FAQ

1. Can I apply for funding at any time during the year?
EFJ issues a Call for Proposals once per year and major funding requests can only be received during the 8-week period of the Call. After the deadline date and time proposals cannot be received or reviewed. However, EFJ does have a Discretionary Grant Fund that will support requests outside of a Call period but only for Projects that will cost JA$200,000 or less.
 
2. Does EFJ assist Organisations with Proposal Writing?
With the announcement of a Call, proposal writing workshops are offered in select Parishes. 
 
3. Does my Organisation have to be legally registered in order to receive funding from EFJ?
While EFJ prefers that organisations are legally registered, we will provide funding to non-registered Organisations that can demonstrate a defined structure,  have been operable with relevant record keeping systems (minutes, financial statements, etc.) and has a clear Board or Committee in place.
 
4. Can I submit a proposal aimed at generating profit for the NGO or CBO?
EFJ cannot provide funding to the Private Sector and can only support NGOs or CBOs with income generating projects aimed at impacting communities or supporting institutional capacity for continued or further implementation of programmes and projects.
 
5. Can an individual receive grant funding?
EFJ provides funding support to Non-Governmental or Community-Based Organisations that have a clear structure such as an oversight committee or Board. Support can only be provided to individuals via a scholarship (see GA2 Application Form). This is a very limited fund for conference participation and post-graduate studies. The applicant must also justify the national benefit of the scholarship and work for an NGO or CBO is a major asset.
 
6. What is the maximum amount of funding approved locally that a grantee can receive?
The Jamaican equivalent of US$100, 000.
 
7. What happens after my proposal is refused? Can I apply again?
Yes you may apply again.
 
8. If I submitted a proposal in the Call of the previous year and it was not approved and I intend to submit the same proposal in the current Call, will I have to re-submit?
Yes. All proposals must be submitted on the Application Form for the appropriate Call. The format of the Form may also change annually and also may not include the theme under which you previously applied.
 
9. Is there a process that allows an Organisation to make an appeal should their proposal be declined?
The EFJ does not have an appeals process. The Call process is very competitive and the decision of the EFJ Board is final.
 
10. Can my organisation submit more than one Project proposal?
Yes you may submit more than one.
 
11. What happens after approval?
 When a project is approved the Organisation will be notified and at most two relevant persons invited to attend an Orientation session. A Grant Agreement will also be signed by the new Grantee. Ongoing progress reporting and monitoring by EFJ Secretariat Staff will occur at regular intervals until project completion and submission of final report.
 
12. If I have received a Grant from the EFJ, does that automatically make me a member of the EFJ?
No. Membership with the EFJ requires a separate process and it is not automatic that a grantee will be a member. (See Membership)

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