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Applications Invited for the CASA Opportunity Fund

Applications Invited for the CASA Opportunity Fund

Organization: Climate Ambition Support Alliance (CASA)

Apply By: 29 Feb 2024

Grant Amount: 100000 Pound

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About the Organization

The Climate Ambition Support Alliance seeks to strengthen the capacity and support the engagement of climate-vulnerable countries in international climate negotiations.

Our purpose is to increase the capacity and capability of climate-vulnerable country negotiators to engage in international climate negotiations, helping to preserve and enhance the rules-based international system and increase appetite for higher ambition.

Our vision is for a fairer, more inclusive negotiation process that enables the meaningful participation of climate-vulnerable country negotiators, supporting the ambition to keep global warming to less than 1.5 degrees celsius and reducing the prospects of rapidly escalating climate extremes and severe risks for vulnerable people and systems.

About the Grant

The Climate Ambition Support Alliance (CASA) is now accepting applications, via the Opportunity Fund, to fund activities that increase the capacity and capability of climate-vulnerable country negotiators and negotiation groups to engage in international climate negotiations and take transformative actions to confront the impacts and risks of climate change.

The CASA Opportunity Fund provides grants to finance activities that support a fair, inclusive, and ambitious negotiation process in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), upholding the objectives of the Paris Agreement and Glasgow Pact. The fund should be used to.

CASA is a £9.5m UK Department for Energy Security and Net Zero funded programme implemented by DAI Global UK Ltd. The programme is an important support mechanism for many climate vulnerable country parties that are adopting the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), by supporting their ability to access and influence climate negotiations.

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from organisations based in the global south that:

  • Support negotiators from diverse backgrounds, particularly indigenous groups, women and youth.
  • Focus on either Transparency & Reporting, Adaptation, or Nature.
  • Support in drafting National Adaption Plans (NAPs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).  
  • Enhance coordination and collaboration amongst negotiators and strengthen progressive alliances.
  • Generate products that support countries to develop capacity at the institutional, policy and legislative levels to implement the goals of the Paris Agreement.
  • Support climate vulnerable country negotiators to access best practice resources, funding, and knowledge exchange to implement UNFCCC agreements. This includes support in preparation and submitting applications to large multilateral climate funds.

The Opportunity Fund is a flexible and responsive source of finance available to all eligible organisations to provide grants for activities that support CASA’s objectives, enhance ambition and bolster South-South support and cooperation. The Opportunity Fund seeks to support projects between £20,000 and £100,000.

Eligibility

  • Be a company or organisation that is legally registered, or is in the process of legal registration, in its main country of operations.
  • The Applicant has the financial management and technical capabilities to implement the project.
  • The Applicant organisation has been operational for at least 3 months prior to applying for the programme.
  • Minimum of eight years’ project delivery experience within the proposed delivery team.
  • The proposed project has considered potential risks and provided clear risk management approach.
  • The proposed project’s environmental impacts are minimum or non-existent.

How to Apply

For more information, please contact the programme team on casaopportunityfund@casaclimate.org

Download the application form here. All completed application forms must be sent to casaopportunityfund@casaclimate.org on or before, Thursday, February 29, 2024.

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