About the Award
Applications are now invited for the WWF Reforestation Grant 2021.
People and nature rely on healthy forests. Eight out of 10 land-dwelling species and nearly 750 million people live in and depend on forests for goods and services such as food, wood, medicine, fresh water, and air. Despite their importance, threats to the world’s forests are growing at an alarming rate. To protect biodiversity, maintain ecosystem services, and regulate the climate, it is vital that forests are protected and restored where they have been lost.
Most of WWF’s work is focused in tropical rainforests, which are the most biologically diverse and complex forests on Earth. To ensure that communities and institutions have the resources to restore these landscapes, EFN invests in local organizations dedicated to expanding forest cover, creating biological corridors, and restoring watersheds. EFN supports the restoration of native biodiversity and ecosystem services with a focus on planting the right trees in the right places.
To be eligible for a Reforestation Grant, an organization must meet the following criteria:
- Your organization must be legally registered in an eligible country.
- Your organization must have a bank account.
- Your organization must conduct reforestation/restoration activities in a WWF-US priority area.
- Your organization must submit all required documents by the application deadline below.
- Your organization must complete all grant activities (including planting) before August 31, 2022.
- The proposed project must include an active learning, practical skill component, or field-based learning activity that builds skills and knowledge for local stakeholders as part of the project activities.
Priority is given to local organizations that
- Plant 8,000 or more native tree species
- Focus on conservation and address the drivers of deforestation in the organizations’ project area
Grant Size: USD 15,000
Deadline: November 25, 2021