QSP Trust Fund applications
The original Trust Fund arrangements provided that each year two application rounds with fixed deadlines were to be held. At its eighth meeting, the Executive Board of the Quick Start Programme decided to hold only one Trust Fund application round per year from 2013 onwards.
Since its establishment, there have been 14 application rounds. The secretariat has screened project proposals for completeness and eligibility, and submitted 341 applications for appraisal by the Trust Fund Implementation Committee. Over the 14 application rounds, the Committee approved 184 projects for funding valued at approximately $37 million and covering 108 countries, including 54 least developed countries and small island developing States.
At its ninth meeting in 2014, the Executive Board decided that no new general application round would be opened unless there were sufficient funds to justify the opening. Such a decision would be taken by the Executive Board, should conditions allow.
The Trust Fund was formally closed to new contributions at the fourth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4) held in 2015. Limited remaining funds are being allocated to approved projects in the order agreed by the Trust Fund Implementation Committee.
QSP trust fund approved projects
The QSP Trust Fund Implementation Committee is responsible for appraising and approving projects to be financed by the QSP trust fund.
Further information on decisions of the Trust Fund Implementation Committee and the implementation of approved projects can be found on the QSP Trust Fund projects page.