You will find below an answer to most of your questions.

For any other information, don’t hesitate to download the project guidelines or to contact the Karayib Klima team.

Frequently Asked Questions

On Karayib Klima

What is Karayib Klima?

As a follow up of the PAIRCC and within the framework of the Paris Agreement, Karayib Klima aimls to strengthen climate resilience in the Caribbean by developing civil society’s capacity in advocacy and project delivery.  The project encourages the deepening of regional cooperation by financially supporting the creation of multi-country coalitions between creole-speaking CSOs in Hait, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Martinique, Guadeloupe and Saint Martin.

The three objectives of Karayib Klima are:

What is the PAIRCC?

PAIRCC is is a two-years project which took place between September 2018 and August 2020. PAIRCC had a total budget of 350 000 euros, and was co-financed by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and in collaboration with French and international public and private actors. The project’s objective was to strengthen climate resilience capacity in the creole-speaking territories by mobilising a network of regional expertise.

PAIRCC delivered targeted climate resilience trainings, supported knowledge sharing and capacity building through the creation of a peer-to-peer civil society network.

To know more, click here.

Who is supporting the project?

Karayib Klima is funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the French Agency for ecological transition (ADEME), Fondation de France and by international financial and technical partners.

Who is UNITE Caribbean?

UNITE Caribbean is a Caribbean cooperation and development consulting firm. UNITE Caribbean supports the social and economic development of Caribbean territories through regional technical cooperation.

UNITE Caribbean is headquartered in Guadeloupe, with a 100% owned branch in Saint Lucia and a presence in Martinique, Haiti and the United States.

As specialists in conceptualising and managing international cooperation projects, UNITE Caribbean responds to the challenges of the Caribbean by networking and sharing the knowledge of public and private actors in the region and by promoting Caribbean expertise across linguistic boundaries.

Visit UNITE Caribbean’s website to know more.


What is the project's length?

Karayib Klima’s duration is 24 months (May 2020 to May 2022).

Coalitions projects grants’ can have a maximum duration of 12 months.

On eligibility criteria

What is climate resilience?

Within the framework of the Karayib Klima Project, “Climate resilience” actions include all development actions designed and structured to assist in mitigating the effects of climate change through an adaptive approach. Climate resilience actions must therefore seek to limit the impacts of climate change on ecosystems and societies and allow populations to reorganise to adapt to them.

What areas of climate resilience are covered by the Karayib Klima project?

The Karayib Klima Project addresses several major topics of interest relating to climate resilience in the following areas:

What is a CSO?

Within the framework of the Karayib Klima Project, “Civil Society Organisation” (CSO) refers to all organisations in the territory that do not belong to state agencies, public establishments, local authorities, or religious or political organisations. These include community-based organisations, associations, foundations, NGOs, trade unions, cooperatives, small businesses, and consular chambers, acting from a perspective of public interest and service to the population. They are locally-established organisations that actively participate in the development of their territory or community and defend interests and values based on ethical considerations.

What is a "concrete" action?

“Concret actions” refers to concrete and operational climate resilience projects proposing adaptable, replicable and measurable solutions to the effects of climate change for the mutual benefit of stakeholders of the coalition leading the project.

Projects under this funding stream must:

What is an advocacy or awareness raising activity?

An advocacy or awareness raising activity should be an advocacy campaign projects on topics within the scope of climate resilience, geared toward local or national policymakers, and/or awareness campaigns that contribute to raising awareness among the general public on issues of climate resilience.

Projects under this funding stream must:

What is a CSO coalition?

Projects presented within the framework of the Call for Proposals are collaborative, multi-country and multi-territory projects, and must be led by a coalition of at least two CSOs situated in at least two different countries. Projects must be collaborative, and implemented by multi-territorial and multi-actors coalitions.

To apply for a Karayib Klima grant, CSOs members of the proposed coalitions who will receive all or part of the grant must:

Please note: Members of the coalitions which will note receive or manage any grant related funds need not comply with the above.

What is a Coalition leader?

Projects presented must be submitted on behalf of a coalition of organisations having appointed a lead organisation. The leader must be chosen by coalition member organisations, preferably based on proven project management experience and the leading role that it will be required to play in the implementation of the project presented.

The leader’s role is as follows:

On the grant application process

What is the deadline to submit the grant application?

Grant applications complete with all mandatory documents should be received before December 13th, 11:59 pm EST.  Incomplete applications, or applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.

What is the maximum grant amount?

The overall grant amount for the entire project of the coalition of stakeholders ranges from €5,000 to €40,000 maximum.

The coalition will have to mobilise a minimum counterpart funding amounting from 30% to 10% of the total amount of the project.

This may be valued on the basis of measurable and quantifiable valuation elements.

In what currency should I prepare my budget?

CSOs must establish their funding plan in two currencies: local and Euro, broken down by country or territory according to the location of the expenditure. The costs presented will be inclusive of all taxes, with overall and flat-rate, firm and non-revisable costs.  

What is the concept note form?

Organisations interested by the Call for Proposals can test the eligibility of their project and/or ask for assistance to identify potential caribbean partners to build coalitions.

They can do so by using the concept note form available here.

The forms will be reveiewed by the Karayib Klima team who will bring answers and proceed with suggesting partners.

What are the grant application languages?

Projects may be submitted in French or English at the discretion of the stakeholder coalition. 

A coalition comprising English and French speakers will have to decide on a language of submission, which will be the language used to produce documents throughout the duration of the project.

All the technical, administrative and financial documents of the Call for Proposals are available in French and English. It should be noted that grant agreements will be drafted in French.

What are the mandatory documents to submit with the application?

Grant applications must include the following elements:

I have an idea for a project but no partners in other countries to form a coalition. What can I do?

All CSOs with a resilience project idea with potential regional impact can request assistance to build a coalition through the concept note form. The Karayib Klima team will analyse the request, suggest potential partners and support in the subsequent discussions.

Can I get assistance to develop my project?

The Karayib Klima team will be available for CSOs during the Call for proposals phase. They can assist CSOs in finding potential partners, answers technical questions on the Call for Proposals, evaluate the eligibility of projects and bring a technical support in grant proposal writing.

How can I formally build a coalition?

Once partner organisations have identified a common project on which they wish to work together, they should sign a coalition agreement. The fomal coalition agreement will identify the coalition leader. A template of convention agreement is available here.