The Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR) is establishing a Community Telecommunications Grant scheme to enable communities throughout Vanuatu to develop new telecommunications and ICT projects or programs for the benefit of the local community. These projects will be financially supported by the Universal Access Fund (UAF) from contributions to the UAF by the TRR as its voluntary contributions in accordance with section 19(4) and (5) of the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulations Act No.30 of 2009.
In accordance with the TRR UAF financial handling procedures, TRR will allocate funds to support projects provided that 30% of the overall project budget has been raised and are available.
Generally, these grants will be for one off activity which must be completed within 12 months and do not require ongoing financial support from the TRR.
The TRR may also consider applications for projects that are of a significant benefit to the community for extra support where required.
In such cases the TRR is prepared to discuss and consider such a project, however, contact must be made with the TRR prior to application to discuss the details.
The TRR CTG Grants support a broad range of impacted areas including;
• Community Training and Capacity Building
• Health Support
• Education Support
• Cultural Heritage and Arts Support
• Aged and Disability Support
• Family and Youth Support
Your Grant Application must support one of these impact areas. If you believe your application is for a charitable project outside these areas, please contact the CEO/Regulator to discuss the details.
Please download below all the information you require to apply for Community Telecommunications Grant (CTG):
Your grant application can be completed digitally, saved, printed and attached to other relevant information required as detailed on page 2.
Please ensure that you have read the Grant Agreement form
Please ensure you have provided 5 COPIES of each of the following documents;
• Grant Application form
• Organisation supporting information
• Charitable status
Remember that Grant applications close on 31st March 2018.
TRR wishes all applicants the best of luck in their applications.