Applications for funding under the Pacific Fund 2012 were opened in 2011. Applicants were invited to submit their project proposals to the French Embassy by 1st December 2011.
The Pacific Fund of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was created in 1986 to promote social, economic, scientific and cultural development and integration in the Pacific. Proposals should therefore have a strong Pacific component and either have benefits for Pacific countries or the region as a whole, and preferably have active involvement from organizations, research institutes, universities, etc., in the Pacific (especially New Caledonia French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna). Candidates are reminded that the Fund usually favours projects with co-funding of at least 50 % of the total cost coming from other sources.
For funding during 2012, applications were to be submitted before 1st December 2011
Priority was given to cooperation programs that promote the regional integration of the three French Pacific territories. This involved giving priority to the following projects:
projects designed to strengthen the relations that France and the French Pacific territories have with Pacific island countries
projects likely to involve companies, research centres and universities in New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna and to promote the know-how and potentials of those territories
projects designed to strengthen the activities of those Pacific regional organisations in which the French Pacific territories have full membership or foster relations with organisations that have a notable influence in this part of the world
projects that make it possible to promote French language and culture in the Pacific.
The Fund usually requires co-funding for all operations. The funding can be either a direct contribution from the project’s beneficiary, the participation of other donors or the provision of human and material resources.
The themes promoted by the Pacific Fund are inspired by the main guidelines set out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for our relations with the Pacific. They also reflect the priorities of both the French Pacific territories and the Pacific Plan: health, sustainable development and the environment, agriculture, good governance, Pacific island culture and heritage, fisheries resources, regional economic integration…
Projects may be submitted by governments, regional organisations, NGOs , universities, research institutes or private firms. The Fund is not designed to fund scholarships for study in metropolitan France.
For further information on eligibility, procedures, etc., please find attached a memo from the Pacific Fund Ambassador.
To apply, complete the following documents