About the ICA Fund

Supported by the Open Society Foundations, the C40 ICA Fund is designed to help cities develop and implement climate projects with equity and inclusion principles at their core. There is no climate justice without social justice, and action at the city level is critical to achieving both. 

The ICA Fund builds on the successes of phase one of C40’s Global Green New Deal Pilot Initiative. It was launched in response to the unmet needs of cities as they navigate interlinking global crises, aiming to benefit cities by:

  • Strengthening existing programmes, policies and projects by making them more equitable and inclusive.
  • Enabling cities to unlock broader, long-term organisational and financial buy-in for inclusive climate action.
  • Providing a platform to showcase cities leading on inclusive climate action.

The successful phase one applicants are expected to be announced in June 2023.

Application guidelines

Please note that applications are no longer being accepted (since 21 April 2023 at 12:00 BST). The documents below are for reference only.

C40 prepared guidelines, frequently asked questions (FAQ) and a question and answer (Q&A) guide to support cities in preparing their proposals for the ICA Fund call.

Access the documents below: