International Climate Initiative (IKI) Small Grants Programme 2023

Deadline: March 15, 2023

Deadline: March 15, 2023.

The IKI Small Grants Programme 2023 fourth “Call for Proposals” is currently open. Submit yours now!

IKI Small Grants offers project funding through yearly calls for applications in order to promote active civil society engagement and implement successful, locally tailored responses to the effects of climate change and biodiversity loss.

In addition, by using tailored strategies, it helps small implementing organizations grow their capacities and expand their professional networks. This intends to support them as change agents for local climate and biodiversity action.

  • Between 60,000 and 200,000 euros are being funded.


The applicant organizations must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Applicant organisations have to be not-for-profit organisations. For-profit non-government organisations are eligible if they pursue strictly non-profit objectives within the scope of their proposed project.
  • Applicants must be based and registered in countries that are on the DAC List of ODA Recipients.
  • Organisations must be operative for at least three years.
  • Over the last three years, the organisation must have an average annual revenue of at least 60,000 and no more than 500,000 euros.
  • The average annual revenue of the last three years should be higher than (or equal to) the requested funding volume.
  • The average annual revenue does not exceed the maximum turnover for eligible organisations (as specified in our funding information). 
  • The applicant must have dedicated accounting staff and have accounting principles that ensure internal as well as external control mechanisms.
  • The applicant organisation must employ a software-based accounting system which meets its respective national standards. (Excel not considered as sufficient)

Project eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Project proposals must clearly address one of the IKI funding areas:
  • Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions
  • Adapting to the impacts of climate change
  • Conserving natural carbon sinks / REDD+
  • Conserving biological diversity
  • The duration of the proposed projects should cover a minimum of twelve months and a maximum of three years. Longer durations may be acceptable if justified appropriately.
  • Projects implemented on a local, national, or regional level. Projects with a global focus not funded.
  • Similarly, projects implemented by the applicant organisation itself. Forwarding of funds to other implementing partners or beneficiaries not permitted.
  • The requested financing is in the right proportion to your annual revenue (as specified in our funding information).
  • The application includes all mandatory documents.
  • Projects must have an initial draft of a capacity development concept.
  • The submitted documents filled out completely (that includes all spreadsheets of Excel documents such as Budget and GANTT Chart).
  • The current templates provided on this website have been used (refrain from reformatting or modifying to avoid unintended mistakes).
  • Additionally, the project proposal must be submitted in English.

For further information on International Climate Initiative (IKI) Small Grants Programme 2023, Visit IKI

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