Access to Funding
A number of financing envelopes accessible within the Caribbean region have emerged which specifically target community resilience and climate change adaptation initiatives. These envelopes have in large measure identified community based and non-governmental organizations as the eligible parties to access these funds. Some of the financing envelopes currently available within the Caribbean region are summarized below:
ACCESS TO FUNDING: AVAILABLE FACILITIES FOR FINANCING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE
A number of financing envelopes accessible within the Caribbean region have emerged which specifically target community resilience and climate change adaptation (CCA) initiatives. These envelopes have in large measure identified community based and non-governmental organizations as the eligible parties to access these funds. Some of the financing envelopes currently available within the Caribbean region are summarized below:
Community Disaster Risk Reduction (CDRR) Fund
The Community Disaster Risk Reduction (CDRR) Fund was established to assist Caribbean countries in reducing vulnerabilities to natural hazards and the impacts of climate change by building capacity at the community level. Funded by the Governments of Canada and the United Kingdom through Global Affairs Canada and the Department of International Development (DFID) respectively as well as the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the CDRRF is a 6-year medium-sized grant mechanism. Since inception, approximately USD1.3M in grants has been awarded to community-based organisations.
For more details on the CDRR Fund and how to apply, please visit: http://www.caribank.org/programmes/cdrr1/how-to-apply
Canada Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Fund
The Canada Caribbean Disaster Risk Management (CCDRM) Fund is an important component of Global Affairs Canada regional Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Program (CDRMP) which is administered from the Canadian High Commission in Barbados. The CCDRM Fund provides support to national and regional voluntary agencies and community groups as well as governmental agencies which, using their own initiative and resources, undertake small-scale projects at the community level to enhance disaster risk management and disaster risk reduction. For more details on the CCDRM Fund and how to apply, please visit:
CCRIF Small Grants Programme
Under its Small Grants Programme, the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) finances 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. For more details on the CCRIF Small Grants Programme and how to apply, please visit: http://www.ccrif.org/content/programmes/small-grants-programme
Launched in 1996, the Disaster Preparedness component of the European Commission's Humanitarian Office (DIPECHO) is the core element of ECHO's DRR global efforts, in which it has thus far invested €325 million. The key goal of the programme is to increase communities' resilience and reduce their vulnerability by supporting communities at risk of disasters to better prepare themselves by undertaking training, establishing or improving local early warning systems and contingency planning. It also encourages citizens, civil society groups and local, regional and national authorities to work more effectively together. For more details on the DIPECHO and how to apply, please visit: http://ec.europa.eu/echo/what/humanitarian-aid/risk-reduction_en
Global Environmental Facility Small Grants Programme
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is a financial mechanism structured as a trust fund that operates in collaboration and partnership with three (3) implementing agencies: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the World Bank (WB). The GEF is the largest funder of projects to improve the global environment in the focal areas of biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation, protection of international waters, reduction of ozone depletion, elimination of persistent organic pollutants and prevention of land degradation. For more details on the GEF Small Grants Programme and how to apply, please visit: https://sgp.undp.org/
USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) mandate is to save lives, alleviate human suffering, and reduce the social and economic impact of disasters. As the lead U.S. Government (USG) office for responding to natural and human - caused disasters in foreign countries, USAID/OFDA also has primary responsibility for meeting the needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in these emergency situations.
In the Caribbean USAID/OFDA has been able to support interventions at national, community, and household levels in order to strengthen resiliency. This has been facilitated by stable, functioning governance in the region as well as strong regional coordination.
For more details on the USAID/OFDA programme and how to apply, please visit: https://www.usaid.gov/who-we-are/organization/bureaus/bureau-democracy-conflict-and-humanitarian-assistance/office-us
World Bank Social Funds
The World Bank’s work on disaster falls under the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR). The ISDR also informs the disaster management policies of the Bank’s partner countries.
Social funds, together with community-driven development (CDD) operations, are the main instruments by which the World Bank engages with, and delivers assistance to, communities in developing countries. Social fund/CDD operations represent a large portfolio for the World Bank, accounting for $14 billion in funding over 2000–2007.
For more details on the World Bank Social Funds and how to apply, please visit: http://www.worldbank.org/projects/P044824/social-fund-project?lang=en