Loss and Damage Grant 2024 (Up to $275,000)

Award/Grant The Loss and Damage Youth Grantmaking Council (LDYGC) posted 3 weeks ago

Opportunity Description

The Climate Justice Resilience Fund (CJRF), Open Society Foundations, and the Loss and Damage Youth Grantmaking Council (LDYGC) have partnered to launch a call for applications for their new $275,000 grant cycle, which will fund practical measures to mitigate the effects of climate change in vulnerable communities.

In the sections below, they have delineated the specific areas of focus and the concrete steps that have been taken to address loss and damage in these communities. Therefore, unless capacity building and awareness campaigns are absolutely necessary for the project to succeed, no application centered around them will be accepted for this grant cycle.

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Thematic Areas:

Selected loss and damage projects that address any one or more of the following themes will receive funding from the Council:

  • Theme 1: Recovery and Rehabilitation after extreme weather events: Projects addressing loss and damage following extreme weather events, such as hurricanes, cyclones, floods, droughts, heatwaves, and so forth, are included in the set of projects under this theme. Rebuilding resilient infrastructure, revitalizing lost ecosystems and landscapes, building early warning systems for extreme weather events, and house restoration are a few examples of projects falling under this theme.
  • Theme 2: Relocation and Resettlement of communities affected by slow-onset events: Projects addressing the difficulties posed by slow-onset occurrences, like rising sea levels, fall under this theme. Projects under this category might include ways to help communities facing climate migration or provide alternative means of subsistence for communities impacted by loss and damage. Developing alternative livelihoods in areas impacted by rising sea levels, introducing new agricultural practices in areas becoming arid due to desertification, and providing support to communities forced to migrate because their traditional lands are no longer habitable are just a few examples.
  • Theme 3: Addressing non-economic loss and damage effects: These are the kinds of projects that try to address the effects of the climate crisis that are often disregarded, like the effects on mental and physical health as well as the loss of natural heritage, cultural heritage, and community knowledge. Initiatives could include active remembrance, building community centers for mental health support in areas often affected by extreme weather events, preserving cultural practices in communities displaced by climate change, fortifying local healthcare systems to address new health issues brought on by climate change, and so forth.
  • Theme 4: Addressing the economic loss and damage effects: The goal of these projects is to improve the financial stability of communities that have experienced harm and loss. Projects related to this theme may focus on providing or disseminating financial security. Projects could include setting up emergency funds for coastal communities or providing climate risk insurance mechanisms to communities at risk from climate change.

Benefits:

The Council will award nine projects by youth-led organizations a total of 275,000 USD for this year’s grant cycle. The grants will be split into two large grants of 50,000 USD each and seven medium-sized grants of 25,000 USD each. Take note of the following definitions in this context:

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  • A large grant (50,000) is a substantial financial commitment meant to assist long-term projects with a larger audience and noteworthy, quantifiable results. A large grant’s implementation may take a year or longer.
  • A grant of this size (25,000) is considered medium-sized because it is meant to be used for long-term projects with more defined goals and flexible implementation strategies.

Eligibilities:

In order to create eligibility that is youth-friendly and addresses some of the problems encountered by young people and grassroots organizations in underserved communities, the Council employs a broad range of eligibility criteria. Applications must meet the following requirements:

  • The primary applicant must be under 35 years old and must be the head of a grassroots organization or youth organization that operates locally or nationally, preferably one that is situated in one of the most affected areas, a vulnerable community, a marginalized group, or any other not specifically listed.
  • The application must be completed using the Google form below by the deadline and should fit under the category of “action to address L&D” from the aforementioned themes.
  • You may submit the project proposal in Spanish, French, or English. If at all possible, applicants submitting in French or Spanish should affix an English translation of their project proposal.
  • The project proposal needs to be comprehensive and no longer than three pages. Proposals that are not complete will not be accepted.
  • The project that is submitted needs to fit within the grant’s parameters, which are to finance “concrete actions to address loss and damage,” with the exception of awareness and capacity building initiatives.

How to Apply?

You can apply for the grant by completing the application form by clicking the apply now button below. You can apply in English, French, or Spanish. Please select your preferred language of application in the form, and an application question in your language will be presented.

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For more details about Loss and Damage Grant, please refer to LDYGC’s website.

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