How to Apply

Climate Change and Displaced People Programme

Grants of up to £30,000 are available and the funds must be used within 12 months

We are currently closed to applications. The next funding round will be announced in June and the deadline for applications will be in August.

Each year we receive many more funding applications than we have resources to fund. Therefore, we are only able to support applications which clearly meet our funding criteria and are well designed. 

Our Funding Criteria

Our objective is to help forcibly displaced people and their host communities to respond to climate change. We also help those at acute risk of climate related displacement. We fund initiatives that aim to deliver win-win outcomes for both people and planet. 

All proposals must fulfil all three of the following criteria to be eligible for funding: 

  1. Deliver tangible improvements in the quality of life of the people we work with,
  2. Have a positive impact on the natural environment,
  3. Target one of these groups:
    1. Forcibly displaced people and their host communities, 
    2. Returnees and the communities that host them,
    3. People at acute risk of displacement. 
Who we fund
  • Registered non-profit organisations (charities, social enterprises). 
  • Organisations with an annual income of less than £10 million.
What we will not fund
  • Individuals
  • Emergency Relief
  • Research 
  • The promotion of religious causes
  • Core costs alone (but we are happy to pay an appropriate share of core costs)
  • Academic research
  • Organisations with an annual income of more than £10 million.  

When to apply

Our next call for applications will go out in June 2021, the deadline for applications will be in August. The call will focus on people at acute risk of displacement and returnees. 

Application process

The Trust uses a two-stage application process. All applications are submitted through an on-line system that opens four weeks before the deadline.

The Stage 1 form collects basic information on your organisation and asks three questions:

  1. What is the problem you want to address?
  2. What will you do?
  3. What result do you expect?

A small number of organisations will be asked to complete the on-line Stage 2 form. This form requests more detail on the work you want to undertake and how, including your monitoring framework. We also ask you to upload your accounts, annual report and safeguarding policy. You can find some useful resources on safeguarding on the Bond website.

After applying

Every application will be acknowledged by email within one week of receipt.

We will notify you of the outcome of your application two months after the application deadline. We endeavour to provide all applicants with brief feedback on their application.


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