April 25, 2022, Victoria, Seychelles – The Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT) has launched the sixth call for proposals under the Blue Grants Fund (BGF). The interested applicants are invited to submit their project proposals before June 6, 2022, using the online portal at SeyCCAT.com.
This year, the BGF 6 is accepting applications from the projects that support Marine Protected Areas under Strategic Objective 1 of the SeyCCAT Charter: Support new and existing marine and coastal protected areas and sustainable use zones.
In 2022, the BGF 6 is seeking to disburse approximately SCR24 million to impactful and innovative local projects that help advance the blue economy, conservation, and climate adaptation agendas in Seychelles. The BGF offers small (up to SCR100,000), medium (up to SCR 1 million), and large grants (up to SCR 2 million).
Any citizen of Seychelles, locally registered NGO or CSO, businesses, parastatal organization, government agencies or departments may submit a proposal if they have legally existed and operated in Seychelles for a minimum of one year. The deadline for concept notes for the sixth BGF call is June 6, 2022.
Mumtaz Hasan, SeyCCAT’s grants manager says: “We are thrilled to enter the sixth year of the BGF and support Seychelles’ Marine Protected Areas. This is an important agenda, and we will work with BGF applicants to build strong proposals that can benefit MPAs. We hope to see many research proposals and feasibility studies that can help us better understand the needs of MPAs and help advance their sustainable use. As always, we offer lots of training opportunities and 1-on-1 support to interested applicants,”- she added. Ms. Hasan encouraged the Seychelles community to reach out to the SeyCCAT team for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Blue Business Grant
In 2022, SeyCCAT continues offering the Blue Business Grant in partnership with the Trois Freres Distillery, a well-established Seychellois business. The Blue Business Grant offers up to SCR150,000 to for-profit projects and can be used as start-up capital for a brand-new blue business idea. Additionally, the successful applicant will receive business mentorship from the management of the distillery.
The Blue Business Grant applications should support the Strategic Objective 5 of SeyCCAT:Trial and nurture business models to secure the sustainable development of Seychelles’ blue economy.
Full details about SeyCCAT, the application process, and the specific request for proposals can be found online at www.seyccat.org . Reach us at email@example.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram at SeyCCAT for updates.