Climate Justice Resilience Fund 2024 (Grant up to $200,000)

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Climate Justice Resilience Fund 2024

Deadline: 8TH May 2024.

The Climate Justice Resilience Fund (CJRF) is one of the first major philanthropic initiatives framed explicitly around climate justice, and one of the few that works internationally on climate resilience. We put people, their rights, and their lived experience directly at the center of climate action.

Climate Justice Resilience Fund 2024They envision a thriving planet built on participation, equity, human rights and justice, where people who have been disproportionately affected by climate change issues are recognized and resourced to lead solutions and act at the emerging frontiers of climate justice. To this end, they fund locally led, rights-based initiatives to help communities reduce risk, manage shocks, rebound, and continue charting their path to development.

Grant 

Under this global call, CJRF will award four $200,000 USD grants. Grants are intended to be multi-year and flexible.

Eligibility

  • Applications for this pilot are accepted in French or English; applications in other languages will not be considered.

  • Eligible applicants must have an annual organizational budget between $50,000 USD and $2 million USD.

  • Applicants must be constituent-led. For your group to be considered constituent-led by CJRF, at least 50% of your senior staff and board members should comprise the demographics your work aims to benefit. As an example, suppose a group wants to support Indigenous Peoples to work on climate justice. If they have five board members and three top staff members, at least four of those individuals (50% of eight total leaders) would have to be Indigenous. Priority will also be given to applications that demonstrate a specific mechanism for constituent ownership and accountability (e.g. elected governing body, membership rules).

  • CJRF will accept applications from organizations based in the Global South and from Indigenous-led organizations in the Global North. Specifically, CJRF will support organizations based in Eastern, Western, Southern, Central Africa; Asia and the small island states of the Pacific; South West Asia and North Africa; Latin America; the Caribbean and Central, Southern, and Central and North Asia.

  • CJRF will also support Indigenous-led organizations in Europe, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States of America. Non-Indigenous groups in these regions are not eligible to apply.

  • Due to organizational constraints, CJRF cannot give grants to organizations based in Afghanistan, Belarus, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria, Ukraine (Russian-Occupied Territories), Yemen.

  • Organizations must be formally registered with the local or national government as a nonprofit organization or charity.

Application Process

Applicants that complete the eligibility screening and are found eligible will be notified by CJRF staff. If confirmed, you will receive access to the application form where you can submit a short concept note and budget. Only applicants that complete the eligibility screening and receive the application form from CJRF will be considered.

Expressions of Interest Screening: English Version and French 

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