The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has partnered with ICF Consulting to deliver the Green Recovery Challenge Fund under the UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions) programme funded by UK International Climate Finance.
The UK PACT Green Recovery Challenge Fund will disburse £12 million over two years on projects that will help countries accelerate their low-carbon transition. It will focus on projects that maximise emissions reductions in ODA-eligible countries across Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a focus to support projects to build back better and promote a greener and more resilient future.
We are looking for innovative ideas that address specific low-carbon challenges, show measurable results, promote social inclusion and inspire future actions to increase climate ambition at scale while supporting countries to rebuild their economies after the COVID-19 outbreak.
Applications are open to international and local non-governmental organisations (NGOs), civil society organisations, research institutes and private sector companies. Each project has the potential to be awarded up to £500,000 over the course of a 12-month implementation period.
Examples of activities we expect to fund include:
- Enhancing skills in key institutions by providing training
- Recommendations of new policies or tools to accelerate emission reductions
- Creating knowledge and communication products (e.g. research papers)
- Strengthening networks of key actors to drive climate action.