Loss and Damage Youth Grantmaking Council Launches $275,000 Grant Cycle to Combat Climate Change Effects:Get Ready to Apply
Published on December 3, 2023, by Loss and Damage Youth
On the 2nd of December 2023, the Loss and Damage Youth Grantmaking Council (LDYGC) joined forces with the Climate Justice Resilience Fund (CJRF) and Open Society Foundations to introduce a groundbreaking $275,000 grant cycle. The initiative aims to empower youth-led projects addressing the adverse impacts of climate change. This comes after the successful completion of the LDYGC’s $150,000 cycle in 2022, which supported 11 organizations in Asia and Africa in their efforts to combat Loss and Damage in their communities.
Grant Objective: In this new grant cycle, LDYGC is committed to providing financial support to innovative youth projects primarily from the global south. The focus is on initiatives actively combating loss and damage on the ground, with an emphasis on supporting locally-centered projects, encouraging inventive solutions, and fostering active community engagement in regions most affected by climate change.
Focus Areas: The grant will be directed towards four key thematic areas:
- Recovery and Rehabilitation
- Relocation and Resettlement
- Addressing Non-economic Loss and Damage
- Addressing Economic Loss and Damage Effects
Eligibility Criteria: Organizations seeking the grant must adhere to youth-friendly eligibility criteria, with a focus on grassroots and youth organizations in marginalized communities. The lead applicant must be below 35 years old, and proposed projects should align with the specified thematic areas.
How to Apply: The application window is open from February 1st to March 15th, 2024. Youth organizations interested in applying are encouraged to visit the LDYGMC’s official page for detailed information on the grant and the application process. It is essential to submit all required information before the deadline.
About LDYGMC: The Loss and Damage Youth Grantmaking Council (LDYGC) is a youth-led council established in collaboration with the Climate Justice Resilience Fund and the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition. Comprising eleven members aged 35 and below, LDYGC is dedicated to supporting youth-led initiatives addressing the loss and damage caused by climate change.
About CJRF: The Climate Justice Resilience Fund (CJRF) provides grants supporting women, youth, and Indigenous Peoples in creating and sharing their own solutions for climate resilience. Putting people, their rights, and their lived experiences at the center of climate action, CJRF pools funds from private foundations and philanthropists, including the Oak Foundation, The Kendeda Fund, the Robert Bosch Foundation, and Mackenzie Scott.
About Open Society Foundations: Operating globally in over 120 countries, the Open Society Foundations employ a multifaceted approach, encompassing grant-giving, research, advocacy, impact investment, and strategic litigation. With a commitment to advancing justice, education, public health, and independent media, the foundation provides crucial financial support to civil society groups on a global scale.
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