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					              Funding Guide
           for NGOs and CBOs




        JAMAICA SOCIAL INVESTMENT
                  FUND

         “Investing For Community Development”
                     1c-1f Pawsey Rd
                   Kingston 5, Jamaica
              Tel: 929-1620, Fax: 926-3414,
            Email: info@jsif.org, www.jsif.org

                     Updated March 2006

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                     Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF)
                      Funding Guide for NGOs and CBOs

The information provided in the Guide is intended to serve as a quick reference
for NGOs and CBOs seeking alternate sources of funding. It will assist groups in
identifying the most appropriate potential source of funding for their project as
well as it will assist funding agencies in directing groups to the more suitable
agencies.

The organisations profiled in the Guide have been categorised according to their
areas of interest and these are laid out in the table of contents. In many cases
organisations will appear in more than one category as their interests cover a
broad spectrum. Organisation profiles are filed alphabetically in the Guide,
therefore, once having identified your area of interest, locate the relevant
organisations in alphabetical order in the Guide. Additionally, located at the back
of the Guide is an index of the organisations with page numbers, for easy
reference.

The funding profile offers an overview of the mission or the goals of the
organisation as it relates to funding. It stipulates which groups are eligible for
funding and what criteria must be met in order to qualify for funding. Generally,
the type of funding provided is grants and in some cases this is supported by
offers of scholarships, training, equipment and so on. Restrictions or funding
ceilings if they exist are noted, as are availability of funds and application
procedures. Application procedures vary among the organisations, some more
straightforward than others. There is an indication where Brochures are available
and it advisable that groups/organisations utilise these, as they are very useful in
illustrating what past projects the organisations have been involved with. There is
also a 'Tips and Checklist' entry included to assist users of the Guide in making
their selections and for preparation of applications.




This Guide was first compiled in May 1999. Updated in July 2000, July 2001 and March
2006.
Compiled by Deborah Duperly-Pinks, Consultant




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Contents
Areas of Interest                        Organisation


    Agriculture & Technology             Caribbean Conference of Churches
                                         Caribbean Regional Human Resource
                                         Development Programme for Economic
                                         Competitiveness (CPEC)


    Arts & Culture                       Bob Marley Foundation
                                         Canada Fund
                                         Cecil .B. Facey Foundation
                                         Grace Kennedy Foundation
                                         NCB Group Foundation
                                         Seprod Ltd.
                                         UNESCO/Culture
                                         UNESCO/Education,Culture&
                                         Communication

    Child/Youth Development              Bob Marley Foundation
                                         Canada Fund
                                         Caribbean Conference of Churches
                                         Citibank N.A.
                                         Environment Foundation of Jamaica
                                         Seprod Ltd.
                                         UNICEF

    Communications/Mass Media            UNESCO/Media
                                         UNESCO/Education,Culture&
                                         Communication


    Community Development                Caribbean Conference of Churches
                                         CVSS/United Way
                                         Environment Foundation of Jamaica
                                         Grace Kennedy Foundation
                                         Grace & Staff Community Development
                                         Foundation
                                         Jamaican Self-Help Partners
                                         Multicare Foundation
                                         PACT
                                         Scotiabank Jamaica Foundation
                                         Urban Renewal Trust Fund
                                         USAID

    Development Projects/HRD             Embassy of Japan
                                         European Union
                                         IDB
                                         NCB Group Foundation
                                         PACT
                                         UNDP



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                              UNFPA

    Education                 Bernard van Leer Foundation
                              Bob Marley Foundation
                              Canada Fund
                              Cecil.B. Facey Foundation
                              Grace Kennedy Foundation
                              Grace & Staff Community Development
                              Foundation
                              HEART/NTA
                              ICWI Foundation
                              Jamaican Self-Help Partners
                              Life of Jamaica Ltd.
                              Multicare Foundation
                              NCB Group Foundation
                              Scotiabank Jamaica Foundation
                              UNESCO/Education,        Culture &
                              Communication
                              USAID


    Environment               C.B. Facey Foundation
                              Caribbean Conference of Churches
                              Environment Foundation of Jamaica
                              European Union
                              IDB
                              Life of Jamaica Ltd.
                              UNDP
                              USAID

    Gender                    Caribbean Conference of Churches
                              UNDP
                              UNFPA

    Health                    Bob Marley Foundation
                              Canada Fund
                              Cecil.B. Facey Foundation
                              Citibank N.A.
                              European Union
                              Grace Kennedy Foundation
                              PAHO/WHO
                              Life of Jamaica Ltd.
                              NCB Group Foundation
                              Scotiabank Jamaica Foundation
                              UNFPA
                              USAID

    Housing                   Food for the Poor
                              Jamaica National    Building     Society
                              Foundation

    Infrastructure            European Union
                              Food for the Poor
                              Jamaica Social Investment Fund
                              Sports Development Foundation
                              UNESCO/Media


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    Organisational Development/
    Strengthening                          Environment Foundation of Jamaica
                                           Jamaica Social Investment Fund
                                           UNDP

    Philanthropy & Volunteerism            ICWI Foundation


    Poverty Alleviation
                                           Canada Fund
                                           Embassy of the Federal Republic of
                                           Germany
                                           Enhancing Civil Society Project
                                           European Union
                                           Food for the Poor
                                           Grace & Staff Community Development
                                           Foundation
                                           IDB
                                           Jamaica Social Investment Fund
                                           UNDP

    Private Sector & Trade                 Department for International
                                           Development (DIFID) - Enterprise
                                           Development Fund
                                           European Union
                                           IDB
                                           UNDP

    Sports                                 Carreras Sports Foundation
                                           Cecil .B. Facey Foundation
                                           Grace Kennedy Foundation
                                           Life of Jamaica Ltd
                                           Multicare Foundation
                                           Sports Development Foundation

    Tourism                                Caribbean Conference of Churches
                                           CPEC
                                           Department for International
    Training                               CPEC
                                           HEART/NTA




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Tips & Checklist

TIPS
    Make a list of all the organisations that reflect your area of interest - prioritise
    them for best fit.
    Think creatively - can your project fit into other areas of interest apart from the
    obvious ones?
    If any of your list of organisations have brochures, make sure you collect and
    read them. They provide valuable information on successful past projects.
    Re-examine your project by asking the following questions: -
          How can it be made more innovative?
          Is the main objective stated clearly?
          How will the project be sustained after the initial funding?
          Have you clearly identified whom the project will benefit?
          Have you clearly indicated who will manage the project, and how?
    Read the Application procedures for each organisation very carefully. Some
    organisations have a two-step process whereby they want a letter or
    application first, followed up a full project proposal.
    Check out the organisation's website if they have one and if you have access
    to the Internet.
    Try and get your correspondence/proposals typed up if possible.


CHECKLIST
Does your area of interest match with the funding organisation?                 □
Have you collected & read the Brochures?                                        □
Is the type of funding offered what you really need?                            □
Is the amount of funding you need under their funding ceiling?                  □
Are you sure your group is eligible?                                            □
Do you need to be registered?                                                   □
Does your project fit their stated criteria?                                    □
Have you checked to see if there are any Restrictions?                          □
Do you need to have an application form from them?                              □
Do you need to submit a proposal right away?                                    □
Do you need to include a budget?                                                □
Are funds available all year round?                                             □
Do you have to apply by a certain time of year?                                 □
Have you sent a covering letter to the Contact person?                          □
Have you kept copies of your letters, applications & proposals?                 □


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                                        ORGANISATION

                                   Bernard Van Leer Foundation
                                        Mail: P.O. Box 82334
                                         2508 EH The Hague
                                           The Netherlands
                                        Tele: 31 70 3512040
                                        Fax: 31 70 3502373
                                    e-mail: regsistry@vanleerf.nl
                                 Web: http://www.bernardvanleer.org


                      Contact Person: Mr. Huub Schreurs, Regional Officer




Area of Interest: Early Childhood Education

Mission:
    The mission of the Bernard van Leer Foundation is to enhance opportunities for children 0 - 8
    years growing up in circumstances of social and economic disadvantage.

Type of Funding:
   Grants

Eligibility:
     NGOs
     CBOs

Criteria:
    Projects that deal with developing local context appropriate approaches to early childhood
    care
    Projects that deal with the sharing of know how in the area of early childhood development

Restrictions:
   Has to be approved by the Bernard van Leer Foundation (Netherlands)

Funding Ceiling:
   None

Availability of Funding:
   Specific time periods as determined by van Leer Foundation

Application Procedures:
   Submit proposals directly to Regional Officer
   Recommendation for submission of a proposal from the Regional Officer


March/2006




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                                          ORGANISATION
                                       Bob Marley Foundation
                                           56 Hope Road
                                             Kingston 6
                                        Tele: 978-2929/2991
                                           Fax: 978-4906
                             e-mail: marleyfoundation@cwjamaica.com
                           Website: bobmarley-foundation@cwjamaica.com

                           Contact Person: Ms. Stephanie Marley, Director
                             Mrs. Jacqueline Stewart, General Manager




Area of Interest: Health, Education, Youth Development, Arts & Culture
(Arts & Culture relate to musical development, black history and African heritage)

Mission:
    To preserve and continue the work of the Hon. Robert Marley in the enlightenment of the
    mind and the enhancement of individual and community development.

Type of Funding:
   Grants
   Scholarships
   Specific Events

Eligibility:
     CBOs
     Individuals (Youth & Elders)
     Schools

Criteria:
    Project funding is available for projects that involve:
          Sustainable livelihood in education and community development
          Participation of children in programmes that enhance the arts and the cultural
          environment
          Programmes that enhance the health of elders

Restrictions:
   No government bodies

Funding Ceiling:
   Not specified, but depends on the type of project

Availability of Funding:
   Ongoing

Application Procedures:
   All requests must be submitted in writing.
   Requests are then reviewed by the Foundation then followed up by -
   Verification of authenticity of need for project and impact of the project
   The Board of Directors will give final approval/disapproval

March/2006

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                                           ORGANISATION
                           Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (Canada Fund)
                                           (funded by CIDA)
                                     Canadian High Commission
                                      3 West King House Road
                                              Kingston 10
                                     Tele: 929-3597/8, 929-9238
                                             Fax: 929-3599
                             E-mail: effie.mcdonald@international.gc.ca

                     Contact Person: Ms.Effie McDonald, Canada Fund Co-ordinator




Area of Interest: Poverty Alleviation, Culture, HIV Aids, Basic Health and Nutrition, Basic
Education, and Child Protection

Mission:
    To contribute to sustainable development in Jamaica through enabling the most vulnerable
    groups and communities to become self-reliant.

Type of Funding:
   Grants

Eligibility:
     NGOs
     CBOs
     Local Institutions

Criteria:
Each financial year the Canadian High Commission decides on a new theme. Organisations must
be involved in these areas. The themes for the year 2005 -2006 are as follows:
    (1) activities to help the elderly, including veterans
    (2) activities aimed at improving the living condition of orphans, abandoned children and
    other disadvantaged youth
    (3) initiatives to assist, among others, the physically and mentally handicapped
    (4) activities that contribute to the preservation of Jamaica’s history and culture

Restrictions:
   No funding of individuals

Funding Ceiling:
   Cdn$10,000.00

Availability of Funding:
   Ongoing

Application Procedures:
   All applications must be submitted in the form of a project proposal based on the guidelines
   available from the CIDA - Project Support Unit at the above address
   Funding is made available approximately three weeks after project is approved


March/2006

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                                        ORGANISATION
                               Caribbean Conference of Churches
                                        14 South Avenue
                                          Kingston 10
                                      Tele: 926-7114/7007
                                         Fax: 926-6990
                               e-mail: ccchurch@cwjamaica.com

         Contact Person: Reverend Livingston Malcolm, Senior Programme Officer




Area of Interest: General Developmental Projects
   Areas of interest include: Community Development, Disaster Relief, Applied Appropriate
   Technology, Human Rights, Environmental Concerns, the External Debt, Alternative Tourism,
   Agriculture, Women, Youth and Family Life
   Projects include Community based enterprises, conference attendance, seminars and
   workshops.

Mission:
    To promote Ecumenism and Social Change in Obedience to Jesus Christ and in Solidarity
    with the Poor.

Type of Funding:
   Grants
   Loans

Eligibility:
     CBOs

Criteria:
    Proposals must be channelled through a Church
    Proposals must be shown to be sustainable, for consideration

Restrictions:
   No funding of individuals

Funding Ceiling:
   US$7,500. per year, for three years

Availability of Funding:
   Limited, as funding pool is for entire Caribbean region

Application Procedures:
   Submission of project proposal using CCC proposal form. (The CCC is willing to help with the
   development of the proposal)
   The organisational committee considers the proposal.
   Funding committee meets every 3 months

*Brochures

March/2006




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                                        ORGANISATION
                                   Carreras Sports Foundation
                                     c/o Radio Jamaica Ltd.
                                       32 Lyndhurst Road
                                           Kingston 5
                                         Tele: 926-1100
                                          Fax: 929-7467


                     Contact Person: Mr.Gary Allen, Director of Operations




Area of Interest: Sports

Mission: The main objectives of the Foundation are:
    To promote and encourage a knowledge and appreciation of Jamaican sports in all its
    aspects and forms for the benefit of the public of Jamaica.
    To foster good sportsmanship in Jamaica
    To give encouragement in sports to the youth of Jamaica
    To promote participation and development in all forms of sports of Jamaicans
    To give recognition to outstanding achievement in sports in Jamaica

Type of Funding:
   Grants

Eligibility:
     CBOs
     NGOs
     National Sporting Organisations

Criteria:
    Grants are given to National Sporting Organisations for participation in sporting events at the
    National, Regional or International levels.
    To fund programmes of training
    To meet administrative expenses

Restrictions:
   Proposals should either be channelled through the appropriate National Sporting
   Organisation or include a letter of support from such an organisation

Funding Ceiling:
   None

Availability of Funding:
   Ongoing, however, Proposals must be submitted before November 30th of each year in order
   to be considered for the next financial year

Application Procedures:
   Written proposals to be submitted to the above address outlining details of the
   project/programme showing support from the appropriate Sporting Association


March/2006



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                                        ORGANISATION
                                 The Cecil B. Facey Foundation
                            c/o Pan-Jamaican investment Trust Ltd.
                                     60 Knutsford Boulevard
                                           Kingston 5.
                          Mail: 184a Constant Spring Road, Kingston 8
                                         Tele: 929-4510
                                         Fax: 929-5766

                            Contact Person: Mrs. Yasmin E. Fenton




Area of Interest: Health, Education, the Arts, Environment, and Sports

Mission:
    The objective of the Cecil B. Facey Foundation is to promote deserving causes for the
    upliftment and benefit of the people of Jamaica with particular emphasis being given to
    education, health and culture

Type of Funding
Grants will be given either:
   In the form of a scholarship
   Cash donations for building, machinery, equipment, supplies and other start-up costs for a
   project
   Travel, rent, materials and personal expenses required for an individual to devote their time
   exclusively to a project
   Risk capital to carry out an experimental programme
   An allowance to support operational expenses and provide a needed public service

Education:
   Scholarships, primarily for undergraduate studies at local tertiary institutions
   Projects at the basic, primary and secondary level, including construction, engineering and
   architecture.

Health:
    Grants - to established health institutions
    Grants - in response to community appeals
    Geriatrics and pharmaceutical research
         +
Culture:
Sport:
    Including teaching and training

Eligibility:
     Basic Schools
     NGOs
     CBOs
     Individuals




+
 The Foundation also places emphasis on the Fine Arts although the type of grant is not spelled
out.

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Criteria:
    Preference will be given to specific projects that encourage the self-help and self-
    improvement of the individual, group or corporate body
    Preference will also be given to new and imaginative projects that fall within the specified
    areas of interest

Restrictions:
   Grants will be for one year's duration

Funding Ceiling:
   Maximum of J$50,000. (Minimum J$5,000.)

Availability of Funding:
   Ongoing

Application Procedures:
    Submit as much supporting information as you think necessary, including a budget
A letter must be included, not exceeding one page in length summarising the following:
    Nature of project and reason for request
    Length of project
    Total funds required from the Foundation and state the percentage this sum represents of
    the total project cost
    If ongoing project, show how it will be supported on conclusion of funding (i.e. after one year)
    Name of individual/organisation who will account for funds spent at end of funding period




*Brochures
March/2006




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                                             ORGANISATION
                                               Citibank N.A.
                                       63-67 Knutsford Boulevard
                                                 Kingston 5
                                             Tele: 926-3270-83
                                               Fax: 929-3745
                                   e-mail: ruth.malcolm@citigroup.com

                     Contact Person: Mrs. Ruth Malcolm, Public Relations Officer




Area of Interest: Health, Children's Needs
Children's Needs includes a focus on education

Mission:
    Citibank strives to be a responsible corporate citizen by supporting organisations and
    programmes within our area of focus.
    Our priority in community development is improving the quality of life of the less fortunate in
    the society with a definite emphasis on children

Type of Funding:
   Grants

Eligibility:
     NGOs
     CBOs

Criteria:
    Proposals should reflect areas of interest with emphasis on children's needs

Restrictions:
   Prefer not to fund operating expenses

Funding Ceiling:
   None

Availability of Funding:
   Ongoing

Application Procedures:
   Written requests giving project details should be submitted to Alethea Masters of the Country
   Corporate Office at the above noted address.
   All requests will receive a written response




March/2006




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                                       ORGANISATION
                                  CVSS/United Way of Jamaica
                                      Coronation Building
                                     122 - 126 Tower Street
                                            Kingston
                                       Tele: 922-9425-7
                                          Fax: 922-1033
                                   E-mail: uwj35@hotmail.com

                        Contact: Mrs. Winsome Wilkins, President/CEO



Area of Interest: Community Development

Mission:
    To increase the organised capacity of people to care for one another.

Type of Funding:
   Grants

Eligibility:
     NGOs
     CBOs

Criteria:
    Projects must meet community needs.
                     +
    A registered PVO must sponsor CBO projects. (PVO must sign contract on their behalf).

Restrictions:
   Specific funding categories are decided from year to year by an allocation committee, but
   usually include projects relating to Early Education, Skills Training, Health and Community
                  ++
   Development.

Funding Ceiling:
   No ceiling.

Availability of Funding:
   Ongoing, Projects are funded for 1 year at a time, based on availability of funding.
   Applicants are invited to call in for specifics.

Application Procedures:
   Complete and submit a Project Application form, available at United Way offices.
   A technical panel reviews the application and a site visit and agency interview is arranged.
   An allocation committee makes the final decision.

*Brochures
March 2006




+
 PVO - Private Voluntary Organisation
++
  Community Development may include Community Centres, Basic Schools, training of
Caregivers etc.

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                                       ORGANISATION
                          Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
                               10 Waterloo Road/P.O. Box 444,
                                          Kingston 10
                                       Tele: 926-6728/9
                                         Fax: 929-8282
                             E-mail: germanemb@cwjamaica.com

        Contact Person: Mrs. Maria Friedrich-Boeger Chancellor &Deputy Head of Mission




Area of Interest: Poverty Alleviation

Mission:
    Support of small scale Community and NGO projects addressing basic needs of the
    population

Type of Funding:
   Grants

Eligibility:
     CBOs
     NGOs
     Churches
     Co-operatives
     Schools
     Hospitals

Criteria:
    The organisation responsible for the project should not be in a position to provide finance on
    its own.
    The community must be directly involved in the completion of the project and be the prime
    beneficiaries.
    Project must be completed end of fiscal year for the funds being made available.
    All materials required for the project should be obtained locally.

Restrictions:
   Funds may not be used for costs, salaries or other personnel cost, including travel expenses.

Funding Ceiling:
   J$300,000.

Availability of Funding:
   From 1st January to 30th September.
   Applications are screened at the beginning of the Embassy's budgetary year (Jan/Dec.)
   Availability is limited due to budgetary constraints

Application Procedures:
   Applications may be submitted year round.
   They must be detailed and informative and include a project outline, cost estimate, time scale
   for project and at least two original pro-forma invoices.




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    A final decision is made by the end of the year and after the site has been visited by an
    Embassy staff member.
    Successful applicants will be required to sign a donation agreement.




*Brochures
March/2006




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                                        ORGANISATION
                                        Embassy of Japan
                                        Mutual Life Centre
                                      North Tower, 6th Floor
                                           2 Oxford Rd.
                                        Tele: 929-3338-9
                                          Fax: 968-1373
                              E-mail: ggpjapan@cwjamaica.com

                Contact Person: Department of Economic Operations First Secretary
                          Mr. Grefford Bennett, Senior Program Manager



Area of Interest: Development Projects

Mission:
    Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP) has as its goal to offer flexible and timely
    assistance for development projects at the grassroots level. It attempts to have a direct
    impact on the well being of grassroots communities.

Type of Funding:
   Grants

Eligibility:
     NGOs
     Hospitals
     Research Institutes
     Other non-profit organisations-social enterprises/small cottage industries
     Heart Funding-construction equipment support

Criteria:
    Type of Development Project is flexible but it must be targeted to assistance at the grassroots
    level.
    Special attention is paid to projects that reflect primary health care, poverty relief, public
    welfare and the environment.
    Involvement of women in development activities is also given special attention.

Restrictions:
   Priority areas may be determined by the Embassy of Japan, according to the development
   needs of the eligible country.
   Certain budget items are not financed such as salaries, administrative and operating costs
   leisure items etc. (see Brochure)

Funding Ceiling:
   Generally does not exceed US$ 90,000.

Availability of Funding:
   Regardless of the project's start date, grant funds shall be paid out prior to the end of the
   Japanese fiscal year - March 31st.

Application Procedures:
    Under Review
*Brochures
March /2006



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                                         ORGANISATION
                             Enhancing Civil Society Project (ECSP)
                (Funded by CIDA, Managed by Foundation for International Training)
                                         17 Ruthven Road
                                        Building 3, 1st Floor
                                            Kingston 10
                                          Tele: 929-3597-8
                                           Fax: 929-3599
                              E-mail: fitecspcida1@cwjamaica.com

                         Contact Person: Mrs. Paulette Griffiths-Jude




Area of Interest: Poverty Alleviation

Mission:
    The overall goal of the ESCP is to build social cohesion through the integration of people as
    active members of civil society.
    ECSP will pursue this goal through empowering and strengthening the capacity of CBOs as
    they undertake their development needs in a sustainable manner.

Type of Funding:
   Grants

Eligibility:
     CBOs
          Must be locally based
          Be a constituted body with recorded proof of agreements made
          Have agreements documented in minutes
          Have proof that representatives were elected
          Be able to show previous successful projects or services delivered on behalf of the
          community

    Supporting Organisations (SO)
       Duly constituted and legally registered
       Democratically governed and truly representative of their constituents
       Able to demonstrate sound practices and a good track record for implementing projects
       Financially accountable


Criteria/Project Eligibility:
    The ECSP will provide funding to strengthen the capacity of CBOs to mobilise the community
    and to implement community development projects.
    Projects must:
        Be developed with the participation of the people in the communities where it is to take
        place
        Address both the capacity development needs of the proposing CBO and the priority
        needs of the community
        Demonstrate that the needs of women and men have been taken into consideration
        Be cost-effective
        Demonstrate cost-sharing on the part of the proposing CBO, which should be a minimum
        of 15% of the total project value and can be either cash or kind contributions.




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Restrictions:
The following projects will NOT be considered by the ECSP
   Overseas training or conferences
   Exclusively infrastructural projects
   Emergency relief operations or other projects that are not developmental or are primarily
   concerned with social welfare
    Studies or research except where research activities are required by eligible projects


Funding Ceiling:
   $Cdn 30,000.

Availability of Funding:
   Funding of projects is guided by CIDA's policies and procedures and is subject to the
   availability of ECSP resources

Application Procedures:
   Complete an application form available from ECSP offices
   There is an ESCP 'Application Guidelines' Brochure available that provides very detailed
   step-by-step help in writing the proposal.
   ECSP will respond and suggest a plan of action. Further details may be requested at that
   time




*Brochures & ECSP Application Guidelines
*Enhancing Civil Society Project will close March/2007




March/2006


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                                       ORGANISATION
                             Environmental Foundation of Jamaica
                                     18 Norwood Avenue
                                            Kingston 5
                                         Tele: 960-6744
                                          Fax: 920-8999
                                 e-mail: efj.ja@cwjamaica.com
                                   Website: www.efj.org.jm
                        Contact Person: Lisa Harrison, Program Manager
                                  E-mail: lharrison@efj.org.jm



Area of Interest: Environmental Management, Community Development, Child, Survival &
Child Development


Mission:
    To provide financial assistance to civic organisations, which promote conservation,
    management and sustainable use of natural resources and issues of child survival and child
    development.

Type of Funding:
   Grants

Eligibility:
     NGOs

Eligibility Criteria:
     Organisation should be more than two years in operation
     Organisation should have a track record implementing projects in the areas of child survival
     and child development, community development and natural resource management
     Organisation should operate on a not-for-profit basis i.e. the profits from the organisation
     should not benefit the Directors

Restrictions:
   Funds cannot be disbursed to individuals or government agencies

Funding Criteria:
   Projects are assessed on the following criteria:
            Community participation
            Impact on the child or environment or community
            Ability to attract other sources of funding
            Replicability: can this strategy be used elsewhere?
            Sound Methodology
            Project Management
            Capacity Building: Project should include ways to improve the technical and
            managerial skills of the local people - i.e. to get the local people to do it for
            themselves
            Sustainability: The project should address ways to continue the benefits of the project
            after it has ended
            Cost Effectiveness: The project should get value for the money spent




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Availability of Funding:
   Ongoing

Application Procedures:
   Project enquiry forms and guidelines for preparing a grant proposal are available from the
   Foundation upon request.
   Details of the problem to be addressed by the project, the strategy to be used, management
   plan and sources of financing the project should be explicit
   Requests under $420,000. May be approved within one month by the Secretariat
   Requests between $420,000. and $4.2 million are approved by standing Committee of the
   Board and could take up to three months for approval
   The Board and both Governments must approve requests over $4.2 million, with a final
   approval from the Enterprise for the Americas Board




*Brochures
March/2006




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                                        ORGANISATION
                            Delegation of European Commission (EU)
                                          8 Olivier Road
                                            Kingston 8
                                         Tele: 924-6333
                                          Fax: 924-6339
                                E-mail: mailto@deljam.cec.eu.int

                     Contact Person: Mr. Gerd Jarchow, Head of Delegation




Area of Interest: Poverty Alleviation, Infrastructure, Private Sector and Trade, Institutional
Strengthening, Human Resources

Mission:
    To develop Jamaica, alleviating poverty and integrating Jamaica in the world economy

Type of Funding:
   Grants and Loans
(See attached Summary Sheets)

Eligibility:
     EDF (European Development Fund)* - Projects authorised by the Government of Jamaica, in
     the framework of 5-year programmes implemented through national and regional
     organisations

     Area                                               Implementing Organisation
     Small and Micro Enterprise                         MoICT, TDB, MIDA
     Trade Development                                  JAMPRO
     Poverty Alleviation Micro Projects                 Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF)
     Agriculture and Rural Development                  RADA, BECO

         Attached are five Project Sheets on these interventions


     EC Budget** - Budget timeline Programmes directly administered by the EU -mainly for the
     NGO’ s and representatives of civil society.

Note:
   For EDF please refer to the Cotonou Agreement available on the Internet at:
   www.europa.eu.int/comm/development

**       For EC Budget refer to a "Digest of Community Resources Available for Financing the
         Activities of NGOs and Other Governmental and/or Decentralised Bodies Representing
         Civil Society in the Fields of Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Aid" available
         on the Internet at www.europa.eu.int/comm/development


*Projects in progress (attached)

March/2006




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(EU cont.)

Title of Project - Environment in the Developing Countries
Budget Item # - B7-6200
Page # in Digest (1998 Ed.) - 43

Description:
   The aim is to provide financial and technical assistance in developing countries for activities
   that will help people to include environmental protection in their everyday life.
   In addition, to promote ideas of improving the quality of human lives through development of
   a healthier ecosystem

Eligibility:
                        +
     Registered NGOs
     Universities and Research Centres
     National, Regional Local Authorities
     International Organisations
     Grassroots co-operatives

Criteria:
These changes are on a yearly basis

    Strategic decision making for sustainable development
    Urban Environment
    Coastal zone, estuary and wetland management
    Management of freshwater resources
    Sustainable agriculture

    NOTE: It is important to see the Digest for further extensive Criteria details (pg. 43-44)

Restrictions:
Projects must:
    Have clear objectives within the subject as noted above
    Be in agreement with:
         The developmental policies/objectives of country concerned
         The objectives of the development co-operation policy of the EU
         The guidelines set for the EU's environmental policy

Funding Ceiling:
   Pool of funds set apart for Region
   In exceptional cases some projects may be funded in total but Partners are normally
   expected to contribute 20-30% toward each project.
   See Digest for further details

Availability of Funding:
        Once per year

Application Procedures:
        Calls for proposal are issued once per year

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+
 Two or more NGOs may collaborate on a proposal, but submitted by one of them only. See
Digest for more Eligibility details.

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(EU cont.)

Title of Project - Tropical Forests
Budget Item # - B7-6201
Page # in Digest (1998 Ed.) - 47

Description:
   To promote the conservation and ongoing management of tropical forests. Of particular
   interest are operations to promote conservation of forests which have a local importance (e.g.
   protection of catchment areas, prevention of soil erosion, reclamation of degraded areas)


Eligibility:
     Commission Departments
     Governments
     International Institutions
     National Organisations and Regional Bodies
     Public Bodies
     Local or Traditional Communities
     Private Business/Industry, including co-operatives and NGOs which include conservation of
     tropical forests as a stated aim and a regular activity.

Criteria:
These changes are on a yearly basis

Particular consideration will be given to projects that promote the following;
    Conservation of primary tropical forests and regeneration of tropical forests
    Sustainable management of forests designated for production of timber and other products,
    but excluding commercial logging operations
    Please see Digest for more details on the above as well as a more detailed list

Restrictions:
   Priority given to specific operations will be determined according to the needs of each
   country, as reflected in national policy and according to EU co-operation priorities

Funding Ceiling:
   Pool of funds set apart for Region
   In exceptional cases some projects may be funded in total. Generally, Partners are expected
   to contribute in some form (prefer financial) as far as their means permit and depending on
   the nature of the project.

Availability of Funding:
   Once per year

Application Procedures:
        Calls for proposal are issued once per year

March/2006




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(EU cont.)

Title of Project - HIV/AIDS Related Initiatives in the Developing Countries
Page # in Digest (1998 Ed.) - 54

Description:
   Aim is to promote preventive measures in developing countries to stop the spread of
   HIV/AIDS, and other measures to limit the impact of the epidemic on the population

Eligibility:
     Commission Departments/Delegations
     Governments
     NGOs

Criteria:
These changes are on yearly basis-Call for proposal and details

    Primary Health care involving STD/HIV/AIDS related activities
    Awareness & Information Campaigns
    Schemes to combat the transmission of the virus sexually
    Relevant research
    Counselling/Psychological support for AIDS sufferers and their social environment including
    aspects of non-discrimination
    Measures to improve the EU's ability to enlist technical resources to help the developing
    countries
    Training

Restrictions:
   No more than 10% of the funding allocated to specific project is to be spent on studies,
   meetings of experts, conferences and publications.

Funding Ceiling:
   Pool of funds set apart for Region

Availability of Funding:
   Once per year

Application Procedures:
   Calls for proposal are issued once per year


March/2006




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(EU cont.)

Title of Project - Aid for Population Policies and Programmes in the Developing Countries
Budget Item # - B7-631
Page # in Digest (1998 Ed.) - 57

Description:
   To assist developing countries to draw up, implement and evaluate population policies and
   programmes.

Eligibility:
     Private Sector Institutions
     NGOs working in relevant fields
     International Organisations
     Governments

Criteria:
These Changes are on a yearly basis- Call for proposals for details

Projects involving activities in the following areas are eligible for funding:
    Support for the establishment, development and increased availability of reproductive health
    care services
    Help with application or financing of policies designed to improve the reproductive health of
    women/girls
    Support for information, education and awareness campaigns aimed at promoting better
    reproductive health care and understanding of population issues
    Family planning policy and services
    Development of grassroots structures, the voluntary sector and local NGOs for the
    implementation of programmes

Restrictions:
   Activities must be in line with the 1994 Cairo Summit for population and development.
The Article's priority Objectives are:
         Enable men, women, adolescents to make free and informed choices as to number and
         spacing of children
         Contribute to creation of a socio-cultural, economic and educational environment that
         promotes that type of choice
         To help develop/reform health systems to order to improve access to quality reproductive
         health care for women and men including adolescents

Funding Ceiling:
   Pool of funds set apart for Region
   The EU's contribution may cover up to 100% of the total cost, although co-financing is not
   excluded

Availability of Funding:
   Once per year

Application Procedures:
   Calls for proposals are issued on a yearly basis




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(EU cont.)

Title of Project - Decentralised Co-operation in the Developing Countries
Budget Item # - B7-643
Page # in Digest (1998 Ed.) - 63

Description:
   The purpose of 'Decentralised Co-operation' is to provide the most direct and flexible support
   to a variety of development initiatives, projects and programmes produced by NGOs, Local
   Authorities, Associations, and Local Communities etc.

Eligibility:
     NGOs
     Local Authorities
     Associations
     Local Communities

Criteria:
    Promotion of information and awareness about Decentralised Co-operation among
    concerned parties (as noted above)
    Putting into action and strengthening the development capabilities of concerned parties
Priority given to:
          Training schemes designed to help those parties to be better able to form and carry out
          development projects
          Pilot projects, but most usually in the case of innovate projects that have substance and
          demonstrated value

Restrictions:
   Projects/Programmes are financed with official co-operation funds (EDF)

Funding Ceiling:
   Pool of funds set apart for Region
   Some projects may be funded in total but co-financing is the rule

Availability of Funding:
   Once per Year

Application Procedures:
Yearly Calls for proposals


March/2006




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(EU cont.)

Title of Project - Human Rights and Democracy in the Developing Countries
Budget Item # - B7-7020
Page # in Digest (1998 Ed.) - 68

Description:
   Supporting the transition to democracy
   Strengthening the rule of law in the ACP countries
   Strengthening the fabric of civil society
   Supporting vulnerable groups

Eligibility:
     Human Rights Organisations
     Groups linked to development programmes that help create and strengthen fabric of
     democracy
     The Press
     Government Bodies

Criteria:
    Strengthening the rule of law
    Greater openness and accountability in the conduct of public affairs
    Within the context of strengthening civil society:
          aid for campaigns to promote awareness of human rights/democracy
          aid for all form of the media as vehicles for spreading and exchanging ideas
          aid for the defence/promotion of the rights of certain groups (e.g. children, indigenous
          groups)
          aid for training of negotiators with aim of preventing conflicts and finding practical
          solutions
          human rights observer missions

Funding Ceiling:
   From co-financing to whole cost

Availability of Funding:
   Ongoing, flexible and adapted to the situation

Application Procedures:
   Yearly Call for proposals



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                                            ORGANISATION
                                            Food for the Poor
                                      Ellerslie Pen, Spanish Town
                                 Mailing: P.O. Box 557, Spanish Town
                                              Tele: 984-5005
                                              Fax: 984-5006
                               e-mail: foodforthepoorja@cwjamaica.com
                                          tajjmar@yahoo.com

                     Contact Person: Mr. Sydney Henry, Special Project Manager



Area of Interest: Poverty Alleviation
   Areas of Focus: Housing, Water/Sanitation, Basic Schools, Church Projects, Food,
   Equipment & Supplies

Mission:
    To assist, wherever possible to ease the housing, water, sanitation and financial problems of
    inner city and other areas.

Type of Funding:
   Grants
   Food, Supplies & Equipment.

Eligibility:
     Churches
     CBOs in target communities who must also be partnered with a Church group
     Nationally, (i.e. not limited to specific areas) for water & sanitation and housing
     Hospitals, for equipment and medical supplies.

Criteria:
    Church based and other organisations of target communities except for water and sanitation
    projects.
Specific Criteria for each Funding Category

    Church Projects - Accessed only by Church Groups. These projects include Basic Schools,
    Soup Kitchens, Extension Services, Skills Training.
    Housing - Accessed by Churches, mainly to Target Communities.
    Food/Goods (Warehouse) - Accessed by Churches, Hospitals, Schools, Libraries, Clinics
    and Institutions & communities linked with a church group.
    Water - Accessed Nation-wide through Parish Councils, Citizens Associations and Churches.
    Sanitation - Accessed by Health Departments and Churches.

Note: For Water and Sanitation projects, groups may make representation of their project to the
specified agencies/groups

Restrictions:
                                  +
   Specific targeted communities.

+
 Central Kingston: Majesty Gardens, Bowerbank, Riverton, Grants Pen, 100 Lane Red Hills.
Spanish Town: Ellerslie, Tawes, Homestead. Montego-Bay: Railway Lane




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Funding Ceiling:
   US$1000.(min.) to generally a high of US$60,000.


Availability of Funding:
   Generally, approximately 70% of the applicants get funded

Application Procedures: Application forms or letters are required for:
   Housing Projects directed to the Housing Department.
   Requests for food/supplies are directed to the Distribution Department.
   Proposals are required for all Water and Sanitation Projects as well as Church Projects.
   These are directed to the Projects Department.




*Brochures
March/2006




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                                             ORGANISATION
                                       Grace Kennedy Foundation
                                          691/2 Harbour Street
                                                  Kingston
                                             Tele: 922-3440-9
                                              Fax: 967-2045
                                     e-mail: pat.robinson@gkco.com

                     Contact: Ms. Patricia Robinson, Secretary/Executive Officer




Area of Interest: Education, Health, the Arts, Culture, and Sports

Mission:
    To contribute to the development, training and spiritual well-being of the Jamaican people

Type of Funding:
   Grants

Eligibility:
     Charitable or non-profit groups, organisations

Criteria:
    Must be community-based projects, which contribute toward human resource development
    and education, community building and improvement in community institutions.
    Priority is given to projects that emphasise development and training and benefit a large
    number of persons

Restrictions:
   No funding of individuals

Funding Ceiling:
   None

Availability of Funding:
   Grants are disbursed 4 times per year - January, April, July and October.
   Funding is given to projects lasting up to 3 years.

Application Procedures:
   Applications are considered in Jan. April, July and Oct. Requests should reach the
   Foundation's office from the month before.
   Initial requests should take the following format and not exceed 2 pages:
        Beneficiary
        Applicants Name
        Applicant's Address
        Applicants Telephone Number
        Purpose of your Organisation
        Objectives of your Programme
        How will the money be used?
        Amount requested
        When Needed
        What will be the benefits (direct or indirect)
        How many people will benefit?

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         Background information

    Indicate whether other donors have been approached for funding.




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                                         ORGANISATION
                      The Grace & Staff Community Development Foundation
                                      69 1/2 Harbour Street
                                             Kingston
                                         Tele: 922-3440-9
                                          Fax: 922-2756
                               e-mail: francis.madden@gkco.com

                      Contact Person: Mrs. Francis Madden, General Manager




Area of Interest: Poverty Alleviation, Education, and Community Development

Mission:
    Established in 1979 in response to increasing violence in nearby communities and rising
    unemployment. The foundation seeks to relieve poverty and distress among the poor and
    unemployed, the education of the dependants of the unemployed, and assisting the general
    community development

Type of Funding:
   Grants - chiefly given to non-profit organisations such as schools, child-care facilities and
   clinics
   Loans - Interest free, and usually given to individuals or groups wishing to start/expand micro
   business ventures

Eligibility:
     CBOs are the primary beneficiary group

Criteria:
    Must reflect the objectives of the Foundation

Restrictions:
   Funds are specially for individuals or group projects in the communities in which Grace
              +
   operates

Funding Ceiling:
   Limited Funding in the case of Grants
   Loans have generally have a maximum limit of J$10,000.

Availability of Funding:
   Ongoing

Application Procedures:
   Applicants are interviewed by the Projects Officer to ensure that the request falls with the
   Foundation's guidelines
   The Project's feasibility is investigated, then submitted to the Projects Committee for further
   evaluation
   The Project then goes to the Board for approval

March/2006



+
    These Communities are: Central Kingston, Majesty Gardens, the Children's Home, Sav-la-Mar

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                                        ORGANISATION
                                       HEART Trust/NTA
                                         6b Oxford Road
                                           Kingston 5
                                        Tele: 929-3410-8
                                          Fax: 929-0849
                                E-mail: heart@uwimona.edu.jm
                                      r.gregory@cwjamaica.com
                                     elizabeth_terry@heart-nta.org
                     Contact Person: Mr. Robert Gregory, Executive Director
                        Mr. Kenneth Morrison, Manager, Project Division




Area of Interest: Education, Vocational and technical Skills Training

Mission:
    Provision of Technical and Vocational Education and to produce and sustain a competitive
    workforce

Type of Funding:
   Stipend to Trainees
   Underwriting Expenses relating to Training
   Salaries for instructors
   Training material cost

Eligibility:
     NGOs
     CBOs
     Firms/Employers

Criteria:
    Must be training for employment
    Upgrading training

Restrictions:
   Post-secondary level and up
   Limited to training that results in employment

Funding Ceiling:
   J$ 1 million (dependent on type of program to be funded the amount will increase)

Availability of Funding:
   Ongoing, but there is a waiting list for assistance

Application Procedures:
   A request for assistance letter and if possible, with a thorough proposal
   An appraisal will be conducted following proposal request



*Brochures
March/2006



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                                        ORGANISATION
                                     ICWI Group Foundation
                                                      th
                                      ICWI Building 6 Floor
                                         2 St. Lucia Ave.
                                            Kingston. 5
                              Tele: 929-1725, 926-9040 (Ext. 2407)
                                          Fax: 968-8056
                                  E-mail: foundation@ICWI.net

                     Contact: Ms. Jeanne Robinson OD; Executive Director.




Area of Interest: Science & Technology, Education, Volunteerism, Corporate Philanthropy


Mission:
    Development of the leadership capacity of young Jamaicans for the advancement of the
    economic and social well being of Jamaica.

Type of Funding/Support:
   Scholarships/Bursaries
   Seed Grants
   Community grants


Eligibility:
     NGOs
     Community Service Organisations
     Academia

Criteria:
    Registered under Jamaican Law

Restrictions:
   No funding of political activities
   No funding of capital development (such as buildings etc)

Funding Ceiling:
   J$250,000.00

Availability of Funding:
   At discretion of Foundation

Application Procedures:
   A proposal clearly stating the objectives of the applying organisation.
   Include evidence of fiscal management.
   Clearly illustrate the relationship between the proposed project/programme and the objectives
   of the ICWI Group Foundation.
   A detailed plan, showing actions and proposed income for the period of the request must
   accompany the proposal.
   Documentary evidence of organisational framework and legitimacy
   Qualified proposals are reviewed by the Board for approval/denial

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Other Features:
   The Foundation's library is open for use of other students, other Foundations and/or NGOs;
   on request.




*Brochures
March/2006




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                                          ORGANISATION
                              Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
                                     40 Knutsford Blvd. 6th Floor
                                          Tele: 926-2342-4
                                            Fax: 926-2898
                                        E-mail: Osp@iadb.org
                                     website: http://www.iadb.org


               Contact Person: Mr. Oscar Spencer, Actng. Representative for funding




Area of Interest: General
   This includes: Social Sector and Poverty Reduction, Environment and Natural Resources
   Management, Productive Sectors, Infrastructure.

Mission:
    To contribute to the Social and Economic Development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Type of Funding:
           +
   Grants
   Loans

Eligibility:
     NGOs
     CBOs

Criteria:
    Projects may cover a broad area but must be environmentally sound, address poverty
    alleviation and must exhibit gender equity.

Restrictions:
   Must contribute to Social and Economic Development.

Funding Ceiling:
   None

Availability of Funding:
   Year round - if Grant Funds exist at time of submission

Application Procedures:
   Project proposal - which must include area of interest, objectives, time frame, organisation's
   input.
   Sustainability of project must be illustrated.


*Brochures
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+
 Primarily a loan institute, but certain types of Grants exist which may be accessed by
NGOs/CBOs

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                                       ORGANISATION
                          Jamaica National Building Society Foundation
                                   10-12 Grenada Crescent
                                          Kingston 5
                                 Tele: 926-1344-9/929-3734-7
                                            Ext. 223
                                         Fax: 968-6596
                                  E-mail: rjankee@jnbs.com

                      Contact Person: Mrs. Ruth Jankee, General Manager


                            +
Area of Interest: Housing

Mission:
   The objectives of the JNBS Foundation are to develop and promote, by grants, or otherwise,
   for the benefit of Jamaica:
    Study and research in housing and the encouragement of saving.
    Affordable housing solutions, especially for rural Jamaica.
    The education and skills of the people of Jamaica
    The arts, sports and culture as well as health and religious programmes

Type of Funding:
   Grants

Eligibility:
     NGOs
     CBOs
     Church Groups
     Youth Clubs
     Schools
     Hospitals

Criteria:
    Currently being revised for specific Board approved projects

Restrictions:
   One time funding for Board approved projects

Funding Ceiling:
   None

Availability of Funding:
   Activities presently on hold but with definite plans for resumption. Prospective applicants are
   invited to call for the resumption date

Application Procedures:
   Detailed project proposal with budget

March/2006

+
 The Board will define other areas of focus. In the past, contributions have been made to projects
such as: NGO & Housing Study by CRDC, Annotated Bibliography of Housing Studies, and UWI
Earthquake Unit etc.

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                                         ORGANISATION
                                 Jamaica Social Investment Fund
                                        1c-1f Pawsey Road
                                            Kingston 5
                                    Tele: 929-2620/968-4378
                                   Toll Free: 1-888-991-2356/7
                                           Fax: 926-3414
                                           Fax: 929-3784
                                      Website: www. jsif.org
                                       E-mail: info@jsif.com

             Contact Person/Position: Mr. Omar Sweeney, The Operations Manager



Area of Interest: Poverty Alleviation
   Sub-areas of focus include: Social & Economic Infrastructure, Social Services, Organisational
   Strengthening

Mission:
    The JSIF is an important part of the Government of Jamaica's National Poverty Eradication
    Programme. Dedicated to the development of poor communities, its main objective is to
    improve the living standards of the poor by opening up greater access to vital social services
    facilities. It also seeks to build and strengthen communities by encouraging them to play a
    greater role in making decisions that affect their lives.

Type of Funding:
   Grants

Eligibility:
     NGOs
     CBOs
     Churches
     Service Clubs

Criteria:
    Projects must fall into one of the sub-areas identified by JSIF for funding and must benefit the
    most needy communities
    Breakdown of Sub-Project Areas:
Social Infrastructure includes rehabilitation, expansion, construction and equipping of:
          Basic, primary and all-age schools
          Health centres
          Community based water systems
          Homes for children, elderly and disabled
          Sanitary conveniences, drains and canals

Economic Infrastructure includes construction, rehabilitation and upgrading of:
      Parochial and feeder roads in rural areas and urban access roads
      Small agro-processing facilities

Social Services includes assistance to programmes offering services in:
        Career guidance and job placement
        Counselling, parenting and family life training
        Skills training for the disabled and the productive sector
        Conflict resolution

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Organisational Strengthening includes technical assistance and training to:
       Governmental and non-governmental institutions in participatory project identification
       Community based organisations and communities to upgrade their skills in organisation
       and mobilisation and in the preparation, implementation management and maintenance
       of projects

Projects must:
    Show that those who will benefit are involved in the project
    Include a community/organisation contribution of 5% of the project cost in cash or kind
    Involve community members/organisation at every stage of the decision making process
    Be maintained by the community/organisation

Restrictions:
   JSIF does not finance projects that benefit individuals or recurrent expenditure. e.g. salaries,
   utilities

Funding Ceiling:
   J$14 Million (Preference is normally given to projects under J$5 Million)
   World Bank CBC projects 6 million

Availability of Funding:
   Ongoing.

Application Procedures:
   Requests for funding are made through groups or associations and must show evidence that
   the project has been identified as being of the greatest need to the community/organisation,
   and, has widespread support from community members
   Requests must include information on how the community will make its contribution of 5%
   Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) For European Union (EU) funded projects community
   must make a minimum of 25% contribution, for CBC /World Bank projects community is
   required to make a minimum of 11% contribution. These contributions may include cash or
   kind; it may be in the form of full participation, or sweat equity.
   A one-page request form may be obtained from a local SDC office or the JSIF office.
   Requests can be submitted at SDC offices, or JSIF office.


Inner –City Basic Services Projects (ICBSP)

Aim: to improve the quality of life for urban dwellers through improved basic infrastructure, access
to financial services, enhancement of public safety and improved community capacity to
participate effectively in the community development process.

Types of Funding:
       World Bank will counterpart funding from the Government of Jamaica (GOJ)
       Japanese Govt PHRD grant –US $650,000.00
       World Bank PPF (Preparation Advance)-US $650,000.00
Estimated Project Cost –World Bank US $29.3 million.

Eligibility:
          The selection of project communities was led by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ)
          and involved the Ministry of National Security, The Social Development Commission
          (SDC) and JSIF.

Requirements:


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       Communities must contribute 10% - Cash or Kind (participation)
       Community must show ownership of the project
       Establish community organization that represents all sectors of the community
       Signing of MOU’s
    Communities are:

    Flankers in St. James;
    Bucknor in Clarendon,
    Federal Gardens, Whitefield Town, Passmore Town, Browns Town, Jones Town in Kingston
    Central Village, Tawes Pen, Africa, Dempshire Pen /Jones Pen (Shelter Rock). Lauriston and
    Knollis in St.Catherine



*Brochures




March/2006




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                                         ORGANISATION
                                        Life of Jamaica Ltd.
                                      28-48 Barbados Avenue
                                               Kingston 5
                                          Tele: 929-8920-9
                                                Ext.7023
                                            Fax: 929-4730
                                    E-mail: tjames@life-of-ja.com

                                 Contact Person: Mr. Tommy James/
                Mr. Karl Williams, Assistant Vice-President, and Corporate Communications



Area of Interest: Education, Health, Sports, and Environment
Mission:
    To satisfy our customers with world-class service and innovative life insurance, pension and
    related products, while providing superior returns to our investors and fostering the
    development of our employees.

Type of Funding:
   Grants
   Equipment

Eligibility:
     Recognised Groups
     National Causes
           +
Criteria:
    Must be a legitimate activity
    Must be willing to submit to scrutiny
    Aim of project must be developmental

Restrictions:
   Must be a non-profit organisation/cause
Funding Ceiling:
   Project dependent

Availability of Funding:
   One time funding only

Application Procedures:
Write a letter stating:
    The purpose and reason for the project
    The kind of assistance required
    The total cost of the project and the amount being requested
    Deadline for the project
    Location of the project
    Contact persons/addressees/telephone
    Whom cheque should be made payable

March/2006

+
    Company reserves the right to use donation as a Public Relations opportunity

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                                          ORGANISATION
                                         Multicare Foundation
                                          7 Harbour Street
                                               Kingston
                                           Tele: 922-6927
                                              922-6670-9
                                            Fax: 924-9461

                                    E-mail: lauriss@icdgroup.net
                           Contact Person: Mr. Leabert Grant, Manager



Area of Interest: Education, Sports, and Community Development

Mission:
    To assist in development projects for the improvement of citizens, especially youth, in inner-
    city communities

Type of Funding:
   Grants

Eligibility:
     CBOs

Criteria:
    Applicants should preferably be Youth Groups (10-30 years)
    Proposal should emphasise Youth and Community Development

Restrictions:
   None

Funding Ceiling:
   Limited funding is available

Availability of Funding:
   Ongoing

Application Procedures:
    Initially, a letter of request or application form available from their offices
A detailed proposal to follow including:
         Organisational structure
         Management controls
         Budget
The Executive Committee then reviews application


*Brochures

March/2006




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                                          ORGANISATION
                                        NCB Group Foundation
                                          32 Trafalgar Road
                                              Kingston 10
                                          Tele: 929-9050-89
                                             Fax: 968-6928
                                       e-mail: ncbinfo@jncb.com

                     Contact Person: Mrs. Shereene Martin, Public Relations Officer




Area of Interest: Health, Education, Social Welfare, Culture

Mission:
    To promote any charitable projects for the benefit of the people of Jamaica, particularly, for
    the advancement of education, the furtherance of health and the relief of poverty, distress
    and sickness
    To promote and encourage a knowledge and appreciation of Jamaica's culture in all aspects
    for the benefit of the Jamaican public

Type of Funding:
   Grants

Eligibility:
     CBOs
     NGOs

Criteria:
    Work of group/organisations should be similar to the goals of the Foundation
    The idea should be a good one
    Nature of the project should help toward the development of education, health, social welfare
    and/or culture
    How qualified are the individuals/group to accomplish their idea
    How well developed an organisation is there to carry out the project

Restrictions:
   None

Funding Ceiling:
   None

Availability of Funding:
   Ongoing

Application Procedures:
   Complete and submit an application form, available from the above noted address.
   Attach all documents that are necessary to support your proposal




March/2006



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                                            ORGANISATION
                         People's Action for Community Transformation (PACT)
                                         2-6 Grenada Crescent.
                                               Kingston 5
                                          Tele: 920-0334/6385
                                          926-0322, 968-1984
                                              Fax: 960-7208
                                   e-mail: pactsec@cwjamaica.com

                     Contact Person: Mrs. Sheila Nicholson, Programme Director




Area of Interest: Education for Poverty Alleviation

Mission:
    To provide a collaborative framework to enable NGOs and CBOs focusing primarily on
    poverty reduction and advancement of education throughout Jamaica to effectively empower
    people to transform their communities.
    In so doing, PACT will:
             Broker arrangements
             Mobilise resources
             Provide business opportunities
             Information and institutional strengthening services through the promotion of
        collaboration, consensus building and involvement among NGOs and CBOs

Type of Funding:
   Training
   Technical Assistance

Eligibility:
     NGOs, CBOs and community members

Criteria:
    NGOs and CBOs which are actively empowering community residents to improve their
    communities and to advance education

Restricted to:
   Organisational Strengthening
   Improvement in the capacity of organisations to adequately deliver their programmes
   Improvement in education and skills training

Availability of Funding:
   Technical assistance for capacity development of NGOs, CBOs and individuals is available
   through the Caribbean Development Bank/CTCS Programme
   PACT has no grant funding for NGOs/ CBOs

Application Procedures:
        Submission of Membership Application Forms (available from PACT)
*Brochures

March/2006




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                                         ORGANISATION
            Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (P.A.H.O./WHO)
                                      Oceana Bldg. 7th Floor
                                           2 King Street
                                             Kingston
                               Mail: P.O. Box 384, Crossroads P.O.
                                   Tele: 967-4626-91,922-4630
                                           Fax: 967-5189
                                    e-mail: email@paho.org.jm

            Contact Person:, Dr. Ernest Pate PAHO/WHO Representative in Jamaica




Area of Interest: Health

Mission:
    The Pan American Sanitary Bureau is the Secretariat of PAHO, an international agency
    specialising in Health. Its Mission is to co-operate technically with the Member Countries and
    to stimulate co-operation among them in order that, while maintaining a healthy environment
    and charting a sustainable human development, the peoples of the Americas may achieve
    Health for ALL by ALL.

Type of Funding:
   Grants
   Technical Co-operation

Eligibility:
     All Health related Organisations

Criteria:

Restrictions:
   None

Funding Ceiling:
   Requests must not exceed the budget of the organisation that is allocated annually

Availability of Funding:
   Requests must be submitted one year in advance in time for the preparation of the budget for
   the following year when the funds will become available

Application Procedures:
   Specific procedures
   Inquires may be made at the offices of PAHO/WHO


*Brochures

March /2006




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                                          ORGANISATION
                                Scotiabank Jamaica Foundation (SJF)
                                 Corner, Duke & Port Royal Streets
                                              Kingston
                                          Tele: 922-1000-9
                                           Fax: 967-1691
                                  e-mail: mktmdo@cwjamaica.com

                      Contact Person: Mrs. Marie Powell, Executive Director



                                                 +
Area of Interest: Community Development
Health & Education

Mission:
    To help to relieve poverty, deprivation and distress among economically and socially
    disadvantaged persons and their dependants, and to undertake research into these
    problems.

Type of Funding:
   Grants
   Scholarships/bursaries
   Project funding

Eligibility:
     All non-political associations, individuals and institutions.

Criteria:
    Projects must reflect aims of the Foundation (as set out in Mission Statement)

Restrictions:
   None

Funding Ceiling:
   None

Availability of Funding:
   Ongoing

Application Procedures:
   Project proposal outlining funding needs and identify beneficiaries.



March/2006




+
 SJF's primary interests are Health and Education, directed generally to Institutions. However,
Community Development Projects are also a source of funding disbursements (approx. $1M over
97/98) Therefore, due to the nature of this data base, i.e. directing NGO's/CBO's to appropriate
funding sources, SJF is placed in the Community Development Category.

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                                            ORGANISATION
                                             Seprod Limited
                                         3 Felix Fox Boulevard
                                                Kingston
                                            Tele: 922-1220-9
                                              Fax: 922-6948
                                     e-mail: corporate@seprod.com
                                       bthompson@seprod.com

                     Contact Person: Mr. Byron Thompson, Chief Executive Officer




Area of Interest: Youth, Culture
Focus on youth includes related areas such as:
    Education
    Sports
    Health
Culture includes promotion and development of things Jamaican

Mission:
    Seprod is committed to community involvement, and ultimately national development, offering
    assistance to ventures at the local level and the nation at large.

Type of Funding:
   Grants

Eligibility:
     CBOs
     NGOs

Criteria:
    Requests should be specific to areas of interest

Restrictions:
   None

Funding Ceiling:
   None

Availability of Funding:
   Ongoing

Application Procedures:
   A letter, sent to the above address, should outline details of the projects.
   Requests are reviewed and applicants are notified of a decision by telephone or letter


March/2006




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                                          ORGANISATION
                                   Sports Development Foundation
                                         31 Phoenix Avenue
                                              Kingston 10
                                      Tele: 960-3717, 960-1079
                                             Fax: 968-6658
                                    e-mail: sdfja@cwjamaica.com

               Contact Person: Ms. Charmaine Hanson, Acting General Manager



Area of Interest: Sports

Mission:
    To aid in the development of Jamaica through assistance to National Sports Associations and
    Community organisations.

Type of Funding:
   Grants

Eligibility:
     National Sports Associations
     CBOs
     Government Agencies
     Infrastructure Projects

Criteria:
Proposals must reflect:
    Needs of National Associations
                                       +
    Need for infrastructure facilities

Restrictions:
   At the beginning of each financial year the Board decides on how much funding each
   National Association can get, based on the projected income from the Chase Fund .The
   Chase Fund direct financial assistance of 40% of gross proceeds.

Funding Ceiling:
   No definite ceiling

Availability of Funding:
   Ongoing

Application Procedures:
   National Associations are to provide a two-year plan, audited accounts and annual funding
   requirement.
   Infrastructure projects by CBOs, Youth Clubs, submit a request letter

*Application e.g.
March/2006




+
    Infrastructure: Fields, Asphalt Courts, Fencing, Seating, Lighting, and Changing Rooms.

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                         United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
                                      1 -3 Lady Musgrave Road
                                              Kingston 5
                                    Mail: P.O. Box 280, Kingston
                                            Tele: 978-2390
                                            Fax: 946-2163
                                      e-mail: undpja@undp.org
                        Website for Country Office: http://www.undp.org/fojam
                             International website: http://www.undp.org

                     Contact Person: Mr.Carlos Espinola, Resident Representative




Area of Interest: Sustainable Human Development
Current Themes:
    Environment
    Poverty Alleviation
    Gender
    Productive Sector
    Governance

Mission:
    UNDP's mission is to help countries in their efforts to achieve sustainable human
    development by assisting them to build their capacity to design and carry out development
    programmes in poverty eradication, employment creation and sustainable livelihoods, the
    empowerment of women and the protection of the environment. First priority is given to
    Poverty Eradication

Type of Funding:
   Grants

Eligibility:
     Government Agencies
     NGOs - NGOs are eligible for projects funded from Headquarters or external resources
                                                                   +
     including Global Environmental Facility and Montreal Protocol

Criteria:
Must fall within the themes under the Country Co-operation Framework or other stated priorities
of Government. Current themes are:
    Environment
    Poverty Alleviation
    Gender
    Productive Sector - Organisational Strengthening etc.

Restrictions:
   None

Funding Ceiling:
   None

+
 GEF, Montreal Protocol are also funding facilities available to Government, NGOs and private
sector

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Availability of Funding:
   Ongoing

Application Procedures:
   Apply through the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ)




*Report
March/2006




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                                           ORGANISATION
                                              U.N.E.S.C.O.
                                         3rd Floor, The Towers,
                                           25 Dominica Drive
                                               Kingston 5.
                                            Tele: 929-7087-9
                                              Fax: 929-8468
                                       E-mail: a.bully@unesco.org
                                              uhkng@unesco.org

                     Contact Person: Mr. Alwin Bully, Advisor for Culture - Caribbean




Area of Interest: Culture

Mission:
    This programme is geared toward placing Culture at the centre of development. The
    development of cultural industries plays a major role in UNESCO's overall commitment to
    poverty alleviation.

Type of Funding:
   Start-up Grants

Eligibility:
     Agencies
     Institutions
     NGOs - all in member states

Criteria:
    Projects should focus on culture and development

Restrictions:
   None

Funding Ceiling:
• US$25,000.

Availability of Funding:
   Every two years

Application Procedures:
   Proposals must be channelled through the Secretary General, Jamaica National Commission
   for UNESCO, at the above address


*Brochures
March/2006




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                                           ORGANISATION
                                             U.N.E.S.C.O.
                                        3rd Floor, The Towers,
                                          25 Dominica Drive
                                              Kingston 5
                                           Tele: 929-7087-9
                                             Fax: 929-8468
                                         e-mail: @unesco.org
                                            uhkng@unesco.org

             Contact Person: Ms. Ushio Miura, Representative and Education Advisor
                                       Mr. Paulo Fontani


Area of Interest: Education, Culture and Communication

Mission:
    UNESCO seeks to promote world peace; harmony and understanding among nations by
    helping Member States find answers to the key problems that beset their societies.

Type of Funding:
   Start-up Grants for pilot projects

Eligibility:
     Agencies
     Institutions
     NGOs - all in member states

Criteria:
    Projects should show potential for growth and wide circulation
    Support for projects of research and publication with aim of wide circulation
    Projects should focus on culture and communication development

Restrictions:
   Acceptance by the national Commission Regular Programme
   Acceptance by the Field Office (much smaller grants)

Funding Ceiling:
   US$20,000.
   US$25,000-$30,000 for sub-regional projects
   US$3,000 or less may be available as contributions to projects with other funding

Availability of Funding:
   Limited

Application Procedures:
   Letter of inquiry, stating nature of work
   Further project proposal may then be requested
   Participation Programme Form - complete and submit to the Jamaica National Commission
   for UNESCO
   Letter of enquiry to the Field Office

*Brochures
March/2006



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                                              ORGANISATION
                                                U.N.E.S.C.O.
                                          3rd Floor, The Towers,
                                             25 Dominica Drive
                                                 Kingston 5
                                     Tele: 929-7087-9; (dir) 754-1751
                                      Fax: 929-8468; (dir) 969-1601
                                    E-mail: ifernandez@unesco.org.ec

            Contact Person: Mr.Isidro Fernandez -Abali, Regional Communication information
                                    Advisor for the Caribbean



Area of Interest: Mass Media Development, Freedom of Expression, Use of information
technology for development

Mission:
To advise and assist Member States in the development of their communication infrastructures in
line with the basic tenets of Free Flow of Information. UNESCO's communication and information
programme in the Caribbean strives to foster equitable access to information and knowledge for
development and to promote freedom of expression and development of communication. Its
emphasis is to encourage the free flow of ideas, in furtherance of respect for human rights and
fundamental freedoms, of which press freedoms are an integral part.

Type of Funding:
         Regular programs – international program for the development of communication (IPDC):
Priorities
         Promoting Freedom of expression and media pluralism
         Developing community media
         Developing Human Resources

Information for all Program (IFAP)
Priorities:

            Information literacy
            Ethical, legal and social implication of ICTS
            Preservation of literacy

        Extra budgetary program
Funds in trust from member states

Eligibility:
     National and Regional, Public and Private Agencies
     Universities and Institutions
     NGOs - not required to be registered but must have some proof of sustainability

Criteria:
            Must have a direct media-development focus

Restrictions:
         UNESCO is not a funding agency, but a knowledge and expertise sharing organization
         that brings an added value to the areas deigned by its mandate and the National
         Commission.


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Funding Ceiling:
No funding ceiling

Availability of Funding:
   Depends on funding programme.
   Funds administered biannually and yearly

Application Procedures:
   Contact the National Commission for UNESCO, or
   Send a letter to the UNESCO offices with a copy to the National Commission.

* Brochures
March/2006




JSIF Funding Guide                         Page 55                               29/05/2006
                                          ORGANISATION
                             United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
                                     First Life Bldg., 8th Floor
                                     60 Knutsford Boulevard
                                             Kingston 5
                                   Mail: P.O. Box 280, Kingston
                                          Tele: 906-8591/2
                                           960-4965/4955
                                            Fax: 906-8593
                                  e-mail: unfpacarib@kasnet.com
                               Website: http://Caribbean.unfpa.org


                     Contact Person: Mrs. Sheila Miller, Operations Manager




Area of Interest: Holistic Sexual and Reproductive Health for Young People,

Mission:
    To help ensure universal access to Reproductive Health Care to all by 2015
   To support Population and Development strategies
   To promote awareness of Population and Development Issues
    To advocate for mobilisation of resources and political will to accomplish goals


Type of Funding:
   Grants - Voluntary Contribution of UN Member States

Eligibility:
     Registered NGOs
     Governments

Criteria:
    Funding within approved national Assistance programmes

Restrictions:
    Must be within context of national priorities and in support of its implementation

Funding Ceiling:
   subject to availability of funds

Availability of Funding:
   Always subject to availability of funds

Application Procedures:
   Initial contact with UNFPA
   Requests and requests for Application Procedures may be had from UNFPA offices
   Formal letter and clearance and sharing of information with the national authorities


*Brochures
March/2006

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                                             ORGANISATION
                                                  UNICEF
                                         60 Knutsford Boulevard
                                                 Kingston 5
                                       Mail: P.O. Box 305, Kingston
                                       Tele: 926-7584/5, 968-2797
                                               Fax: 929-8084
                                     e-mail: unicefja@cwjamaica.com

                         Contact Person: Mr. Bertrand Bainvel, Representative




Area of Interest: Child Survival/Protection/Development/Participation

Mission:
    UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection
    of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach
    their full potential.

Type of Funding:
   Grants
   Technical Assistance (focus on Social Policy, Early Childhood, Children & Youth at Risk)

Eligibility:
     Government Organisations
     NGOs (Registered)
Funding is provided as part of UNICEF's formal Country Programme of Co-operation that spans
the five-year period 1997 - 2001
The Country Programme is made up of four (4) broad areas
     Social Policy and Planning for Children and Women.
     Basic Education and Early Childhood Development Programme.
     Children and Youth at risk.
     Decentralised Community Development for children.

Criteria:
    Proposals must fall in to one of the 4 areas
    Also, see 'Checklist for NGOs' for further criteria

Restrictions:
   Direct assistance for NGOs is only provided within the context of support to programme

       Funding Ceiling:
       Each Programme has an approved budget. Requests for funding need to fall within approved
                           +
       budgetary ceilings.

Availability of Funding:
   Proposals should be submitted approximately 4 months in advance of the projected start
   date.

Application Procedures:

+
    Please contact the office for details of project ceilings.

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    Proposals are to be sent to UNICEF offices.

They must include:
   Objectives
   A budget
   Who the project will benefit
   Proposed time frame
   How project will be carried on after funding




*Brochures
'Checklist for NGOs'

March/2006




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                                        ORGANISATION
                                Urban Renewal Trust Fund Ltd.
                                          3 Duke Street
                                             Kingston
                                 Tele: 922-3126/7, 924-9434/5
                                         Fax: 922-0054
                                 e-mail: : krc@cwjamaica.com
                              Website: www.kingstonrestoration.com

                       Contact Person: Mr David Goodlit, Project Manager



Area of Interest: Community Development

Mission:
    To provide resources to community based organisations (CBOs) and groups to assist in the
    improvement of the quality of life

Type of Funding:
   Grants

Eligibility:
     CBOs
     Groups

Criteria:
    Access to funding is limited to formally constituted groups of not less than five persons
    The groups should be able to provide:
          Proof of operation for at least 12 months
          Proof that the project is not for the sole benefit of the group
          Documentary proof of a at least one successful project
Restrictions:
    No individuals
    Projects must be located in Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine or St. James

Funding Ceiling:
   J$125,000.

Availability of Funding:
     Grants are made from the interest of a $40 million Trust Fund

Application Procedures:
   Application forms should be properly completed
   Evidence of individuals' ability to execute the project
   Projects should demonstrate continuity and/or sustainability
   Projects should satisfy any of the following programme areas:
        i)      Capacity building
        ii)     Education
        iii)    Micro-enterprise
        iv)     Environment and shelter

    Application forms and brochures are available by calling the office.
    Completed applications should be sent to:



JSIF Funding Guide                            Page 59                                      29/05/2006
                     The Administrator,
                     3 Duke Street
                     Kingston




*Brochures

March/2006




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                                        ORGANISATION
                                         USAID/Jamaica
                                        2-4 Haining Road
                                           Kingston 6
                                         Tele: 926-3645
                                          Fax: 929-9944
                                 e-mail: dlawrence@usaid.gov
                                Website: http://www.usaid.gov/jm.

                     Contact Person: Kimberly Flowers, Communications Officer.
                               Mrs. Denise Lawrence, Communications Specialist.



Area of Interest: Community Development, Environment, Health, and Education

Mission:
    The purpose of the Community Development Fund (CDF) is to demonstrate the US
    Government’s interest in the welfare and self-help endeavours of local communities in
    Jamaica.
Type of Funding:
    Grants

Eligibility:
     Government Agencies
     NGOs (Registered)
     Private Sector
             +
     CBOs

Criteria:
    Based on a project by project basis
    For CDF funding a 50% contribution of total cost is required to receive assistance
    Organization must be in existence for two years
    Be non-political and non –police and non-military in purpose of organization

Restrictions:
   Based on a project by project basis

Funding Ceiling:
   For Environment & Health Programmes it is project dependent

Availability of Funding:
   Funding is available on an annual basis

Application Procedures:
   For Environment and Health programmes it may be on a competitive basis as well as it can
   be by project proposal


March/2006




+
    CBOs are eligible only for the Community Development Fund programme (CDF)

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  USAID (cont.)

  Community Devlopment Fund (CDF)

  This fund supports activities such as vocational training, upgrading community centers, improving
  health facilities, and handicraft development.

  Type of Funding:
     Grants

  Eligibility:
       NGOs
       CBOs

  Criteria:
      A 50% contribution of total cost is required to receive assistance

  Funding Ceiling:
  The amount allocated for CDF 2005/2006 Fiscal Year (FY) is US$160K.

  Availability of Funding:
  Once per year

  Application Procedures:
     Complete an application form, available from USAID office - Contact Hazel Silburn, Office of
     General Development.
     Prior to review and approval of an application for project funding, members of the review
     committee visit the project site to verify aspects of the information supplied on the application
     forms, and to meet with members of the community group.
     After an application is reviewed and approved, and monies paid over the recipient must
     produce all invoices supporting predetermined expenditures made from USAID’s portion of
     the funds.
     In addition, at the end of the project implementation period (usually within six months), USAID
     representatives from its review committee will visit the project site to inspect the finished
     product, and if possible, to observe the community’s usage of this facility/equipment.
     Once the funds are disbursed to an applicant for a specific project, the applicant no longer is
     able to receive any additional funds for the same project, and can only apply for USAID’s
     contribution to another project in another financial year.

               STATUS OF ONGOING CDF GRANTS (at March 2006)
                                       Amount
Name of               Activity       Disbursed                 Completion                  Type of Project
Organization       Description           US$   Activity Status Date
Point Hill      Children's
                                                  Project in
Diagnostic      Educational Cyber   8,000.00                   April 30, 2006              Education (SO12)
                                                  progress
Centre          and Reading Center
Chester Castle
                Agriculture                       Project in
Survivors                            6,500.00                  April 30, 2006            Environment (SO10)
                Enterprise                        progress
Group
St. Stephen
                Establishment of a                Project in
Anglin                              5,000.00                   April 30, 2006              Education (SO12)
                computer facility                 progress
Church
Hope            To equip the Health
                                                  Project in
Worldwide       Centre with medical 10,000.00                  April 30, 2006
                                                  progress
Jamaica         supplies.                                                                   Health (SO11)



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Stony Hill
                   Establishment of a                          Project in
Primary                                       10,000.00                     April 30, 2006     Education (SO12)
                   computer facility                           progress
School
                   Repairing of table and
Mary Bond                                                      Project in                     Education/Environment
                   chairs/construct                                         August 31, 2006       (SO12/SO10)
Basic School       bathroom facilities      10,000.00          progress
Papine High        Refurbishing of                             Project in
School Key         Classrooms for                                           August 31, 2006     Education (SO12)
                                                               progress
Club               Grades 10 and 11         10,000.00
                   Anti -Trafficking In                                     August 31, 2006
                   Persons -assistance
                   with funding skills
                                                               Project in
                   training (basic                                                                Health (SO11)
                                                               progress
                   education and
Church             counseling) and
Action Negril      materials                10,000.00
                   Roof repairs,
Waterworks         purchase kitchen
                                                               Project in
Early              sink, refrigerator,                                      August 31, 2006      Education (SO12)
                                                               progress
Childhood          and other
Institution        equipment                3,000.00
                   Refurbishing of
Cambridge          Cambridge Health                            Project in
Benevolent         Centre & Building of
                                                                            August 31, 2006       Health (SO11)
                                                               progress
Society            Fence                    7,000.00
Elim
                                                               Project in
Community          Assistance with                                          August 31, 2006   Economic Growth (SO9)
Friendly Society   Literacy Program         2,000.00           progress
Santos Football    Refurbishing of Club                        Project in
                                                                            August 31, 2006
Club               House                    10,000.00          progress                           Health (SO11)

   ***All projects must complete within 6-months of the start date.




   March/2006




   JSIF Funding Guide                                     Page 63                               29/05/2006
USAID (cont.)
Special Objective (SPO): Improved Economic and Social Conditions In Targeted Inner City
Communities.

USAID's special objective works within two inner city communities - Grants Pen and
Standpipe - to improve economic and social conditions. This is a "special objective"
because of its limited scope and its highly challenging and non-traditional program
design. Under this special objective USAID works with an NGO, with community-based
organizations which have successful track records in volatile communities, and with the
private sector to reduce crime and violence and to create new employment opportunities.

The special objective has two intermediate results.

Increasing Employment and Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Activities under this intermediate result are designed to create employment opportunities
for the inner city residents by such means as:

             •       Identifying products and services in demand and available within these
                     communities;

             •       Providing vocational and skills training for inner city residents to meet
                     business needs;

             •       Providing micro and small business loans for purchasing raw material,
                     making initial salary payments, paying for piecework and/or transporting
                     finished product to retailer/vendors, etc.

             •       Providing entrepreneurs with access to micro-enterprise lending
                     agencies for business support services;

             •       Identifying retail outlets for the goods and services produced by new and
                     expanded private businesses within and around the communities.

Improved Community Capacity for Conflict Resolution.

Reducing the levels of crime and violence in these communities will lead to citizens
taking greater pride in their community, allow residents to better organize community
events, and to attract businesses to the area. This in turn will provide employment
opportunities to the residents. This intermediate result will seek to improve
communication skills among residents, introduce non-violent ways for residents to vet
their frustrations, and work to overcome local distrust of the police. Conflict resolution will
be addressed by such means as:

             •       Identifying existing and potential community leaders who would benefit
                     from training in communication and conflict resolution skills;

             •       Developing and promoting partnerships with residents, community based
                     organizations, the police, and private sector interests, to find durable
                     solutions to the problems of crime and violence;

             •       Introducing programs and activities that will promote constructive
                     relationships between the residents and police; examples include
                     community sports competitions, collaborative youth club efforts, and
                     other activities




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Environment - Strategic Objective No. 2: Improved Quality of Key Natural Resources in
Selected Areas that are both Environmentally and Economically Significant - $19 million
program

The purpose of this strategic objective is to reverse the trend of environmental degradation by
promoting environmentally sound practices and policies that will result in the sustainable
management of the natural resource base on which Jamaica’s economy depends.

Strategic Objective 2’s response to environmental threats is an integrated “Ridge-to Reef” natural
resource management program that assists community-based NGOs to implement activities, i.e.
agroforestry, eco-tourism, appropriate on-site sanitation solutions and environmental audit
programs, that will improve the quality of coastal waters and upland watersheds. Other
interventions will focus on improving the policy framework and wastewater/sewage management.


Eligibility:
     Government Agencies
     Private Sector
     NGOs.


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USAID (cont.)

Education - Strategic Objective No 3 - Increased Literacy and Numeracy Among Targeted
Jamaican Youth - $12.86 million program

This strategic objective seeks to increase literacy and numeracy among targeted Jamaican youth
through the formal education sector as well as informal sector utilising NGOs. Two programs
assist with achieving the SO: The Uplifting Adolescents Project (UAP I & II) and the New
Horizons for Primary Schools Activity (NHA).

Strategic Objective 4 - The overall objective of this program is to improve the language arts,
literacy and mathematics scores of students 6-12 years of age in a limited number (72) of primary
schools and; and improve the numeracy/literacy skills of “at-risk” youth so that they can either re-
enter the formal education system or prevent them from dropping out of school in the first place.

Eligibility:
• Government Agencies
• Private Sector
• NGO's


Current Program
Achievement of the strategic objective in the education sector is supported by two programs: The
Uplifting Adolescents Project (UAP I & II) and the New Horizons for Primary Schools Activity
(NHA). The ultimate customers of the NHA program is the 72 targeted primary schools’ 28,000
students, 1,900 teachers and 504 primary school board members and community community
representatives. UAP targets approximately 11,000 “at-risk” youth, most of whom are out of
school.


New Horizons for Primary Schools Activity
To address systemic weaknesses of the primary school system and improve the performance of
children in mathematics and reading, this activity provides integrated packages of interventions
directed at primary schools serving children in low-income communities throughout the island.
These interventions are customized to meet the specific needs of each of the 72 target schools.
They include:

•   provision of teaching and learning materials for mathematics and reading;
•   governance and leadership training for school principals and school boards;
•   introduction of improved educational technology;
•   in-service and pre-service teacher training; and
•   nutritional support to poor students and parenting education and training



Uplifting Adolescents Project
To address the needs of adolescents who have, either, dropped out or are at risk of dropping out
of school, USAID works with local NGOs to provide remedial education and training for
reinstatement in school and to improve their social and job skills. UAP I was managed by a U.S.
based contractor (Development Associates, Inc.) and UAP II (began in November 2000) is being
managed through an umbrella NGO, Peoples Action for Community Transformation (PACT).

This project provides grants to NGOs to deliver a package of services to “at-risk” youth ages 10-
18 in selected urban/rural areas throughout the island. Special attention is given to those with




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special circumtances (e.g. substance abuse, pregnancy, hearing impaired). Delivery package of
services include:

•   preventing early child bearing, high-risk births, and the spread of HIV/AIDS/STIs
•   remedial education to improve numeracy and literacy
•   pre-vocational skills training
•   social and family life skills


March/2006




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INDEX OF ORGANISATIONS


Bernard van Leer Foundation (6)
Bob Marley Foundation (7)
Canada Fund (8)
Caribbean Conference of Churches (9)
Carreras Sports Foundation (10)
Cecil. B. Facey Foundation (11)
Citibank N.A. (13)
CVSS/United Way (14)
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany (15)
Embassy of Japan (17)
Enhancing Civil Society Project (18)
Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (20)
European Union (22)
Food for the Poor (29)
Grace Kennedy Foundation (31)
Grace & Staff Community Development Foundation (33)
HEART/NTA (34)
ICWI Foundation (35)
IDB (37)
Jamaica National Building Society Foundation (38)
Jamaica Social Investment Fund (39)
Life of Jamaica Ltd.(42)
Multicare Foundation (43)
NCB Group Foundation (44)
PACT (45)
PAHO (46)
Scotiabank Foundation of Jamaica (47)
Seprod Ltd. (48)
Sports Development Foundation (49)
UNDP (50)
UNESCO/Culture (52)
UNESCO/Education, Culture & Communication (53)
UNESCO/Media (54)
UNFPA (56)
UNICEF (57)
Urban Renewal Trust Fund (59)
USAID (61)




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