A few updates and reminders about the 2016 JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence in Trinidad & Tobago:
BACKGROUND: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) GEF Small Grants Programme provides civil society organisations with technical and financial support in the form of grant funding, to projects focused on environmental conservation and restoration, while enhancing people’s livelihoods and well‐being.
These environment-centered ‘small grant projects’ embody the very essence of sustainable development by “thinking globally acting locally.” The grant funding is now in its Operational Phase 6 (OP6), the objective of which is, “to support the creation of global environmental benefits and the safeguarding of the global environment through community and local solutions that complement and add value to national and global level action.”
Civil society organisations can apply for grants in the following areas:
SUBMIT A COMPLETED NOMINATION FOR THE 2016 JB FERNANDES AWARD FOR NGO EXCELLENCE IN TRINIDAD & TOBAGO to be entered into a drawing to win a HP Stream 13″ Laptop with Free Microsoft Office 365 Personal for One Year.
You do not need to win the Award to win the laptop. Any organisation that submits a complete nomination will be entered to win. Deadline for receipt of completed nominations is
WEDNESDAY, 23RD MARCH 2016 – extended to Wednesday, 30th MARCH 2016.
To be considered a complete nomination, organisations must submit the following:
HP Laptop Specifications
Winner will be notified by 1st May 2016. Laptop will be made available for pick up at the T&T NGO Professionals Institute in May 2016 at the Hyatt Trinidad.
Skype Q&A Session: 2016 JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence in Trinidad & Tobago
Do you have questions about the nomination process? Want tips for applying? Want to know what makes for a successful nomination?
Join our JB Fernandes Award Skype Q&A Session!
MONDAY, 22nd February 10th, 11am – 12pm (TT Time).
Winning organisation receives a US $5,000 cash donation, deadline for receipt of award nominations is
23RD MARCH 2016, deadline extended to 30th MARCH 2016.
Skype Address: laura.kaufmanniie
Email email@example.com to let us know you’ll be joining us for this Q&A Session.
Does your NGO or civil society organization deserve recognition?
Nominations are open for the 2016 JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence in Trinidad & Tobago! Sponsored by the JB Fernandes Memorial Trust, the Award celebrates organisations in Trinidad and Tobago that are national models of excellence, improving their communities and utilising best practices in nonprofit management.
The winning organisation will receive $5,000 US and be honored at the 2016 T&T NGO Professionals Institute, which will be held in June 2016 in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
The purpose of the award is to:
The nomination deadline
is WEDNESDAY, 23RD MARCH has been extended to WEDNESDAY, 30TH MARCH 2016.
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WHAT: FREE Capacity Building Workshop for Civil Society Organisations organised by the Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute.
Date & Time: Thursday, 10th December 2015, 8am to 3pm
Location: Kapok Hotel, 16-18 Cotton Hill, St. Clair, Trinidad)
“If you are a CSO senior staffer or Board Member, attend this free one-day Capacity Building Workshop based on the Civil Society Accountability Toolkit designed by the Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute and the Commonwealth Foundation.”
“Participants will benefit from specialised sessions on Board Governance, Human Resource Management and Financial Management.” Link to flyer.
Registration: Contact Anika St. Louis at 626-5756 or firstname.lastname@example.org.