The mission of our network is to support, strengthen and develop civil society organizations. First and foremost, our efforts are aimed at strengthening our network members in their ability to influence climate policy.

We are launching a small grants program among members of the CAN EECCA network in order to give them an incentive to develop and support important initiatives.

You can submit your application if:

  • You are a member of the CAN EECCA network (the current list can be found here)
  • You are officially registered as a CSO and can accept money transfers from Kyrgyzstan
  • You have a specific need or idea
  • The Mini-Grant will help you become stronger in your ability to influence your country’s climate policy or help strengthen civil society voices
  • You are ready to implement your idea before the end of 2022

Your ideas and activities can cover a wide range of topics: climate change mitigation, renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate education, national and local climate policy, sustainable cities, just transition, adaptation and biodiversity.

In total, we will select 5 organizations that will receive a mini-grant of up to 2,000 euros. The decision in the selection of applications will be made by the CAN EECCA Board and the coordinator. If your idea is supported, your organization will receive 80% of the required budget immediately and 20% upon receipt of the report no later than November 30, 2022.

An important component of our competition is cooperation between the countries of the region and between civil society. We will ask you to indicate how exactly your idea can involve representatives of at least one other country in cooperation. This can be a meeting during UN negotiations, a general event, consultation, cross-posting on social networks, etc.

Our competition will be open until August 7 inclusive. We will inform all participants about the results of the selection no later than August 12, 2022.

To participate in the competition, please fill out the application carefully, include a realistic budget and send it to can.eecca@gmail.com no later than August 7, 2022.

The small grants program will be held within the framework of the project “Commitment to climate protection in Kyrgyzstan and the region of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia”, funded by the international agency “Bread for the World”.