Matched Grant Statement of Interest Form for GSA Sustainability Partners
In partnership with the US Agency for International Development, the Global Shea Alliance (GSA) is launching a five-year, $3,000,000 USD matching grant fund to support the implementation of GSA sustainability work streams: (1) warehouses for women shea collectors; (2) capacity building and business training for women’s groups receiving warehouses; (3) health and safety pilot projects; (4) research and development of planting materials; (5) parkland management trainings for shea communities; and (6) conservation pilot projects.
The GSA seeks proposals that address all six work streams, and proposes the use of matched funding for work streams 2, 5, and 6. Through the distribution of these funds, the GSA will develop collaborations amongst registered sustainability partners including women’s groups, food and cosmetic brands, suppliers, and NGOs in order to develop synergies across work streams, leverage public and private funding, and ensure market access for women’s groups.
This Statement of Interest Form will constitute Phase 1 of the Collaboration Development process for the matched grant funding and can be found above.