Community-based Climate Change Action Grants (CBCCAG)

Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

The Community-based Climate Change Action Grants support community-based adaptation and mitigation activities in developing countries in partnership with non-government organisations. The objectives of the program are to: increase the resilience of communities in developing countries to the unavoidable impacts of climate change; and reduce or avoid greenhouse gas emissions while also contributing to development priorities in the target communities.

Open to Applications : 
Application Time Frame : 


Climate Objective : 
Both Mitigation and Adaptation
Administrator Type : 
National Government Entity
Financial Instruments Offered : 
Direct Access : 
Fund Size : 

AUS$16 million for 2011-2016

Financing Award : 
Between 1 and 10 million USD
Trustee : 
Not specified
Implementing Entity : 

CBCCAG was implemented in partnership with multiple Non-Government Organisations, including: Oxfam, CARE Australia, Save the Children International, Act for Peace, Live & Learn, The Nature Conservancy and Plan International.

Steps to Access & Application Procedure

Funding support covered activities beginning by mid-2012 and finishing on or before 31 December 2014, however organizations that are successful in gaining funding through this grants program may be eligible for project extensions beyond 2014, with extensions of up to 2.5 years.
Application guideline:

Organizational and Decision Making Structure

Not specified.

Monitoring and Reporting Procedures

Not specified.

Co-financing Requirements (if applicable)

Not specified.

Other Eligibility Criteria Beyond Geography and Income

Applications of AUS$1-3 million in South East Asia and AUS$1-2 million in the Pacific will be considered, but proposals must demonstrate value for money.

Contact Information

Kellie Raab
Climate Change Policy and Adaptation Section
GPO Box 887
Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: +61 (0)2 6178 5712

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