LONDON - The first grant call for the Reversing Environmental Degradation in Africa and Asia (REDAA) programme opens on 14 June 2023. REDAA is funded by UK International Development from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and managed by IIED. The grant funding will catalyse locally led research, innovation and action to help both people and nature thrive.

Grants of £200,000 - £500,000 will be available for initiatives lasting two to four years. Funded projects could be focused on improving evidence, using new tools or strengthening governance systems to support actions that are nature positive, strengthen local livelihoods and tackle the impacts of climate change. REDAA will prioritise applications from organisations based in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Subsequent grant calls may offer opportunities for smaller and larger value grants.

This is an exciting opportunity to inform how nature is managed and ensure local communities can access and make the most of critical ecosystem services.