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International Climate Initiative (IKI) - Small Grants to Promote the Work of Small Organisations on Climate & Biodiversity

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 4, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on March 4, 2020
The International Climate Initiative (IKI) logo
The International Climate Initiative (IKI) logo

The IKI Small Grants focus is: to support to the implementation of both the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in implementing the Paris Agreement as well as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in addressing the global loss of biodiversity (Aichi Targets and the goals of the future post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework).

As a primary goal project proposals have to clearly address one of the IKI funding areas:
a) Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions;
b) Adapting to the impacts of climate change;
c) Conserving natural carbon sinks/forestry;
d) Conserving biological diversity.

Project proposals must:
1) clearly focus on solving challenges related to climate change or nature conservation;
2) address one of the IKI funding areas;
3) have from 6 to 24 months of duration;
4) request grants from EUR 25,000 to EUR 100,000 (euros).

Applicants must meet a set of requirements such as legal status and accounting capabilities and provide evidence for these.

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The IKI Small Grants is aimed at strengthening the capacities of small national, regional or local organisations based and registered in countries listed in the Official Development Assistance (ODA) by DAC/OECD.
Deadline: March 5, 2020.
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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 04
Feb 04

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these stories too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Feb 05
Feb 05

Thanks, Ana.