Overview

WHO WE ARE

Since 1979, the Basic Needs Trust Fund has impacted over 3 million people in poor communities throughout the Region by investing in community-led development.
 
WHAT WE DO

CDB, with financing from the Special Development Fund (Unified)  and counterpart funding from beneficiary Governments, manages BNTF.  Using the Bank’s resource allocation formula, funds are granted to countries eligible to participate in BNTF which currently include Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname.  Sectors receiving funding include: education and human resources development, including livelihoods enhancement; water and sanitation; and basic community access and drainage.  Other areas supported include project management, institutional development, monitoring and evaluation, and provision of technical services. CDB retains some funds for regional coordination.

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WHO CAN APPLY

Individuals, organisations and governments in BNTF participating countries that are focused on poverty reduction and empowering vulnerable groups, including women, children and the elderly can apply.  Community participation is essential to every sub-project, as this facilitates local ownership of BNTF investments and enhances social capital within each community.

 

How to Apply

Contact the Implementing Agency in a BNTF Participating Country for details on the application process. The Implementing Agency will provide an application form. Following, a sub-project proposal, in consultation with a Community Liaison Officer, will follow. This proposal allows the CLO and the community to discuss sub-project details, and assess likely results of the initiative.

 

Contact

Belize
Basic Needs Trust Fund Office

C/o Belize Social Investment Fund
Constitution Drive
P.O. Box 459
Belmopan
Cayo District
Belize, C.A

501-822-0239/0508
Dominica
Basic Needs Trust Fund Office

21 Kennedy Avenue (Top Floor)
P.O. Box 869
Roseau
Commonwealth of Dominica

767-448-4762
Guyana

Ministry of Finance Annex
Main and Urquhart Streets
Georgetown
Guyana, S.A.

592-227-3821
Jamaica
Jamaica Social Investment Fund

Ground Floor, Dorchester Building
11 Oxford Road
Kingston 5
Jamaica

876-968-4545
Montserrat
Ministry of Finance, Economic Development and Trade

P.O. Box 292
Brades
Montserrat

664-491-2673
St. Kitts and Nevis
Basic Needs Trust Fund Office

Ministry of Social Development, Community and Gender Affairs
Community Affairs Building
Victoria Road
Basseterre
St. Kitts and Nevis

869-466-4364
Saint Lucia
Basic Needs Trust Fund Office

St. Lucia Social Development Fund
Colony House
Unit 12
John Compton Highway
Castries

758-484-0258
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Basic Needs Trust Fund Office

P.O. Box 2272
Kim’s Building
Grenville Street
Kingstown
St. Vincent and the Grenadines

784-456-1457