How to Apply



We thank all the applicants that submitted their proposals by the 28 April 2023 cut-off date. 

We are happy to announce the 6th cut-off date that is set for 15 September 2023.

In 2023 the Global EbA Fund introduced two funding tracks: a general EbA project proposals track and a thematic proposals track. 

The thematic track for the 6th cohort will be announced shortly.

We encourage you to start developing your EbA proposal! Please consult the What We Fund page to see if your project concept will meet all grant selection criteria and eligibility requirements. All application documents and templates are available below.

Application Documents

In 2023 the Global EbA Fund shifted to a 1-stage application process and has updated the Grants Procedures Manual and project proposal templates. Please refer to the application checklist below. Old project proposal templates will not be accepted. 

Applications must be submitted in English. Official documents of the organisation and register entries must be translated into English.

All application documents must be submitted via email to Applicants must also fill out the submission form.

Consult What We Fund and the Grant Procedures Manual to see if your project proposal meets all grant-selection criteria and eligibility requirements. Follow the guidelines carefully when developing and drafting a proposal.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to undertake the EbA E-Learning Course prior to developing a project proposal. It is a self-paced online course that equips learners with transferable and replicable skills in designing and implementing EbA initiatives by offering targeted training on key principles, risk assessments, monitoring, and governance.

Core Indicator Framework

The Core Indicator Framework was developed with the goal of supporting the monitoring and communication of the grantees’ project outcomes. This reporting mechanism enables the Fund to show accountability to stakeholders, share joint achievements with the public, and assess and improve future allocation strategies.

Applicants must identify at least three relevant indicators from the Core Indicator Framework and incorporate them into the individual project’s logical framework.

Application Checklist

Please make sure your application includes all the following documents at submission:

☐ Completed Screening Criteria 

☐ Completed Project Proposal Template

☐ Completed Full Proposal Budget Template

☐ CVs of key staff involved in the project

☐ Audited financial statements from the last fiscal year (and for the last 2 fiscal years, if available)

☐ Signed Applicant Declaration Form

☐ Signed Co-applicant Mandate, if applicable

☐ Completed Online Submissions Form

☐ Completed Due Diligence Questionnaire

☐ Completed ESMS Screening Questionnaire (Table 1)

☐ Certificate of registration of the applicant organisation (see 4.1. Legal Entity / Judicial Person Status in the Grant Procedures Manual for details)

☐ Certificate of registration for each partner organisation that will receive funding, if applicable (see 4.1. Legal Entity / Judicial Person Status in the Grant Procedures Manual for details)

Data Protection and Privacy Policy

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), acting as the secretariat for the Global EbA Fund, are committed to respecting your privacy in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. I declare:

  • I hereby authorise the treatment of my personal data (country and type of institution) under the “Support for the Implementation and Upscaling of Ecosystem-based Adaptation” Project, for reporting purposes;
  • The data collected will be used for reporting purposes under the “Support for the Implementation and Upscaling of Ecosystem-based Adaptation” Project and access will be granted to the project coordination team;
  • The data collected will be stored for up to 10 years.

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