2024 Loss and Damage Grant to Address the Impact of Climate Change in Vulnerable Communities ($275,000)

Deadline: March 15, 2024.

The Loss and Damage Youth Grantmaking Council (LDYGC), in collaboration with the Climate Justice Resilience Fund (CJRF) & Open Society Foundations, has opened call for application for its new $275,000 grant cycle aimed at  concrete actions to address the impact of climate change in vulnerable communities. By concrete action, they mean tangible measures taken to tackle loss and damage in vulnerable communities within the areas of focus outlined in the section below. Thus, this grant cycle excludes any application with a central focus on capacity building and awareness campaigns unless it’s a highly important component, without which the project fails to achieve its initial goal.


The Council uses a wide range of eligibility criteria with the goal of having youth-friendly eligibility, addressing some of the issues faced by youth and grassroots organizations in marginalized communities. Applications should cover the criteria below: 

  • The lead applicant must be 35 or below and must have or lead a youth organization or grassroots organization applying operating locally or nationally especially those located in the most affected areas, vulnerable communities, marginalized groups, or any other that is not mentioned
  • The application should fall into “action to address L&D” from the above themes and must be submitted before the deadline through the google form provided below. 
  • The project proposal can be submitted in English, French, or Spanish. They advise applicants submitting in French or Spanish to attach a translation of their project proposal in English if possible. 
  • The project proposal must not be more than three pages and complete. Incomplete proposals will not be considered. 
  • The submitted project must fall within the grant’s scope, which is to fund ‘concrete actions to address loss and damage,’ excluding capacity building and awareness campaigns.


For this year’s Grant cycle, the Council will distribute a total of 275.000 USD to 9 projects by youth-led organizations, divided between two large grants of 50,000 USD each and seven medium-sized grants of 25,000 USD each. In this context, note the following definitions: 

  • A large grant (50,000) means a high financial allocation intended to support long-term initiatives with a broader reach and significant measurable outcomes. The implementation of a large grant can take a year or more. 
  • A medium-sized grant (25,000) means a financial allocation intended to support long-term initiatives that are more specific in their target and more flexible in their implementation.

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