Small Grants 2024

In a one-stage selection procedure, small regional, national and local organisations based in an ODA-eligible country can apply for funding for local or regional climate and biodiversity projects. IKI Small Grants provides funding between 60,000 and 200,000 euros.

The fifth Call for Proposals of the IKI Small Grants programme closed on 13 March 2024, with a record number of applications. This year, a total of 856 completed applications were submitted through the IKI Small Grants website’s application page.


IKI Small Grants
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Potsdamer Platz 10

10785 Berlin

Geographical representation

Approximately half of the project submissions originated from Africa, with 438 applications, the majority of which were from East African countries (244). Following closely, Asia accounted for the second-highest number of applications with 268 submissions, out of which 120 hailed from South Asia. Additionally, 134 submissions were received from the Americas, with 100 of them originating from South American countries.

Distribution across the four IKI funding areas

The applications are thematically distributed across the four IKI funding areas as follows:

  • Over 54% focus on adaptation to the impacts of climate change. 
  • Nearly 20% are dedicated to the conservation of biological diversity. 
  • Just over 18% are allocated to the funding area of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. 
  • The remaining 7% of total applications are designated for preserving and restoring natural carbon sinks.

Further procedure

Following the expiration of the deadline, the submitted proposals undergo an extensive selection process, which may take several months. Once the selection process is finalised, all organisations that submitted applications will be promptly notified of the outcomes.

The IKI Small Grants are implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. For more information, please visit the IKI Small Grants website.

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