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.

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Why are communities so vulnerable?

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 Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF) will be issuing its Third Call for Proposals on July 1, 2015 and encourages potential applicants to start preparing for the Call early. Community Based Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations, Faith Based Organisations, Government Agencies, and Research Institutions requiring assistance to support community-driven projects that focus on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, are invited to become familiar with the application guidelines and documents available on the ‘How to Apply‘ page, in preparation for the Third Call.

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