How to Apply

Multi-year grants of up to £60,000 in total are available. Funds should be used within 36 months.

Call for applications

We are now accepting Stage 1 applications (Expressions of Interest) to our Climate Change and Forced Displacement Programme. The deadline for applications is 9 am on 8 March 2023. Any applications received after this date will not be considered.

Please note that we receive many more funding applications than we have resources to fund. We are therefore only able to progress applications that are well designed and clearly meet our funding criteria. 

Our Funding Criteria

Our objective is to increase the climate resilience of displaced people and their host communities. We do this by funding initiatives that help the two communities to adapt to climate change while also promoting environmental recovery and protection. 

We fund initiatives that aim to deliver win-win outcomes for 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 displaced people and the host community,
  2. Have a positive impact on the natural environment (protection or restoration).
  3. Foster positive engagement between displaced people and their host community.

Please note JAC Trust does not currently fund work in the UK.

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
  • Work in the UK

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 link to the form will be published at the bottom of this page. All applications must be submitted in English.

The Stage 1 form (Expression of Interest) 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 results do you expect?

A small number of organisations will be asked to submit a full proposal by completing the 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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