NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (MARCH 14, 2016) — The following is a notice from the Premier’s Ministry in the Nevis Island Administration regarding available funding for small projects in St. Kitts and Nevis by the New Zealand High Commission Fund.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in St. Kitts and Nevis is pleased to inform of the New Zealand High Commission Fund for small projects in St. Kitts and Nevis.
For 2015-2016, the general areas of focus for the Fund are (1) Environment (2) Agriculture and (3) Women’s and youth empowerment through entrepreneurship.
The funding cap is approximately US$10,000 and applications should be submitted to the High Commission in Bridgetown by March 31, 2016. The New Zealand High Commission is aiming to commence the release of funds in April 2016.
The Fund supports small scale, short-term community projects that contribute to wider community well-being. The projects must be in line with New Zealand Aid Programme’s mission of “Sustainable development in developing countries, in order to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world”.
The Fund is aimed primarily at community groups and NGOs but other types of organisations e.g. schools, business associations may apply. Check with the New Zealand High Commission/Embassy. The Fund does not support individual businesses.
No individual project will be supported for longer than two years. Supporting different peojects by the same partner over a longer duration is possible.
What Will Not Be Funded:
• Political, religious or evangelical activities N.B. faith-based groups are not excluded where the proposed project is consistent with the purpose of the Fund, does not exclude folowers of other religions and the funds are not used to support proselytising
• Site visits
• Unsolicited donations
• Individual student scholarships
• International airfares/overseas conference attendance
• On-going (recurrent) funding of recipients’ operational/organisational costs such as wages and salaries, office items and communications
Application forms can be obtained from the Premier’s Ministry at Bath Hotel.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mrs. Wainelle Alleyne-Jones
New Zealand High Commission Bridgetown
Lower Collymore Rock