To provide funding for residents within the Territory on projects that are beneficial to the Virgin Islands.


Step 1:  Submit a proposal to the BVI National Commission for UNESCO.

Step 2:  The proposal is then modified into grant format by the Secretary General of the BVI National Commission for UNESCO.

Step 3:  The proposal is then submitted to the UNESCO Headquarters located in Paris, France.

Step 4:  The proposal then goes to the Executive Board at UNESCO Headquarters for final review. 

Step 5:  UNESCO Headquarters would then correspond with the Secretary General if the proposal was approved or disapproved. 

Step 6:  Funding is then sent from UNESCO Headquarters to the BVI National Commission for UNESCO.

Step 7:  Funds are then dispersed upon receipt of invoice(s).

Step 8:  The final report needs to be submitted prior to the last dispersal of funds. 

Supporting Documents

UNESCO Project Proposals

UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) is not a funding agency. However, the Organization has a biennial Programme and budget, which aims to encourage activity in the fields of UNESCO’S competence-Education, Science, Culture, and Communications. Accordingly, Member States and Associate Members are encouraged to submit project proposals for the consideration of UNESCO’S secretariat in Paris. 

Project proposals may come from individuals, groups, and organizations in civil society, or they may come from departments or governments. They may even come from a combination of sources because UNESCO recognizes the importance of coordinated effort and public/private partnerships.

In the UNESCO context a project is regarded as a series of activities, intended to achieve a specific objective, and having a predetermined budget. The preparation of a project proposal involves the consideration of the following questions: Where are we now? Where would we like to be? How do we get there? How do we know when we get there? In other words, the implementation of a project anticipates some change at the community level or institution level.

The typical format for a project proposal should include the following information:

Context and Justification (Background):
Purpose (Reason):
Output (Product):
Quantitative and Qualitative Indicators
Provisions for Evaluation/reviews:

Method of Applying

Submit the proposal to the BVI National Commission for UNESCO or by Email

Turn Around Time

Varies depending on outcome of Executive Board decision.

Department Contact Information

BVI National Commission for UNESCO

Ministry and Education and Culture
P.O. Box 72
Wickham's Cay 1
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email Address:

Telephone: 1(284) 468-2527 | 1(284) 468-2528
Fax: 1(284) 468-2529