How to Apply


The Global EbA Fund has moved its application process online!

The Global EbA Fund has launched its first pilot application programme that is entirely online. All applications under the 6th cohort with the cut-off date set for 15 September 2023 will be submitted through this platform. This process applies to both general and thematic funding tracks. Application documents remain the same as before and are structured into three sections in the online platform.

We strongly advise you to prepare your application offline ahead of time and transfer your information onto the portal when your application is ready. Register and explore the online platform here.

Section I: Eligibility Screening  

Download the template for the Eligibility screening questionnaire

Section II: Due Diligence and Financial Capacity Questionnaire 

Download the template for the Due Diligence and Financial Capacity Questionnaire

Please pay specific attention to the supporting documents requested. You will need to upload them when completing the form online. 

Section III: Application Form  

Download the template for the Application form 

The application form is the main body of your proposal. Please pay specific attention to the updated guidance on how to develop a logical framework and detailed activity table. Both the application and supporting documents must be in English. Documents not in English must be translated. An official translation is not required.

The Detailed Budget is a component of the application form and needs to be developed offline and included as an attachment in the application form. Download the template for the detailed budget. Please pay special attention to the Guidance tab

Please refer to the Grants Procedures Manual for further information. Still have questions on how to navigate the platform? Check out our FAQ here.

In 2023 the Global EbA Fund introduced two funding tracks: a general EbA project proposals track and a thematic proposals track. The application process and cut-off date are the same for both tracks. 

For its 6th cut-off date set for 15 September 2023, applicants interested in submitting under the thematic track are asked to propose a project around Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge in EbA

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.  

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.  

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.

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.

The Global EbA Fund follows the IUCN Privacy Policy.

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