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Caribbean Development Bank


Grants for projects in water supply and sanitation, energy, disaster risk management, and climate change in Caribbean countries.

Principal Office: International


The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) aims to assist Caribbean nations to promote broad-based economic growth, inclusive social development, good governance, and regional cooperation and integration. The CDB supports the Millennium Development Goals for the Caribbean region.

The CDB is one of the world’s smallest multilateral development banks. It supports projects for health, education, physical infrastructure, enterprise development, and disaster risk management and climate change. Many funded activities are for water supply and energy.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF). The BNTF provides resources to poor Caribbean communities to improve access to public services, enhance employability, and reduce socio-economic vulnerability. Thematic areas for project funding include community water supply, local environmental degradation, and skills training for livelihoods and enterprises (among many other topics).

BNTF’s support is available to community groups, NGOs, and government agencies in the participating countries. Most grants range from about US$30 thousand to US$500 thousand.

About the program

APPLICATION: BNTF’s web pages explain the Fund’s goals, objectives, and beneficiary countries.

The BNTF provides contact information for its local offices in each participating country ( Belize, The Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the Turks and Caicos Islands).

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

The CDB’s member countries and territories are identified below.

Latin America and Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos Islands

Note: Not all of these are defined as countries in the Terra Viva Grants Directory.


The Bank posts profiles of funded projects.

The CDB’s Special Development Fund includes a program area for disasters and climate change.

The Bank works through Caribbean Technology Consultancy Services to subsidize technical assistance, workshops, and employment attachments for Caribbean enterprises. The sectors include agro-industry, fisheries, energy, and several others.

Contact Us provides information for CDB’s office in Barbados.

Last Profile Review

October 2017