Free training for Caribbean Island nationals in project planning & fundraising - January 21 deadline

Are you an early-career conservationist who is interested in designing and raising funds for conservation projects in the Caribbean islands? Do you need support with drafting proposals or pitching your ideas to donors?
Free training for Caribbean Island nationals in project planning & fundraising - January 21 deadline

The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is hosting a workshop to increase the capacity of early-career conservationists from the Caribbean Islands (with the exception of Cuba) to obtain funding from small grants donors. Depending on restrictions this workshop will be held either in-person or online. 

During the workshop, 16 participants will be guided through the entire project development and proposal writing process and will acquire in-depth information on a range of proposal-related topics. The workshop will primarily use the manual Institutional Fundraising for Conservation Projects as a primary training guide. Selected participants will develop their own conservation projects, learn from case studies and practical exercises, partake in daily quizzes and meet donors funding conservation projects in the region. 

This is a 1-2 week workshop with 5-10 live sessions taking place from 7-11 March (full-time if in-person) or 7-18 March (2.5 hours a day if online). In order to apply for this workshop please fill out this online application form found here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9RPCZ7G no later than Friday 21 January 2022. We will notify you of our decision soon after the deadline. 

Cost of Workshop: CLP is covering the entire cost of the course, including full travel to the course if it is held in-person (including flights) and will consider supporting trainees’ connectivity to the online training e.g. internet access. 

Eligibility:
• This workshop is designed for early-career conservationists with limited fundraising
experience. We will accept applications from nationals of all Caribbean islands with the exception of Cuba.
• This workshop will be taught in English. Applicants must have a good understanding of written and spoken English.
• Applicants must have no more than 5 years of professional paid conservation experience
• Applicants should be planning to submit an application to the Conservation Leadership Programme or other donor soon after the workshop.
• It is essential that accepted applicants commit to the following days training days: 7-11 March if in-person, or 7-18 March if online.
• If the training is delivered in-person you must have a valid, in-date passport and be able to travel to Jamaica during the training period.
• If the training is delivered online you must be have reliable internet connection to participate. CLP can support with internet costs if required.