MEPA Trust is a grant-making entity that was established to provide a sustainable flow of funds that will enable the Trust to support the long-term management and expansion of Antigua and Barbuda’s areas of land and/or sea.
Funding Activities That Contribute To The Sustainability Of Antigua and Barbuda’s Biological Diversity.
Call for Proposals
Established in 2015, the Marine Ecosystems Protected Area (MEPA) Trust is a not for profit organization registered under the Companies Act of Antigua and Barbuda. It is a grant-making entity that was established to provide a sustainable flow of funds that will enable the Trust to support the long-term management and expansion of Antigua and Barbuda’s areas of land and/or sea. It is specifically dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity and natural resources and other activities that contribute substantially to the conservation, protection and maintenance of biodiversity as identified after consultation with stakeholders.
Grant Making Goals
In consideration of the MEPA Trust’s mandate, the MEPA Trust will work towards achieving the following Grant-Making Goals:
Protect and Enhance Ecosystems
Strengthen the governance and management effectiveness of Protected Areas (PAs)
Increased human and financial resources for PAs from governments and communities
Education and Awareness
Support Sustainable Livelihoods
Types of Projects and Programmes that this Grant will support
The MEPA Trust will support single grants lasting no more than two years, ranging from $5000 – $50,000 USD, and may adjust this range as is needed. Depending on project outcomes, grantees may be able to apply for and receive more funding following the completion of the first grant. The MEPA Trust may consider funding grantee activities including:
Natural Resource and biodiversity management activities
Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction activities
Education and Awareness
Technical Support / Capacity Building
Basic Equipment / Tools
Who Can Apply?
A variety of different types of recipients in Antigua and Barbuda will be eligible to receive grants from the MEPA Trust. All eligible organizations or individuals must be legally-registered entities in Antigua and Barbuda and have the necessary organizational infrastructure (e.g., bank account, leadership, necessary staff capacity) to support the implementation of the project.