Belizean Firms to benefit from Caribbean Exports Direct Assistance Grant Scheme

Bridgetown, BARBADOS, April 9, 2013.  The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) will be delivering a workshop on their Direct Assistance Grant Scheme on April 10, 2013 at the Radisson Fort George Hotel, Belize.

The workshop forms part of a wider mission of the agency to Belize as it under takes the execution of the Regional Private Sector Programme (RPSDP) funded by the European Union under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF).

Pamela Coke Hamilton_ Executive Director_Caribbean Export

Pamela Coke Hamilton_ Executive Director_Caribbean Export. Photo courtesy

The Direct Assistance Grant Scheme Workshop is brought to Belize in partnership with Beltraide and will be attended by Belizean firms and Business Support Organisations (BSOs). 

The workshop will increase the schemes awareness with the Belizean private sector and those attending the information and training sessions will gain a greater understanding of the process for applying for grant funding.

Ultimately, the workshop’s aim is to not only increase the number of applicants from Belize but also the number of successful applications of the Direct Assistance Grant Scheme.   

In addition through delivering the training to BSOs it is anticipated that their capacity is increased to support and provide assistance to local firms when preparing applications for upcoming calls for proposals.

The delivery of this workshop is part of Caribbean Exports overall objective to enhance the competitiveness among CARIFORUM’s private sector.

More information about The Direct Assistance Grant Scheme can be found at  Contact: Kirk Brown, Senior Grant Advisor ( or Celestine Moe, Grant Advisor (, Caribbean Export Development Agency, Tel: +1(246) 436-0578, Fax: +1(246) 436-9999