Climate Change Project Funding Opportunities for Civil Society Organizations

I must try to share more of these kinds of opportunities online, as not everyone sees emails and social media posts. Here are a couple of funding opportunities for community-based organizations in the Caribbean. Thanks to Katherine Blackman from the Climate Change Division at the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation for sharing this. 

1) Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF)

The CBF has opened its Second Call for Proposals, through the Ecosystem-based Adaptation Facility (the EbA Facility). The EbA Facility is requesting project proposals with a focus on EbA actions that help people adapt to adverse effects of climate change, reduce disaster risk, and build resilient ecosystems and economies.

The Facility will distribute grants from US$250,000 up to US$2 million, directly to local, national, regional and international institutions, including civil society organizations, government agencies, universities & research organizations, and community-based organizations in eligible countries. Proposals for regional projects are encouraged.

Application deadline: April 30, 2020

For more information, visit their website:

Panelists confer at a forum on climate change (which included financing, of course) a hosted by the Climate Change Division in Kingston last year. (My photo)

2) CCRIF Small Grants Programme

The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) will finance small projects conceptualised and managed by non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-based organisations (CBOs), charity organisations and/or mandated by National Disaster Coordinators in local communities across CCRIF member countries and/or CARICOM member countries.

Each project should fall within the range of US$5,000 to US$25,000.

All projects submitted for consideration must be of relevance to CCRIF and its regional mandate and agenda and can therefore be inclusive of, but not limited to projects related to the following broad areas:

  • Disaster risk management
  • Engineering
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Training and other capacity building initiatives to be implemented through seminars, workshops, community consultations, and expert group meetings among others
  • Environmental management initiatives that will directly impact on reducing community vulnerability (e.g. watershed management projects in degraded areas, which will contribute to enhancing resilience in nearby communities)

Application deadline: Applications accepted throughout the year

For more information, visit their website:

Community support is key. Here residents talk about the challenges of climate change that they encounter in their rural St. Elizabeth community under the Voices for Climate Change program. (My photo)

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