The Cyclades Preservation Fund is a Greek-registered, non-profit association (ΑΜΚΕ) set up initially as a UK Charity to support sustainable initiatives and to promote the preservation of the exceptional beauty and natural value of the Cyclades.
The cornerstone of our mission is the empowerment of local communities, backed up by investment in the local environment.
Our guiding principle is a bottom up approach: we are here to listen to and help the people of the Cycladic islands with initiatives that they themselves are starting, and to provide support and guidance for conservation projects that the local communities have embraced.
We are hands on and offer capacity and expertise, where needed.
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We link people, islands, knowledge.
We work with communities and the way we work is just as important as what we do. We are here as a stable and reliable partner always available to consult and offer support.
We engage in building strong long-term relationships based on mutual trust and understanding. We support projects locally, and we also engage in implementation when and where capacities are missing; at the same time we try to build local capacities and engage citizens and entities in more and more projects and initiatives.
We raise funds for CPF and for other local entities and initiatives; We strongly believe that supporting local resources can make a strong positive impact and bring about serious long-lasting change!
A General Meeting of Partners (GMP) leads the initiative by directing the strategy, selecting carefully the grants and trying to broaden the donor base.
The GMP is the CPF’s supreme body and is entitled to decide on all matters relating to the Association which are under its supervision and control. Additionally, we are privileged to have the support of a Steering Committee (SC) and an Advisory Council (AC).
The SC members have co-funded the initial budget and keep contributing to our cause in many and significant ways, including leverage personal networks to support our charity achieving strategic goals.
The AC members have a long-standing experience in environmental governance, communication, fundraising and sustainability and provide local knowledge and technical support.
The CPF local team is minimal, with one person as the Executive Director in charge of day-to-day management and coordination work on the ground, assisted by a Program & Impact Advisor supporting the team in a part-time base. The team is ad hoc supported by Program Managers who coordinate the CPF-led projects.
We are grateful for their significant contribution! Feel free to contact us and join the CPF family!
When the CPF launched in December 2017, Anni joined as the Executive Director, driven by respect and care for the unique natural environment of Cyclades, as well as by the confidence that individuals and communities have the power to bring positive change. After completing her post-graduate studies in the areas of International Affairs, Environmental Governance and Sustainable Development, Anni worked for 15 years with Greek and International NGOs and Foundations, in the fields of environmental and cultural management, sustainable development, local engagement, fundraising, communication and human rights. She’s based between Naxos and Athens, and travels regularly to the islands.
Programme & Impact Advisor
Nassia is a Civil Engineer specialized in Water Resources Management & Environmental Engineering and in Policy Analysis for Multi-Actor Systems. She has experience in the private sector in engineering and environmental consultancy and in the non-profit international water sector, focusing mostly on projects and investments in the Mediterranean region. In June 2020 she joined CPF in order to support the Fund’s impact assessment framework and subsequent strategy considerations as our Impact Advisor, and has remained in the team as CPF’s Programme & Impact Advisor.