Funding and timeframe
CLIFF was established through funding from the UK Department for International Development, DFID (over £6.8 million) and the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency, Sida (£3 million approx). The first phase of CLIFF ran until the end of March 2010. DFID has since committed a further £15 million and Sida approximately £3.6 million to support a second phase of CLIFF, which will run over 5 years, until March 2015.
Co-ordination and implementation
CLIFF is co-ordinated internationally by Homeless International. We have also contributed using our HI Fund through guarantees worth over £0.6 million to help secure bank financing where possible as well as an additional contribution to CLIFF of £0.4 million. CLIFF is implemented on the ground by organisations of the urban poor and the non-governmental organisations that support them.
Our current Implementing Partners are:
CLIFF provides financial support through:
Capital funding is used to issue loans to projects; when these loans are repaid, they are used to support new projects. These projects mobilise a range of resources from the public, private and civil society sectors, such as loans, cost recoveries, land, infrastructure and skilled human resources. Loan guarantees from the HI Fund and other providers can also help access loans from financial institutions.