Scenic view of lake, mountains in background.
Prespa Lake.
© Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust

Call for Letters of Inquiry for Small Grants

A Joint Call with the Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and The Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust (PONT) are combining resources and issuing a joint call for proposals for wider Prespa area.

Eligible Countries: Albania and North Macedonia
Opening Date: Wednesday 15 January 2020
Closing Date: Friday 21 February 2020, 14:00 CET
Budget: Maximum budget per project is €50,000. The overall budget available under this call is €200,000 (€100,000 from PONT and €100,000 from CEPF).
Theme: Strategic Direction 2 (sustainable management of water catchments) and Strategic Direction 4 (conservation of plants)

How to Apply

Non-governmental organizations, scientific institutions and academic institutions are invited to submit a letter of inquiry for this open call. The applicant must be a legally established and tax-registered organization for at least the past two years in either Albania or North Macedonia.

To apply for a grant under this call, complete the English application form available here, and email it to PONT Grants Coordinator Oliver Avramoski at

Before applying, please carefully read the call for proposals document, available below, as it provides detailed requirements and instructions.

More Information

Call for Proposals
- English (PDF - 491 KB)

Ecosystem Profile
- English (PDF - 31 MB)

Ecosystem Profile Summary
- English (PDF - 4.6 MB)
- French (PDF - 5 MB)

Additional Resources
- 12 Tips for Getting Your Grant Idea Funded
- CEPF and Gender
- Life Cycle of a CEPF Grant