Ecofund is a fundraising mechanism given to local community groups which aims to support the local initiative in Eastern Indonesia, especially in Papua, Maluku and North Maluku with a minimum support be given outside of those focus area. The main source of Ecofund coming from Econusa’s funding partner that support Econusa’s vision and values. The objectives of Ecofund are as
- Providing financial access for local CSO to create the sustainability of natural resources management in East Indonesia
- Enhancing the capacity of local CSO to manage the program that comply with proper standard in national as well as international
- Increasing the collaboration between Econusa Foundation with other local CSO to support community’s welfare
Ecofund focus area including:
- Strengthening the rights of indigenous people and local community
- Building community resilience in sustainable management of natural resources, community-based business development and sustainable livelihoods
- Low carbon development, policy advocacy, national and sub-national
- Publishing local initiatives in Eastern Indonesia to public and media
- Mobilization of public support to Youth and Women group
Econusa Foundation is not separating the concept for small grant and program collaboration for both thematic and/or cross cutting issues. All proposals should be correlated with Econusa’s program for the sustainability of resources management in Eastern Indonesia. Therefore, the focus area that can be submitted by local organization in managing the Ecofunds is including but not limited to:
- Strengthening the capacity of Indigenous people
Establishing stakeholder forum, planning, training, technical assistance, program management and collaboration; land use planning and natural resources management in community level
Increasing public awareness; pilot project of land/forest/sea, conduct mapping of land/forest; forest fire prevention; restoration of forest and coastal ecosystems; biodiversity management; training of forest and sea resource management
Conduct research related to forest protection in Eastern Indonesia (Papua and Maluku Islands), in order to influence policies at the provincial and national levels.
Investment in ecotourism development; forest management through collaboration with various parties (Government/community/CSO); establishment of nurseries; planning at the community level; market research and business feasibility.
Cross cutting issues are as follows:
Involvement of women, youth and disable people
Human Rights, Anti Corruption and Climate Change
EcoFund area for Small Grant are as follows:
- Prioritization is for Papua and Maluku islands
- Another area in Indonesia
EcoFund area for program collaboration:
- Papua and West Papua
- Maluku islands
- Small Fund, Econusa does not specify a specific time limit for proposal submission, the proposal should be in line with the respected partner’s activity plan
- Program collaboration, should be in line with Econusa’s working plan period.
Proposal review will go through under two selection methods which are, selection of administrative and substance of issue.
The administrative requirement are as follows:
- CSO (non profit) or university research and study (local/national)
- Should have legal entity in accordance with Law no.17, 2013 for Civil Society Organization
- The Civil society of indigenous people in village area, who does not have the legal entity; they shall obtain recommendation letter from the head village or religious institution (church or mosque); or with reference from respected public figure in the same area
- The local partner should have independently carried out a development program at their area for at least one year.
- Having a capable human resources to implement the project.
- Being capable to comply with all of Econusa’s requirement