4th IKI Small Grants Call launched

IKI Small Grants 4th Call - 30. November 2022 until 15 March 2023

The IKI Small Grants are part International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Government and provide between 60,000 and 200,000 euros per project. Innovative proposals can be submitted until 15 March 2023.

The 4th call is addressed to small regional, national, and local organisations based in an ODA-eligible country (except for current and potential EU member candidates except for Ukraine). They are invited to apply directly for funding of local or regional climate and biodiversity projects.

Ambitious project proposals should 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 of biological diversity

Local initiatives with tailor-made solutions

Many projects support climate-vulnerable groups and empower women and youth. For example, green jobs for young people are being created in Burkina Faso through the dissemination of the so-called Nubian Vault construction method. This low-tech architecture in house construction offers great potential for reducing emissions. In Kanyakumari, India, mangrove forests are being reforested while at the same time supporting women fishermen from the indigenous population. In Mexico, local forest owners are rehabilitating tropical cloud forests, supported by the development of a digital monitoring system.

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 and the Federal Foreign Office.

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. Three calls for proposals have already been implemented, and more than 90 projects in over 40 countries have been selected so far. 

In this year’s call, IKI Small Grants further explicitly encourages applications that refer to the current UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, promote gender equality and/or engage youth. 

Further information including the funding information and application guidelines can be found at the IKI Small Grants Website.


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