Official End to Calls for Proposals for the Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund

The Caribbean Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF), now in its fourth year of implementation, wishes to inform potential applicants that, given the Fund’s operational time frame, there will be no new Calls for Proposals from community-based organisations in the Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).  

CDRRF is a multi-donor trust fund established by CDB in March 2012  with grant financing provided by the Government of Canada acting through Global Affairs Canada (formerly the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development), the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland acting through its Department for International Development,  and the European Union (EU) under the African Caribbean Pacific-European Union-Caribbean Development Bank (ACP-EU-CDB) Natural Disaster Risk Management in CARIFORUM Countries Programme.

CDRRF is a six-year project that focuses on  financing community-based disaster risk reduction  and climate change adaptation initiatives at the local level across eligible CDB BMCs with the exception being Haiti which benefits from financing provided under other CDB projects.

According to the Project Manager, Ms. Claudia James, “The Fund is pleased by the high number of Concept Note submissions, as well as the continuous informational requests on the CDRRF from the various organisations in CDB’s BMCs.”