Demystifying the Loss and Damage Youth Grantmaking Council (LDYGC)

  1. Overview of the Loss and Damage Youth Grantmaking Council (LDYGC)
  2. Why the LDYGC is important
  3. What are the Functions of the Loss and Damage Youth Grantmaking Council (LDYGC)

Did you hear about the Loss and Damage grant which was launched on the 22nd of September 2022 and wondered how it came about, how decisions will be made etc? no worries this blog is for you

Overview of the Loss and Damage Youth Grantmaking Council (LDYGC)

The Loss and Damage Youth Grantmaking Council (LDYGC) is a collaboration between Climate Justice Resilience Fund (CJRF) and the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition. The LDYGC is made up of eleven members from the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition all below the age of 35 from different regions. Its main function is to facilitate the disbursement of a subset of grants from the Scottish government’s commitment to addressing loss and damage at COP26

As a result, on the 22nd of September 2022, the LDYGC launched the Loss and Damage Grants which will support 11 organizations – One with $50,000 and 10 with $10,000 each. These 11 organizations will be announced at COP27.

Why the LDYGC is important

The Climate Justice Resilience Fund (CJRF initiated the youth board because of the following:

  • Achieve participatory grantmaking 

A diversified participatory board on grant-making is effective because it enables stakeholders with an understanding of diverse issues and the best solutions to be a part of the process.

  • Advocate for youth to have an important role in the decision-making 

Funders and donors should include youth in the process as they are impacted the most yet have been largely excluded. They are also effective,  just like the Youth Loss and Damage Youth Grantmaking Council

  • Support Climate Justice 

It is important to let communities define the term climate justice and action to address loss and damage from their own perspectives

What are the Functions of the Loss and Damage Youth Grantmaking Council (LDYGC)
  • Determine and develop the application guidelines for the grant under the guidance of the CJRF
  • Open the call for application and this was done on the 22nd of September 2022
  • Review applications and select the 11 organizations
  • Announce the winners of the Grants at COP27

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