The Canada Caribbean Disaster Risk Management (CCDRM)
Fund is an important component of CIDA’s 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.
Funding priority will be given to activities that reduce
vulnerability to natural hazards in low-income and rural
communities, involve women and men in their planning and
implementation, are gender sensitive, protect or improve the
environment, and make maximum use of locally available
The Canada Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Fund provides
assistance to non-governmental, community-based, and voluntary
organizations and government agencies in CARICOM member states .
Funds are approved by the Head of Aid, CIDA, Bridgetown, on the
basis of written proposals submitted by the requesting
organizations. Projects will be selected on a competitive basis.
Priority will be given to projects in the $25,000 to 50,000 CDN
range. Projects outside this range may be considered on an
exceptional basis; however requests for project funding cannot
exceed 100k CDN.
The required, specific project outcome is the delivery of
tangible disaster risk reduction benefits to men, women, youth,
indigenous persons, and/or marginalized communities.