Caribbean Development Bank’s Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund

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Deadline: 7 August 2015

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is announcing its third call for concept notes for the Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF) with a purpose of providing grants to communities across the Caribbean to support the costs of undertaking projects to strengthen the population’s ability to react to and reduce the risk of exposure to natural hazards.

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The Community Disaster Risk Reduction (CDRR) Fund finances projects which reduce the risks of natural disasters and support climate change adaptation efforts in communities across the Caribbean.It works to help community members and groups find ways to reduce their vulnerability to risks associated with natural disasters and to adapt to a changing climate.

Eligible Countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The 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

Funding Information

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  • CDRRF will provide funding to the projects ranging from USD400,000 to USD650,000.
  • The duration of the projects should be up to 24 months.


  • climate change adaptation strategies into the sustainable development agenda of CARICOM states.
  • enable safer, more resilient and sustainable disaster management in participating states.
  • to improve knowledge capacities and develop evidenced-based knowledge.

Focus Components of Fund

  • Community DRR/CCA sub-projects;
  • Knowledge Management and Communications;
  • Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • Mainstreaming DRR/CCA considerations into Country Poverty Assessment Processes.

Eligibility Criteria

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Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and community based organisations (CBOs) registered and based in CDB Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs), Regional and national research institutions, and government agencies from the above mentioned countries are eligible to apply for the fund.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply by submitting concept notes via email or post at the address given on the website.

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



  1. Avatar William Deng says

    Dear Divya Sharma, we are a alocal NGO call ICEP base in Western Bhar el Gazal State South Sudan.we have four component in our program: Education theory through provision of vocational training to a abandon children, food security,WASH and Child protect but total we did not have any external funds from donors, we would like to request you if you could connect us with any donors who had RFP relating to our programs specifically South Sudan and also it will be a grand that could allow local NGOS,CSOS and CBOs to apply.


    William Deng
    Executive Direct
    ICEP Wau South Sudan