A £12million capacity-building fund to support low-carbon transitions and a green, resilient and inclusive economic recovery across ODA-eligible countries.
The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) 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.
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.
With a 12-month implementation period for the grantees, it was no small ask. We wanted everyone who applied to show us a new way of looking at these challenges and they had a rigorous process to go through to prove to us what was possible.
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The UK government will fund the best projects and approaches to be deployed globally, and share UK expertise to support others with their own green recovery.
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Based on four funding windows – NGOs, businesses and academics all bid for funding of up to £500K. They attended webinars hosted in their region to learn more about the fund and the types of projects we expected to fund. From training and strengthening local networks to policy proposals that would accelerate emission reductions, our grantees brought the innovation we were looking for.
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Follow the links below to access the application portal and guidance on how to use the portal and submit your application.
The Expression of Interest (EOI) submission window for funding round 2 closed on 14 December 2020. EOIs were assessed and successful applications invited to submit a full proposal. This stage of the application built on the information gathered by the EOI and required greater detail about applicants’ project plan, the budget of grant funding being sought and the value for money each project would deliver.