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To Develop Recycling Centers for
Household Waste in the Caribbean Islands

 

Whole Systems Foundation is inviting proposals for funding to conduct initial planning and pursue major funding for operations to develop recycling centers in the Eastern Caribbean Islands. Whole Systems Foundation is interested in encouraging recycling operations in areas that do not have established programs. The focus in addition to conserving resources is to prevent plastic from entering the ocean and creating long term health and environmental problems as it degrades and concentrates in the oceanic gyres.

 

  • Eligibility: Non Governmental Organizations based in the Eastern Caribbean islands including the Bahamas.
  • Objectives: The purpose of the grants is to encourage and facilitate the initiation of recycling operations to remove plastic, aluminum, steel and cardboard from the waste stream. Other recyclable materials such as batteries and tires may be included as the program develops. The funding may be used to research logistical concerns, marketing options, write grants for major funding, and purchase initial equipment depending on the strategy adopted by the grant seeker.
  • Proposal: The proposal should outline the work that will be done with the funds and include a preliminary plan for the recycling operation which should address the following:

 

  • How the material will be collected.
  • How it will be processed.
  • Where it will be sold.
  • A plan to involve schools and school age children in the recycling program.
  • Educational outreach to the entire community.
  • An effort to establish a deposit on plastic bottles containers to reduce litter and encourage recycling.
  • A budget for operations including ongoing sources of funds if the sale of recycled material does not cover the cost of the operation.
  • Biographical material on the person or persons who will be doing the work and involved in the initial phases of the operation.
  • A financial statement and documentation of the not for profit status of the organization seeking the grant.
  • A mission statement for the organization.
  • Contact information.

 

It is expected that some of these aspects of the plan will be altered as more in depth research and planning is done once the funding is received, but the proposal should include as much of a workable plan as possible.

 

  • Deadline for application for 2010 is November 30, 2010. The RFP may be extended to 2011. If you are unable to respond by November 30, please contact the Foundation to let us know your interest in applying at a future date.
  • There is no set size limit for the proposal, but please be concise. Grant proposals should be submitted electronically to the address(s) below.
  • Grants will be made by December 20, 2010.
  • Grant Amount: maximum of $4,500.
  • If you are interested in responding, please contact us at the addresses below and we can supply further information about existing programs that may serve as a model and reduce the time spent researching options.

 

Please forward this RFP to other individuals or organizations who you feel would be interested.

 

Contact: for more information or to submit at proposal contact Norton Smith and/or
Melanie Smith: melanie (at) whole-systems (dot) org
Norton Smith: norton (at) whole-systems (dot) org

 

Web site: www.whole-systems.org

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Request for Proposals

 

To Develop Recycling Centers for
Household Waste in the Caribbean Islands

 

Whole Systems Foundation is inviting proposals for funding to conduct initial planning and pursue major funding for operations to develop recycling centers in the Eastern Caribbean Islands. Whole Systems Foundation is interested in encouraging recycling operations in areas that do not have established programs. The focus in addition to conserving resources is to prevent plastic from entering the ocean and creating long term health and environmental problems as it degrades and concentrates in the oceanic gyres.

 

  • Eligibility: Non Governmental Organizations based in the Eastern Caribbean islands including the Bahamas.
  • Objectives: The purpose of the grants is to encourage and facilitate the initiation of recycling operations to remove plastic, aluminum, steel and cardboard from the waste stream. Other recyclable materials such as batteries and tires may be included as the program develops. The funding may be used to research logistical concerns, marketing options, write grants for major funding, and purchase initial equipment depending on the strategy adopted by the grant seeker.
  • Proposal: The proposal should outline the work that will be done with the funds and include a preliminary plan for the recycling operation which should address the following:

 

  • How the material will be collected.
  • How it will be processed.
  • Where it will be sold.
  • A plan to involve schools and school age children in the recycling program.
  • Educational outreach to the entire community.
  • An effort to establish a deposit on plastic bottles containers to reduce litter and encourage recycling.
  • A budget for operations including ongoing sources of funds if the sale of recycled material does not cover the cost of the operation.
  • Biographical material on the person or persons who will be doing the work and involved in the initial phases of the operation.
  • A financial statement and documentation of the not for profit status of the organization seeking the grant.
  • A mission statement for the organization.
  • Contact information.

 

It is expected that some of these aspects of the plan will be altered as more in depth research and planning is done once the funding is received, but the proposal should include as much of a workable plan as possible.

 

  • Deadline for application for 2010 is November 30, 2010. The RFP may be extended to 2011. If you are unable to respond by November 30, please contact the Foundation to let us know your interest in applying at a future date.
  • There is no set size limit for the proposal, but please be concise. Grant proposals should be submitted electronically to the address(s) below.
  • Grants will be made by December 20, 2010.
  • Grant Amount: maximum of $4,500.
  • If you are interested in responding, please contact us at the addresses below and we can supply further information about existing programs that may serve as a model and reduce the time spent researching options.

 

Please forward this RFP to other individuals or organizations who you feel would be interested.

 

Contact: for more information or to submit at proposal contact Norton Smith and/or
Melanie Smith: melanie (at) whole-systems (dot) org
Norton Smith: norton (at) whole-systems (dot) org

 

Web site: www.whole-systems.org