2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund - apply now!
The 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund is now open, and we are waiting for your proposals! Make sure you have applied by 31 March 2017.
“This year we are looking to invest in projects that stimulate innovation and new solutions for promoting forest sustainability."
"From the forests, all the way down the supply chain to the marketplace, we are open to diverse and fresh ideas which are locally relevant yet globally significant,” said Sarah Price, PEFC Head of Projects & Development.
What we are looking for
We want to encourage locally relevant advancements in the sustainable management of forests. New and independent projects which embody and stand to deliver on the Fund’s objectives through the eligible means will be considered.
To give you an idea, take a look at the ideas below:
- New approaches or activities that raise awareness, communicate and promote certification or certified products;
- Capacity building that enables the expansion of forest certification;
- Research relevant to PEFC International's Sustainability Benchmarks or the implementation of national standards;
- Research and exploration to further integrate new products, services and/or approaches into PEFC certification systems.
Proposals can request a PEFC contribution of anything up to 40,000 CHF and should have a project timeframe up to two years. Grantees must provide evidence of at least 35% additional co-funding from other sources within the overall project budget. All proposals must be submitted using the application form.
PEFC members and other non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Project partners may also include private and public sector organizations. If the lead grantee is not a PEFC member, it is desirable for a PEFC member to be a project partner (find out more about current PEFC members and how to become a PEFC member).
Download the application form and apply by 31 March 2017!