The implementation of the Paris Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) requires the effective participation of all social groups. With the IKI Small Grants Programme, the IKI specifically enables smaller actors to participate in climate financing for their predominantly local solutions. The programme has been supporting small projects as well as funding institutions in ODA-eligible countries since 2019 and promotes their capacity development.
How much funding is provided?
60,000 to 200,000 euros
Who receives funding?
Regional, national and local organisations based in ODA countries
How long do the projects run for?
1 to 3 years
How often is funding provided?
Annual selection procedure
Where is funding provided?
Bilateral or regional
IKI Small Grants is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and provides funding within two components: International Calls and Funding Institutions. Both components fund non-profit projects and initiatives that address the four IKI support areas: mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, adaptation to the impacts of climate change, conservation of natural carbon sinks/REDD+, and conservation of biodiversity.
The projects in the International Calls component are identified through an annual single-stage selection procedure. Approximately 100 projects are to be funded under the "International Calls" by 2025.
- Funding amount: 20,000 to 200,000 euros
- Funding period: 6 to 24 months
With the Funding Institutions component, national and regional institutions receive technical and financial support to be able to carry out the calls for proposals or they receive funds for smaller projects and measures at the local level.
- Funding amount: up to 850,000 euros
- Funding period: up to 30 months
In both components, organizations are supported in their institutional capacity development. This strengthens them as actors for climate and biodiversity protection and encourages even greater ambition for sustainable change.
Funding component International Calls
Funding is made available for sub-national, national and regional non-profit organisations in ODA-eligible countries. For-profit non-governmental organisations are also eligible as long as their proposal has not-for-profit objectives. Organisations who apply must have at least three years of relevant experience and an average annual revenue of between 60,000 and 500,000 euros
Funding component Funding Institutions
Larger national and regional institutions with own funding programmes.
The selection process for the component Funding Institutions has been completed.
For more information, please visit the IKI Small Grants website.