Capacity Building Support for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

What the project is for:

The South Pacific Commission (SPC) invites applicants to submit their project proposal. The support available under this Call for Proposal (CFP) is to increase/strengthen the capacity of MSMEs trading in kava, coconuts, coffee, and turmeric industries. With this targeting intra-regional and international trade, this includes exporting to the European Union (EU) market (through the EU-Pacific States Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and/or other preferred EU trade schemes. The support given to the MSMEs is for:

• Certification

• Product development

• Market intelligence

• Participation at trade shows

• Business to business meetings

• Technical support in crop production

• Business mentoring

• Training and workshops

• Export related infrastructure

• Equipment

The overall objective of the SAFE Pacific Project is to contribute to improving the economic and social benefits for the 15 PACP member states arising from stronger regional economic integration.

This (SAFE Pacific) project funded by the European Union will accept applications from the following countries: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Women-led and youth-led enterprise that apply sound environmental practices are strongly encouraged to apply.

Important Dates or Key Points to remember:

Only one proposal per applicant is permitted, but applicants may apply for multiple forms of support.

Your proposal must be received no later than 31/08/2022 and by 5PM Tonga Time.

If an applicant has questions or seeks clarification relating to the CFP. Submit the questions in writing to grants@spc.int with the subject line: Clarification CFP 22-4105. The deadline for submission of clarifications is 17/08/2022 and by 5PM Tonga Time.

Applicants must, as part of the grant application, be able to show that they will be in a position to make a financial and/or non-financial contribution of 30% of the value of the total grant awarded. This is the applicant’s contribution to co-funding the grant action.

Please read the instructions carefully before submitting your application. In order for your proposal to be considered, you must provide all prescribed information by the closing date and in the specified format.

For more details regarding the application please refer to the Call for Proposal (CFP) and SPC website: https://www.spc.int/grants

To view the application form, please visit this page https://www.spc.int/grants/22-4105-capacity-building-support-for-micro-small-and-medium-enterprises-msmes

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