Belize Fund for a Sustainable Future Announces the opening of the Grants Award Program (Gap) 2023 grant cycle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   (Belize Fund Media Release 2023/003)

(City of Belmopan, August 4, 2023) – The Belize Fund for a Sustainable Future (Belize Fund) is pleased to announce the opening of the Grants Award Program (GAP) 2023 grant cycle with the launch of its 2nd Call for Proposals (CfP), starting on 4th August and concluding on 3rd November 2023. 

About the Call for Proposals

The 2nd CfP follows a two-step process which involves preparing a Concept Paper for acceptance before developing a full Proposal. The CfP invites project proposals that focus on coastal and marine areas of Belize, in alignment with three of the Belize Fund’s thematic areas, namely sustainable fisheries, climate resilience and blue business innovation.

Furthermore, eligible organizations are invited to submit project proposals under three award categories:

  • Small Grants: Awards up to BZ$50,000, not exceeding one year.
  • Medium Grants: Awards over BZ$50,000 but less than BZ$150,000.00, not exceeding two years.
  • Large Grants: Awards over BZ$150,000.00, not exceeding three years.

The Executive Director of the Belize Fund, Dr Leandra Cho-Ricketts, encourages “All eligible organizations should take advantage of this opportunity to submit their ideas for projects or initiatives that help contribute to a sustainable blue economy for Belize and the conservation of Belize’s coastal and marine resources. Together, we can make a significant impact on the future of our ocean environment.”

Additionally, the first grant cycle of the GAP awarded grants amounting to BZD $3.08 million to six (6) non-government organizations.

Finally, the deadline for submission of concept papers is 25th August 2023 and full proposals is 3rd November 2023. Interested entities can find comprehensive information on the application process, guidelines, and eligibility criteria at For further inquiries and additional information, please contact the Belize Fund team at or

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The Belize Fund for a Sustainable Future (Belize Fund) is a private, non-profit Belizean organization, formally incorporated on 8 March 2022 and established to support conservation and climate change adaptation activities in Belize, with a focus on marine resources. With the involvement of relevant stakeholders, the Belize Fund finances and supports initiatives aligned with Belize’s conservation commitments under the Blue Bonds Loan Agreement to ensure a sustainable future for Belize.


Media Contact: Chalsey Gill Anthony, Communications Officer,

Updated on January 24, 2024.