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Catalytic Climate Finance Facility

A partnership between Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) and Convergence focused on scaling sustainable climate finance by providing grant funding and dedicated acceleration services to early-stage and market-ready financial solutions.

The Catalytic Climate Finance Facility (CC Facility) accelerates the implementation of high-impact, ready-to-scale financial structures, filling a market gap in mobilizing private capital for climate action in developing economies. The initiative is a partnership between Climate Policy Initiative and Convergence, who are combining their expertise to turn innovative financial vehicles into scalable solutions, to increase the available investable pipeline and grow the climate finance market.

The CC Facility accelerates the implementation of climate finance solutions by offering grant funding of up to USD 500,000, customized technical support over 12-18 months, and knowledge-sharing resources through a learning hub. The initiative aims to be an ecosystem builder and address a market need in scaling blended finance structures and catalyzing capital for climate change.

The facility has raised USD 13 million to date and is fundraising for a second round of USD 10 million by Q3 2024. The goal of the initiative is to reach USD 100 million in size over the next few years.

Application submission will open for the next cycle on March 20, 2024. Learn more about the CC Facility, including the application process and eligibility and evaluation criteria, here.

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About Climate Policy Initiative

CPI is an analysis and advisory organization with deep expertise in finance and policy. Our mission is to help governments, businesses, and financial institutions drive economic growth while addressing climate change. CPI has six offices around the world in Brazil, India, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. CPI serves as the Secretariat for the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (the Lab), an incubator program that develops innovative financial mechanisms to drive private investments into climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing economies.

About Convergence

Convergence is the global network for blended finance. On top of market acceleration through its Design Funding program, Convergence generates blended finance data, intelligence, and deal flow to increase private sector investment in developing countries. Convergence’s global membership includes over 160 public, private, and philanthropic investors as well as sponsors of transactions and funds.

Convergence’s Design Funding Program operates as a market acceleration tool providing early-stage capital to support blended finance solutions in frontier markets and nascent sectors to accelerate the number of investible transactions in market targeting SDGs.

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