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National River Care Fund – Small Grant Programme is an initiative established by Global Environment Centre (GEC) to support local community, community based organisations/non-profit organisations  to pursue their own river conservation initiatives.

The goals are to establish and encourage a river care civil society that has the capability to contribute and demonstrate the best management practices of River Care in Malaysia and to support establishment and sustainability of community based  water and river care programme in Malaysia.

GEC believes this initiative will motivate our community in becoming a river care civil society and provide a platform of collaboration among government, corporates and public.

What we fund?

National River Care Fund is a startup grant/operating grant of RM2000 up to RM5, 000 per project .

 

  •          Awareness raising & community participation activities
  •          Riverine biodiversity conservation
  •          River audit or pollution monitoring
  •          River protection and conservation/restoration of riparian area
  •          River restoration or rehabilitation
  •          Sustainable livelihood linked to river conservation
  •          Disseminate best practices for pollution reduction
  •          River clean up
  •          River habitat creation
  •          RIVER Ranger/SMART Ranger/Dr H2O programme

Eligibility

National River Care Fund must be used for environmental purposes and there are a few minimum requirements that organisations must meet in order to be eligible for the grant.

National River Care Fund Cycle IV is only eligible for Community-based organisations (CBOs) such as Resident Associations, JKKK and Rukun Tetangga; and special interest groups who has interest in the management of their river basins.

The grant must be used for projects located in Malaysia.

·     Selection process

  • The submission date is every 1st of October to 1st December and 1st April to 1st June - for each calendar year.
  • The application of NRCF (cycle IV) of 2017  has been extended to July 31, 2017.
  • The implementation of project should take place January or July respectively.
  • Initial review
    • GEC will select eligible proposals and divide them into categories and undertake an initial ranking according to agreed criterias
  • Final selection
    • The National River Care Fund Advisory Committee will screen shortlisted  proposals and give recommendations to GEC for approval/non approval
    • The Secretariat will contact the selected applicants and thhis is followed by a briefing on project progress and review.
  • Payment
    • Successful applicants will need to signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prior to receiving the grant.
    • The grants are usually paid out in two instalment: i) 70% upon signing the agreement; ii) 30% after receiving final report..
  • Project Implementation
    • Upon receiving the first instalment of the fund, grantee is required to implement the proposed project activities within the first three (3) months.
  • Project Reporting
    • The interim and final reports are to be delivered to GEC by the deadlines stipulated in the contract. Final report must always consist of (1) a narrative report, (2) a financial report. All reports shall be sent together within respective contracted dealines and shall be signed by statutory representative of the grantee.
  • Project Termination
    • Failure to implement the propised activities or made good progress within the first (3) months will cause project termination and grantee is required to refund the grant money to GEC.

How to apply?

Complete and submit the application form. Incomplete form will not be entertained.

The form (in English) is available at NRCF application form (English) .

The application form is also available in other languages:

a) NRCF application form (Bahasa Melayu)

b) NRCF application form (Mandrin)

c) NRCF application form (Tamil)

Application deadline

July 31, 2017

Ask us. We are here to help

The Secretariat is available to clarify all enquiries. Ask us at norazrin@gec.org.my or 037957 2007