The ‘Luxembourg-Fiji Drua Innovation Small Grants Scheme’ seeks to support inclusive and resilient economic development in Fiji through the financing of activities that support the private sector and and civil society to increase alignment with the objectives and principles of the Fiji’s Climate Change Act (2021) and associated National Climate Change Policy 2018-2030. Activities in scope for support must show consideration and treatment of two cross-cutting themes:
A – Addressing gender inequality issues at risk of exacerbation by climate change
Proposals must align with the gender equity principles of the Climate Change Act. Proposals that deliver tangible benefits to women’s livelihoods through engagement with women’s collectives, support to women in business, scale up of empowerment and income generation diversification initiatives, and other activities that seek to support involvement of women in private sector-led climate risk management will be prioritised.
B – Minimizing and Addressing Loss and Damage
Proposed activities to be funded via the grant scheme must demonstrate awareness of current and future climate change impacts and risks and offer solutions that help to either minimize potential loss and damage or address unavoidable loss and damage due to climate change.
The Luxembourg-Fiji Drua Innovation Small Grants Scheme offers small grants up to 75,000FJD to support private sector and civil society organisations to contribute directly to the market diversification, resilience building, and the internal business reform required to grow our economy and minimise our exposure to climate change risks.
Grants will be be awarded based on merit and assessment against pre-determined performance indicators as detailed in the ‘Call for Proposals’ linked below.
The Grant Selection Committee will be comprised of stakeholders from the private sector, civil society, government, and key implementation partners. In alignment with the objectives of the grant scheme, the composition of the committee must be gender-balanced.
Track 1: Grant funding up to $75,000 FJD
Track 2: Seed funding up to $50,000 FJD
Note: It is compulsory to provide the completed submission form.