Strengthening Sustainable Environment and Natural Resource Management, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Uganda (SENRMCAM) is a project funded by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and implemented by World Wide Fund for Nature, Uganda Country Office (WWF UCO) on behalf of the Government of Uganda. The project aims to strengthen the efforts and capacities of Local Governments, Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) and communities to sustainably manage and utilize natural resources and build climate change resilient societies.

The project has four key outputs:

i)                   Biodiversity conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems demonstrated.

ii)                Sustainable Land Management practices identified and replicated.

iii)                Efficient utilization of biomass energy, promotion of renewable energy technologies and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

iv)                Climate Change resilience promoted.

This project is implemented in collaboration with responsible parties drawn from various ministries, local government and CSOs. The project partners include the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE), Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD), Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), Ministry of Local Government (MoLG), and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Call for Project Proposals

As one of the ways to accelerate the implementation of the project and build capacity of the civil society, the project is inviting proposals from NGOs and CBOs in the districts of  Arua, Nebbi, Nwoya, Ntoroko, Bundibugyo, Buliisa, Rakai, Buhweju, Bushenyi, Mbarara, Kiruhura, Kamuli, Nakasongola, Kabale, Kanungu, Kisoro, Soroti, Busia, Kiboga, Luwero, Jinja, Sembabule, Lwengo, Kalungu, Kasese, Mitooma, Rubirizi, Abim, Bududa, Mbale, Moroto, Kotido, Isingiro, Masindi, Masaka,Wakiso and Manafwa to benefit from its small grants scheme.

 The proposed projects may cover but are not limited to the following focal areas:

  1. Sustainable land management
  2. Biodiversity conservation and restoration on private/communal lands
  3. Livelihood improvement enterprises
  4. Renewable energy technologies
  5. Climate change adaptation and mitigation

How to apply

Interested applicants are advised to pick a project proposal template from the WWF UCO Offices at the address below or from Natural Resource offices of the districts mentioned above.

Proposals in hard copy only must be submitted to the address below by 30th January, 2014, not later than 4.00pm.  

The Project Manager


WWF Uganda Country Office

P. O. Box 8758, Kampala

Plot 2 Sturrock Road, Kololo

Tel: 0414 540 064



26 thoughts on “CALL FOR PROPOSALS

    • Thanks for your interest, Joseph. The advert indicated that the guidelines were available in hard copy at our offices along Sturrock Road, Kololo (right opposite Lohana Academy). I have posted a copy of the guidelines on the blog but a better formatted copy can be got from the WWF offices.

  1. am Ahurra Thomas More the executive Director of Agriculture Integrated Development(AID) which is promoting agriculture and environmental conservation in Ntoroko District and i have seen the call for proposal on SENRMCAM project but accessing a proposal template is still a problem, there fore i kindly request for it,thank you.

  2. Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment is an INGO working in Kasese. We implement institutional capacity building activities with the local organizations in Uganda including those implementing climate change programs. We assess the local organization’s capacity in planning sustainable projects, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and provide training and one on one support to address the gap identified. The training is provided in areas of conducting community needs assessment, project design and management, monitoring and evaluation, grant writing, human resource management and others. Are we eligible to apply for SENRMCAM project?.

    Do you have the proposal template in e-format?

    What is the maximum funding amount?

    Thank you.

  3. The Application forms are not yet in the districts, please could we know which districts have recieved the forms? And can i have another contact of your offices other than the Landline because my efforts to get through have been fruitless., Thanks.

    • Dear Moses,

      What’s your district? District Natural Resource Officers are supposed to give copies of the guidelines with interested persons. What’s your email contact?

  4. Does the NGO or CBO actually have to be located in one of the listed districts or can it be from Kampala, but working in that district?

    • Hello,

      Is there anything in particular you would like to know? General information about the project can be got on this blog and via our email newsletters. You can also get information by visiting our offices (WWF) in Kololo. Thank you for your interest.

      • I guess what people (including me) are interested in is the time frame for the SGP: when will the evaluations have finished; when are selected projects announced; when can the projects actually start.

      • The Project Management Unit is already evaluating the proposals. The project has a small grants committee that will do its own evaluation. There may be a need to do physical verification of some groups to be sure they exist. Selected projects will be informed after these steps, possibly in April. Unsuccessful applicants will also be informed. Thank you.

  5. We are a newly registered CBO in Entebbe municipality with specific interest in municipal solid waste management. We are obviously late for this call for proposal and since we are still new with little experience, chances are that we wouldn’t have benefited from the call anyway. We therefore have two inquiries to make.
    1. Is this a rolling program that we can expect that next near or any other time in future there will be another call for proposal?
    2. Does it allow for joint proposal say, us with little experience co-submitting a proposal with a more experienced organization not registered or operating in Entebbe?
    Thank you

    • Dear Paul,

      To your first question, yes, there is a possibility of a fresh call of proposals in 2015.

      And yes, you can co-submit a proposal with another organisation

      Thank you

  6. Kennedy
    We work under a project funded by UNHCR in refugee operations in Isingiro district implementing livelihood improvement and environment conservation in the settlement. The fact that the period for the proposals have past, my question are.
    1- in case of future proposals does our project qualify for this kind of funding.
    2- Can the newsletter be accessed in the personal mail for future updates?

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