Our Criteria for Funding

Letters of inquiry should indicate how a funding request aligns with the priorities of the Climate Justice Resilience Fund, as described in this website and our 2016 strategic framework overview. Please note that due to the high volume of letters received, we are not able to respond to each submission and will only contact you if we are interested in further exploring your funding request.

Please read the following information carefully before you submit a letter of inquiry. Letters of inquiry that do not align with the following criteria will not be considered.

1.  Review the Climate Justice Resilience Fund's website and strategic framework.

Funding requests must fit within the Climate Justice Resilience Fund's current strategy and priorities, as described in the CJRF website and our 2016 strategic framework. Only projects that closely align with the priorities of the CJRF will be considered for funding.

2.  Proposed activities should address the needs of CJRF constituencies through a community-led approach.

Funding requests will only be considered for projects that are based in East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania); the Bay of Bengal (India and Bangladesh); or the Arctic (Greenland, Canada, and Alaska).

Additionally, CJRF will only fund projects that address the needs of women, youth, and/or indigenous peoples. Arctic project requests should target indigenous peoples.  All projects should demonstrate a commitment to locally led, participatory approaches that empower communities.

3.  Proposed activities should align with at least one of the CJRF designated project "entry points."

Based on research assessments and funding trends, the CJRF has prioritized four entry points that have clear connections to securing justice: water access; food security and sovereignty; sustainable livelihoods; and migration and relocation.

4.  Funding requests should demonstrate a strategy for contributing to impact at scale.

CJRF seeks to support the sharing of community-driven solutions to enable knowledge exchange and replication of good practice.  We also aspire to ensure national and international policy and investment reflect community priorities and support community-led initiatives.