CJRF’s Grants for Social Justice Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation

Deadline: 19 April 2019

The Climate Justice Resilience Fund is accepting applications to make grants for community-led, social justice approaches to climate change adaptation and resilience-building.

CJRF gives grants to women, youth, and indigenous peoples to create and share their own solutions for resilience.

For its initial grantmaking, the CJRF will focus on three regions where climate change is already affecting landscapes and livelihoods: East Africa, the Bay of Bengal, and the Arctic.

Pillars of Work

CJRF support flows to five “pillars” of work:

  • Advocacy: Building the advocacy skills of women, youth and indigenous peoples, and securing their greater participation in climate change decision-making at local, national and international levels.
  • Access to Information: Improving access to information so that communities better understand how climate change affects their natural resources, livelihoods, and cultural traditions.
  • Local Initiatives: Supporting community-driven climate-resilient development solutions.
  • Movement Infrastructure: Providing general operating support to community-led organizations in order to strengthen civil society structures for networking, knowledge sharing, and community engagement.
  • Leadership Development: Increasing the skills of emerging leaders among women, youth and indigenous communities so that they can enhance collective action around climate justice.

Project Entry Points

CJRF grants focus on four inter-related issues through which climate change may profoundly affect the lives and prospects of their selected constituencies, namely:

  • Water Access
  • Food Security and Sovereignty
  • Sustainable Livelihoods
  • Migration and Relocation

Funding Information

  • The CJRF grantmaking strategic framework prioritizes multi-year grants and grants larger than $100,000.
  • Regional funding is currently budgeted as follows: $5.5 million USD for the Bay of Bengal; $5.5 million USD for East Africa; $3.6 million USD for the Arctic; and $2.5 million USD for grants that are global in scope.

Geographical Focus

Organizations that are more likely to be considered for a grant

  • Operate in one or more of CJRF’s priority geographies: Alaska, northern Canada, Kenya, Tanzania, Bangladesh, and the Indian states of West Bengal and Orissa.

AND

  • Promote knowledge exchange and capacity building across the CJRF regions.
  • Advocate for global climate finance policies and programs that benefit women, youth, or indigenous peoples, with emphasis on adaptation.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Organizations that are more likely to be considered for a grant:
    • Are registered with the local or national government as a nonprofit organization
    • Have an annual budget greater than $500,000 USD.
    • Have already secured, or are in the process of securing some level of co-funding.
    • Have a paid staff and/or Board that includes youth, women, or indigenous people.
  • Organizations that are more likely to be considered for a grant:
    • Have a track record of working with or regranting to grassroots organizations.
    • Have local voices informing their strategy and vision.
    • Focus on issue areas that overlap with CJRF project entry points.
    • Fit within the CJRF pillars of work.
    • Can demonstrate a vision for scaling their impact beyond their organization’s direct beneficiaries.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://www.cjrfund.org/our-process/

  • James kiai says:

    I appreciate the intention and good will to bring change to our community. However, I always wish you could establish a network with local who can really be ready to work with you and bring changes. We have so many small non profit organise that has qualified personals though they may not attain your requirement.

    With regards
    Jimmy

  • Toba says:

    You are amazing with your work. Keep up.

  • Samwel says:

    We are in Tanzania and i kindly request for sub-partner For any organization interesting to apply,please contact me

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi Samwel,

      Yes, Tanzania is eligible to apply. You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

    • Florence says:

      Samwel which pillar are you working on ? We are in Kenya with women’s organisation. We can’t raise 500000.Is there a possibility of joining hands?

    • Gerald Nkona says:

      Where are you available! also I’m Tanzanian, based in Kigoma Region, Kasulu District.

  • Samwel says:

    I kindly request for sub partner for any organizations interesting to Apply this project in Tanzania.

  • Fikiri Avias Said says:

    Dear Madam/Sir,
    Please find our enclosed proposal from Nelis English Medium School requesting an instantly financial uphold of $1,101,880 to support Nelis school activities, located around the lake zone, Mwanza Tanzania. This grant would provide part of the funds needed for girls, children with disabilities, the poorest children, and/or children living in under-served communities to realize their right to equity and quality education. Most of them are vulnerable to dropping out of school or never going to school in Tanzania. Consider taking steps to include materials and financial measures to ensure that programs set up to increase availability of safe hostels, inclusive equipment, learning materials, and other requirements such as school construction and renovation of classrooms, laboratories, and libraries, and hiring of more qualified personnel. Thus, it is appropriately and timely to seek for international donors, sponsors and granters. You’re financial and material support will be greatly appreciated. Together let us leave no one behind through provision of innovative and quality education. I appreciate your consideration for this application.
    I look forward to meeting with you soon.
    Sincerely,

    • Reena says:

      Hi Fikiri Avias Said,

      FundsforNGOs is a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding. We are not a funding organization and we do not provide grants.

      Thank you!

  • hannington eregae says:

    Thanks for the opportunity.
    I am one of the founder member of one of the civil society organization in Kenya named (Kapedo development Organization).
    link me with any NGO that we can partner with in delivery of this projects in Northern kenya.

    • Reena says:

      Hi hannington eregae,

      FundsforNGOs is a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding. We are not a funding organization and we do not provide grants.

      You can explore great opportunities in your areas of interest by visiting: https://www2.fundsforngos.org/tag/kenya/

      Thank you!

  • William says:

    The application is only limited to organizations or even Individual can apply?

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi William,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • JETTY JOSEPH MBATTA says:

    Hi, we are (CARITAS) registered as Church Based organization working in women empowerment, youth and marginalized community groups. We have 21 Parishes operating in each of our operational areas in the western party of Tanzania. Are we churches eligible to apply?

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi JETTY JOSEPH MBATTA,

      Yes, Tanzania is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

  • JETTY JOSEPH MBATTA says:

    Is there any forms to fill in.

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi JETTY JOSEPH MBATTA,

      Applicants must submit their applications via email at the address given on the website.

      Good luck!

  • Emily Banda says:

    I do that you for the grant that you are to give more so to support women of Africa .you will not regret doing this coz women are more comited

  • hillary says:

    am a private company(Clean Africa Installations) and already so much into the subject scope. am in Kenya, can i get sub-partner because i can’t meet the financial threshold.

  • David says:

    We are working with women with children with disability and advocating for the rights of the children.Currently we have rescued a number of children who have been neglected because of the different disabilities from the pastoral communities in northern Kenya.Are we eligible to apply to support the home that is hosting the children?

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi David,

      Yes, Kenya is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

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