As the planning for the 5th call for IKI Small Grants moves ahead, small organisations in ODA-eligible countries are encouraged to review the application guidelines for funding climate and biodiversity projects. Pending final confirmation, the IKI Small Grants call for proposals is in the planning stages for a 2024 launch.
The international call for proposals addresses small regional, national, and local organisations based in ODA-eligible countries (except for current and potential EU member candidates, excluding Ukraine). As soon as the potential launch is announced, these projects and organisations can apply directly for funding for local or regional climate and biodiversity projects on the IKI application platform. IKI Small Grants provides funding to the amount between 60,000 and 200,000 euros and is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Government.
Upon announcement of the launch, project proposals can focus on one or more of the following IKI funding areas:
- Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions
- Adaptation to the impacts of climate change
- Conserving natural carbon sinks with a focus on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation
- Conserving biological diversity
The selected organisations are accompanied and supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, which implements the IKI Small Grants programme on behalf of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and the Federal Foreign Office (AA) with the support of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV).
Small-scale projects on climate and biodiversity action worldwide
Under the IKI Small Grants programme, many projects are to be selected in the coming years via international calls for proposals and funded with up to 200,000 euros each. Four calls for proposals have already been implemented, and 120 projects in 52 countries have been selected so far.
The planned launch of the 5th international call would continue the IKI Small Grants programme. The German Federal Government is planning to pledge funding to the amount of €54 million over the next six years. The 5th call would then be the first of three international calls (5, 6 and 7) for small climate and biodiversity action organisations worldwide. In the next six years, the programme is potentially planning to offer two rounds of financing for 12 funding institutions in ODA countries. With the funds, institutions can offer funding opportunities locally for small organisations and actors and broaden the outreach of IKI Small Grants to address small actors.
Further information including the funding information and application guidelines will be published here on the IKI Small Grants website during the course of 2024 at Application | IKI Small Grants (iki-small-grants.de)