The UK Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has partnered with ICF Consulting to deliver the Green Recovery Challenge Fund under the UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions) program funded by UK International Climate Finance.
The UK PACT Green Recovery Challenge Fund will disburse £12 million over two years on projects that will help countries accelerate their low-carbon transition. It will focus on projects that maximize emissions reductions in ODA-eligible countries across Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a focus to support projects to build back better and promote a greener and more resilient future.
They are looking for innovative ideas that address specific low-carbon challenges, show measurable results, promote social inclusion and inspire future actions to increase climate ambition at scale while supporting countries to rebuild their economies after the COVID-19 outbreak.
Examples of activities they expect to fund include:
- Enhancing skills in key institutions by providing training
- Recommendations for new policies or tools to accelerate emission reductions
- Creating knowledge and communication products (e.g. research papers)
- Strengthening networks of key actors to drive climate action.
- The UK PACT Green Recovery Challenge Fund will disburse £12 million over two years on projects that will help countries accelerate their low-carbon transition
- Each project has the potential to be awarded up to £500,000 over the course of a 12-month implementation period.
- Applications are open to international and local non-governmental organisations (NGOs), civil society organisations, research institutes and private sector companies.
- It will focus on projects that maximise emissions reductions in ODA-eligible countries across Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia.
- To apply to the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, you must first register through the application portal and complete an Expression of Interest (EOI). The EOI will gather information about your project, the positive change it aims to create and the ability of your organisation to successfully deliver the project.
- Successful applications will then be invited to submit a Full Proposal. This stage of the application will build on the information gathered by the EOI and requires greater detail about your project plan, the budget of grant funding being sought and the value for money your project will deliver.
- All applications must be completed and submitted through the portal in English. Guidance on completing a proposal can be found on the Guidance page.
Application Deadline: September 15, 2020Application ClosedOfficial link