Green Recovery Challenge Fund

A capacity-building fund to support low-carbon transitions and a green, resilient and inclusive economic recovery across ODA-eligible countries.

The UK Government has partnered with ICF Consulting to deliver the Green Recovery Challenge Fund under the UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions) programme funded by UK International Climate Finance.

The story so far

In 2020, we began our search for projects that supported the acceleration of the low-carbon transition for ODA-eligible countries in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia.

We wanted bold ideas that addressed specific low-carbon challenges. Ideas that were creative, innovative and scalable. Ideas that would promote gender equality and social inclusion and inspire future programmes to drive climate ambition at scale.

Through 2022, we will continue to support successfully funded projects and we look forward to applications from new projects for the next funding round of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund.

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Following two successful funding rounds of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, we are pleased to announce a new funding round that once again calls for impactful projects. This funding round is open for applications now, with projects starting towards the end of 2022. Applications close for expressions of interest (EOI) on 13 June 2022 at 12:00 (GMT+1).

Want to learn more? Watch recordings of our webinars that took place at the beginning of May and read our application guidance page to find out more about the funding round themes and application process.

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So, what kind of projects are we looking for?

We’re looking for innovative ideas that fall under the two themes outlined below. Only registered not-for-profit organisations are eligible to be the lead Implementing Partner of a proposal/consortium. For-profit organisations can participate in the call for proposals as partners within a consortium.

Check out our grantees’ past projects to learn more about the types of projects we expect to fund.

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The themes we’ll be funding for this round

MRV tools for forests, land use and agriculture

supports emissions reduction efforts and generates economic opportunities in Asia and Latin America by improving the sustainability of forest and agricultural practices through accurate measuring, reporting and verification (MRV).

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Greening financial systems

continues its work in Asia to mainstream climate-related financial risks and opportunities in order to unlock investments that contribute to achieving net zero goals and a just transition.
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Previous themes we’ve funded

Electrifying urban mobility

Electrifying urban mobility aims to advance more equitable, accessible and cleaner transport systems, with a focus on electric vehicles.

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Clean energy transitions

Clean energy transitions promotes new renewable energy policies, the transition of energy infrastructure and ensures energy security.

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Nature-based solutions

Nature-based solutions supports economic alternatives that limit deforestation, and promote uptake of silvopastoral, agroforestry and regenerative agricultural systems.

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With each step, we support our grantees to make their projects a reality

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Financial support

We provide a funding mechanism for projects that we are confident will have an impact.

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We support stakeholder engagement to ensure projects succeed with their beneficiaries.

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We help our grantees communicate great stories about their project to a wide audience

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Thematic expertise

We provide connections to experts for each theme to support the success of projects.

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Our webinars are your chance to find out more about the UK PACT Green Recovery Challenge Fund and our expectations for funding quality projects.

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Discover more about some of our live projects


Building capacity for Agroforestry Organic Cotton production to benefit marginalised communities

Imperial College London

Latin America


Mainstreaming climate risk assessment in credit operations of Brazilian development banks


Latin America


Capacity building to the government of Peru to support its first sovereign sustainable bond issuance

Global Green Growth Institute

Latin America

Already received funding from UK PACT?

If you’re a current grantee, you can access your existing project through the portal. If you’d like to apply for this funding round, you’ll need to go through a new application process.

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