Commonwealth Climate Resilience Challenge Grants 2023

Applications are currently ongoing for the 2023 Commonwealth Climate Resilience Challenge Grants with the theme ‘Global challenges’.

Universities that are members of the ACU Commonwealth get grants to boost their efforts to address climate resilience.

Open to academic and professional staff, the grants support collaborative work focused on either of the two main strategic priorities of the Commonwealth Climate Resilience Network (CCRN):

  • Enhancing the climate resilience of universities themselves, and/or
  • Enhancing universities’ contribution to the resilience of communities, Businesses, and government

The funding can be utilized for a diverse range of initiatives, training sessions, and occasions in sectors like:

  • Improving learning, teaching, and training for climate change adaptation – e.g. virtual exchange or collaboration, teaching or professional practice collaboration, and sharing and co-development of learning materials
  • Increasing the research capacity of CCRN members in climate change adaptation – e.g. virtual fellowships or collaboration, comparative analyses, research management, and uptake capacity building, understanding and documenting indigenous knowledge and resilience practices
  • Improving institutional resilience policies and practices adopted by Commonwealth universities – e.g. developing tools, training, and approaches to support contingency and continuity of operations planning at higher education institutions


The Commonwealth Climate Resilience Challenge Grants 2023 offers four grants of up to GBP 2,500 each are available for staff at ACU member universities to help meet the costs of organizing projects that promote the aims and priorities of the CCRN.


  • This funding is only available for ACU members and we encourage applicants to collaborate with other ACU member institutions to promote further Commonwealth partnerships.
  • They will also accept applications that are led by ACU members but are in partnership with institutions outside of our network.
  • Grant applications that allow matching or additional funds from the applicant’s institution will be looked upon favorably.
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Application Process

  • A brief interim report is due halfway through the project, and a thorough final report is due one month after the project is over.
  • Any outputs (such as toolkits, publications, etc.) produced as a result of the funds must also be made available to the CCRN and larger ACU network.

To apply for Commonwealth Climate Resilience Challenge Grants 2023, click here.

Deadline: March 13, 2023.

For more information, visit the official site.

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