Readiness and Preparatory Support Guidebook

The GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme (the Readiness Programme) is designed to support countries’ engagement with the GCF, the building of a pipeline of climate change projects, and enhance country ownership. Resources may be provided in the form of grants or technical assistance. All developing country parties to the UNFCCC can access the Readiness Programme. The GCF aims for a floor of 50 per cent of the Readiness Support allocation to particularly vulnerable countries, including least developed countries (LDCs), small island developing States (SIDS), and African States.

The Readiness Programme provides:

Up to USD 1 million per country per year. Of this amount, NDAs or Focal Points may request up to USD 300,000 per year to help establish or strengthen a NDA or Focal Point to deliver on the GCF’s requirements. For an overview of eligible costs, please refer to Annex 6 of this guidebook.

Up to USD 3 million per country for the formulation of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and/or other adaptation planning processes.

It is important to note that within these specific funding caps, countries may submit multiple proposals over multiple years, to best meet the needs of the country over time.

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