Transformative Actions Program (TAP)
We help to transform sustainable local infrastructure concepts into mature, robust and bankable projects ready for financing and implementation.
This is a global call
TAP Webinar 2023
Building strong applications to TAP
What is the tap?
A global initiative to support local and regional governments transform their net-zero emission and resilient development infrastructure concepts into mature, robust and bankable projects ready for financing and implementation.
How does it work?
We mobilize projects through annual calls. Those that show high transformative potential get increased visibility to potential investors, and are connected to project preparation facilities and financial partners.
Just three steps
Successful local government fundraising and project pitching
Using the example of Brasilia, the federal capital of Brazil, this knowledge product gives practical tips on successful fundraising and project pitching.
Climate Finance Decision making tree
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This decision-making tree guides local and regional governments through a series of questions that help them consider and find the most suitable financing tools.
Although there is no commonly approved definition of bankability, this checklist collects the benchmarks funders looks at before financing a climate project.
Who is behind the TAP?
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability leads the initiative supported by a multitude of partners specialized in climate finance and investments.
Why partner with us
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US
As a project developer and manager in the city of Bukavu (DR.Congo), one thing I could not realize is that I was having limited knowledge about the needs and requirements of funders.
The exposure and feedback we received from the financial experts were very constructive in helping us to develop our project proposal even further.
Makindye Ssabagabo was elevated to a municipality in 2016, raising the community's expectations who anticipated immediate quality services. We identified the critical projects but were resource-constrained. Through TAP, we have fine-tuned key project concepts and interacted with potential funders.
We learned a lot about challenges on the ground and discussed ways to improve the overall planning process. A key factor is early-stage community engagement and the usage and implementation of social and environmental safeguards.
Listening to the pitches [of local governments’ climate projects] has been very insightful for us, as we focus on early-stage project preparation. On the one hand, we got insights into a number of projects presented by very different actors with their own points of view on project preparation. On the other hand, we got a better understanding of the difficulties these diverse actors encounter, which we can take into account when developing trainings or providing support to municipalities.
The prospects of Makindye Municipality in Uganda to access climate funding for its Rail project were boasted after the project was showcased at the Darling Cities Event 2020.