The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) has launched the second call for proposals under the IKI Small Grants programme with funds from the International Climate Initiative (IKI) and in cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ).
Small non-governmental organisations and initiatives based in developing and emerging nations working on climate change mitigation or biodiversity can now apply for funding until 9 February 2021.
The aim of the IKI Small Grants programme is to support project proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are creatively tailored to local needs. Projects that help bolster the ability to adapt to climate change, forest protection efforts or biodiversity protection efforts will also be eligible for funding. Concepts focusing on achieving gender equality are particularly welcome.
The programme aims to select more than 100 projects by 2025 through international competitions to receive up to 100,000 euros in funding each (or up to 200,000 euros for projects to reduce emissions or adapt to climate change). The first call for funding proposals under the IKI Small Grants programme in early 2020 has already selected 38 projects in 27 countries to receive some three million euros of funding.
Applicants must be based and registered in countries that fulfil the criteria for Official Development Assistance (ODA) defined by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The proposed projects must be non-profit. Projects with a global focus are not eligible. For all upcoming calls, a funding information with detailed eligibility criteria for the selection process will be published on this website in advance.