The Caribbean Climate Resource Grant (CCRG) is a funding program designed to support climate change adaptation and mitigation projects in the Caribbean region. The program was launched in 2017 by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) with the aim of increasing access to funding for climate change projects and promoting sustainable development in the region.
The CCRG provides grant funding to eligible organizations such as government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community groups, and private sector entities to implement projects that contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions or the enhancement of climate resilience in the Caribbean. The program provides grants ranging from USD $100,000 to USD $500,000 per project, and up to 80% of the total project cost can be covered.
Projects funded through the CCRG can include a range of activities such as renewable energy projects, energy efficiency initiatives, sustainable land management practices, water resource management, and coastal zone management. The program also places a strong emphasis on community engagement and participation and encourages projects that involve local communities and promote their empowerment.
To be eligible for funding through the CCRG, projects must meet certain criteria, including demonstrating a clear link to climate change adaptation or mitigation, having a clear and achievable project plan, and demonstrating strong potential for sustainability and impact.
Since its launch, the CCRG has funded a number of successful projects throughout the Caribbean, including a project to promote energy efficiency in public buildings in Antigua and Barbuda, a project to develop a climate-smart agriculture system in Jamaica, and a project to promote sustainable tourism practices in Saint Lucia.
Overall, the Caribbean Climate Resource Grant is an important program that supports the development of climate-resilient and sustainable communities in the Caribbean region. By providing funding for a range of projects, the program is helping to address the impacts of climate change and promote a more sustainable future for the region.
- Access to experts and data on climate change
- 1-1 mentoring and guidance
- Global exposure of your profile and the resource/tool you create
- A $200 grant
- Exposure through their closing online webinar session
- You are from a Caribbean country
- You are between the ages of 18-35
- You have at least 1 year of journalistic and/or content creation experience
- You have proven experience in reporting on environmental issues
- You have the facilities to share the result of your work within your communiYou are available to work on a media/communication resource
- Complete and submit the application form through the Apply Now link.
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