The Community Disaster Risk Reduction Trust Fund was established by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) with grant financing from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Canada and the Department for International Development, United Kingdom. The Fund finances community-based disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) initiatives at the local level across eligible borrowing member countries of the CDB.
The physical and geographical features of Caribbean countries, as small island developing states and coastal territories, make communities throughout the region highly vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather events such as floods, landslides, storms, droughts, hurricanes, storm surges, and heat waves.
The CDRRF has opened its Second Call for Proposals for the period July 8 – 22, 2014. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 4:30 p.m. July 22. We invite CBOs, NGOs, Faith Based Organisations, Government Agencies and Research Institutions interested in supporting community driven projects focusing on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, to take a look at our revised application guidelines and application documents. Find out more