ICRI/UN Environment Grants Programme: Promoting Resilience of Ecosystems

ICRI/UN Environment Grants Programme: Promoting Resilience of Ecosystems


The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) and UN Environment are seeking concept notes for its grant programme 2017 to encourage projects that demonstrate and catalyze enhanced protection and management of coral reefs and related ecosystems, in particular by promoting resilience of ecosystems, dependent people and economic sectors. Innovative and replicable projects will be favourably considered.

Priority areas:

  • Climate change resilience
  • Adaptation
  • Coral reef recovery


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Grants under the ICRI/UN Environment Grants Programme are available to governments, NGOs and community groups, for projects implemented in developing countries, least developed countries and Small Island developing states.
  • Community groups that are not legal entities can apply through another legal entity (such as a local government or non-government organisation) that can go through the application process on their behalf. In such cases the application must demonstrate that the project is driven by the community group.
  • The applicant organization will be responsible for meeting the contractual obligations of the grant.
  • Applicants must be a legal entity, for instance:
    • a national or local government;
    • a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), registered charity, research institution, foundation or similar organization demonstrating a not-for-profit status, registered and permitted to work in the intervention country.
  • Note that your organization must have been in existence for at least two full years. Applicants that are NOT governments or government agencies need to fulfil due diligence requirements of UN Environment.
  • Individuals may not apply.

Grant Information:

Grants of up to 60,000 USD will be awarded to successful applicants.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants must download the concept note template and submit it via email at the address given on the website.


For more information, please visit UN Environment Grants Programme.