Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) Catalytic Grants programme 2022 ($5,000 USD grant)

Deadline: 27 November 2022

Deadline: 27 November 2022

Applications open for the Catalytic Grants programme 2022! Submit straight away. The awards intended to offer initial seed money to encourage partnerships and collaborations outside of the event to put ideas created in the event environment into action.

Teams established at the Regional Resilience Hubs will be the focus of the application window for the next batch of catalytic funds, which will be unveiled at COP27. Each team will receive a $5,000 USD grant to put one of the concepts developed at the Regional Resilience Hubs and the COP27 Resilience Hub into action.

The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP), the Climate Justice Resilience Fund (CJRF), and the International Centre for Climate Change and Development have joined forces to create the Catalytic Grants Programme 2022 (ICCCAD).  The award objectives include:

  • more encouragement and chances for creativity and capacity building across disciplines;
  • enhanced international practice community for locally-led adaptation and resilience;
  • strengthened south-south and south-north knowledge exchange and collaboration, and actions on adaptation and resilience. strengthened southern leadership in the community of practice.
  • Four teams awarded with a $5,000 USD grant each to implement an idea fostered at the Regional Resilience Hubs and the COP27 Resilience Hub
  • The winners become part of an alumni network with access to learning opportunities from the Resilience Information Coalition, similarly, they gain access to the greatest resilience knowledge, tools, and approaches through the coalition.
  • Their ideas can also be amplified through the Resilience Platform. To receive more updates, all participants encouraged to join the Resilience Knowledge Coalition here.
  • Furthermore, recipients of grants will have the chance to produce blogs and articles for the Climate Tribune as well as gain access to the Gobeshona Global Conference platform.


  • Team composition should preferably involve a mix of academics, practitioners, community-based organisations and/or grassroots federation representatives;
  • Each team should have 3 members, more so Teams need balance in representation and include members from traditionally under-represented groups (i.e., youth, women, indigenous groups, people with disabilities);
  • Team members should have proven experience in working with community-based adaptation.
  • All countries eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA) as defined by the OECD-DAC, except India due to logistical challenges
  • The ideas being developed should follow the principle of “do no harm” (i.e., has no negative impacts on communities or ecosystems it is designed to build resilience in).
  • Recipients of previous catalytic grants not eligible.
  • The groups need to submit a completed application form before 27 November 2022
  • Pre-screening: Ineligible applicants notified by email by 11 December 2022
  • The winning teams announced by 18 December 2022

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