, and to ensure CPF’s visibility as a supporter of the initiative that is (co-)funded in communication and outreach activities.