Barbadians missing out on grant funding
The ability to submit a project proposal which scores high on the evaluation grid of various international donor agencies cannot be underestimated.
This point was emphasised by Director of the Research and Planning Unit in the Economic Affairs Division (EAD), Patrick McCaskie, as he spoke yesterday at the start of a two-day Proposal Writing Workshop held in the Bridgetown Meeting Room of the Baobab Towers in Warrens, St. Michael.
Following a session held last June, this final phase of the Proposal Writing Workshop was hosted by the EAD, in collaboration with the Human Resource Development Strategy (HRDS) Unit of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, with support from the European Commission, for the benefit of key staff members within government, the private sector and civil society organisations. “The strength of your proposal determines whether you are awarded the grant or whether you will be rejected,” McCaskie told those gathered.
He added, “Barbados is classified as a high income country and does not receive high levels of grant or concessional financing, therefore, developing the capacity to strengthen the proposals which are submitted is extremely important.”