Up to USD650,000 of the Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund for NGO Projects in Caribbean Region

Please Note – Applications will be announced on July 2015

The Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF) of Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) offers up to USD650,000 to NGOs, CBOs and other eligible entities in the Caribbean region to implement disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) projects.

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The CDRRF funds community-level projects which have identified innovative, practical, effective and sustainable ways to carry out disaster risk reduction and/or climate change adaptation work that will lead to the measurable reduction in community vulnerability.

Cross-cutting Themes

  1. Community Driven
  2. Participatory
  3. Gender sensitive/Responsive
  4. Environmentally Sustainable
  5. Supportive of sustainable livelihoods

Grants provided range from USD400,000 to USD650,000 and are expected to support projects that are no longer than 24 months.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants should be non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community based organizations (CBOs), faith based organizations, local government agencies and national research institutions registered and based in CDB Borrowing member countries (BMCs).
  • Proposals must be made to implement community-level DRR (disaster risk reduction) or CCA (climate change adaptation) projects.
  • Proposed projects must be community driven, environmentally sustainable, and participatory.
  • Projects must clearly identify any critical gender issues or considerations and how they will be addressed.
  • List of eligible countriesAnguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands.
  • Applicants must be based in, belong to, or partner with, the communities for which projects are being proposed.
  • Proposals can be submitted by individual NGOs or CBOs or in partnership with other organizations, provided the beneficiary community is central to the conceptualization and development of the proposal.

How to apply?

  • Submit concept notes via email or regular mail.
  • Short listed applicants will be called to submit full proposal or project application document.
  • Selected applicants will be awarded the grant.

Complete application documents include – Applicant information, background, applicant profile, project description, project management arrangement, procurement, summary budget, and results and monitoring.

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For more information, please visit CDB Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund.


  1. Avatar Takele Teshome says

    Dear All
    The call for proposal was very relevant for flood affected Tiyo and Zeway Dugda district in Arsi zone, Oromia regions of Ethiopia. However, Ethiopia is not in the list. Will there be possible consideration if sound proposal reflecting the causes of the disaster and remedial measure be submitted