Apply Now! – Capacity Development Workshop (Trinidad and Tobago): Proposal Writing

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding a three-year Local Capacity for Local Solutions project geared at improving the managerial and operational capacity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC). The project will utilize innovative methods that support organizations to be more efficient, effective and sustainable. RTI International is the prime implementer of the project and the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) is a contracted partner. Countries that the project targets include: 1) Antigua and Barbuda; 2) Barbados; 3) Dominica; 4) Grenada; 5) Guyana; 6) St. Kitts and Nevis; 7) St. Lucia; 8) St. Vincent and the Grenadines; 9) Suriname; and 10) Trinidad and Tobago.

The project will build the hard and soft skills of NGOs working in the focal areas of environment, HIV/AIDS, youth/citizen security and LGBTI. The project will utilize innovative methods and approaches to deliver capacity training that supports organizations to expand their service delivery and improve their sustainability.   

The Local Capacity for Local Solutions project is offering 15 scholarships to NGO leaders/managers to attend a Capacity Development Workshop: Proposal Writing. The participants must work in the focal areas identified (environment, HIV/AIDS, youth/citizen security, LGBTI) and be BASED IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.

Scholarship Offer: 
The Local Capacity for Local Solutions project is offering 15 scholarships which are only available to NGO personnel whose portfolio contains proposal writing. Only one representative per organisation will be chosen to attend. 

The scholarship covers tuition, workshop materials, meals and (airfare, accommodation and incidentals for participants travelling from Tobago). 

A letter of endorsement from the supporting organisation is required, which indicates the nature of the relationship between the applicant and the endorsing organization, the reason for endorsing the applicant and the expected benefits to the organisation from the applicant’s participation. (Please note your application will not be reviewed without the letter of endorsement. Candidates are expected to be endorsed by the organization that they are employed.)
Proposed dates: February 4th-8th, 2019
Location: Trinidad
Deadline for Application: Friday 11th January, 2019 by 11:59 pm (UTC/GMT -4).
5 replies
  1. Aisha
    Aisha says:

    Pleasant day,
    What is the overall cost to attend this workshop without scholarship (since a it was stated to list your donors) ?
    I am based in Tobago

  2. Brianna
    Brianna says:

    Good Day,

    I have a query regarding your note on ‘participants being based in Trinidad’. I am a Trinidad and Tobago citizen currently active in an environmental NGO based in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Will I still be eligible to apply?

  3. F. Steele
    F. Steele says:

    Hi pleasant day to you. I was doing the final part of the application on Friday and got my endorsement letter uploaded but not the form itself. When I tried and re-tried to submit, I got the error message saying the survey was closed. So my submission was incomplete.


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