Forest Governance, Markets and Climate 2015 Grants Round

FGMC will provide a new round of grants for projects that support governance and market reforms that reduce the illegal use of forest resources and benefit poor people.

Overview

The FGMC grants are intended to support activities globally, in timber producing, processing and consumer countries and regions. An anticipated £30m of FGMC Grants will be awarded to between 15 and 25 grantees for 30 months from 1 October 2015 to 31 March 2018, there is a 3 stage process:

  • Concept Note window 22 June to 13 July 2015
  • Proposal window 30 July to 20 August 2015
  • due diligence and contracting August to September 2015

What the fund will achieve

FGMC aims to bring about governance and market reforms that reduce the illegal use of forest resources and benefit poor people who depend on forests for their livelihoods. As part of global efforts to improve forest management and tackle deforestation the FGMC supports the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, in particular by tackling illegal logging in timber-producing developing countries and the trade in illegally-produced timber products. It also seeks to apply lessons from the timber trade to trade in other commodities that impact forests and people who depend on forests for their livelihoods.

FGMC grants will further the objectives of the overall FGMC programme by supporting not-for-profit organisations working on these issues

How to apply

Links to the Concept Note form and guidance are provided below. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 3pm UK time on 13 July 2015.

Countries

FGMC has supported governance related activities in over 20 timber producing and processing countries, with a particular focus on countries where the UK is the lead EU Member State supporting the FLEGT process (Ghana, Guyana, Indonesia, Liberia and Myanmar) and other UK-supported countries (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo and Vietnam). In addition FGMC also supports work in processor countries (China) and in EU and other global policy arenas.

Background information on the fund

Over the 10-year period 2011-2021, FGMC has a total budget of up to £250 million funded from the UK International Climate Fund (ICF). For the period from April 2015 to March 2018 the project has a budget of £84 million, which will be allocated primarily through accountable grants, service contracts and Memoranda of Understanding.

FGMC has supported governance–related activities in over 20 timber producing and processing countries, with a particular focus on countries where the UK is the lead EU Member State supporting the FLEGT process (Ghana, Guyana, Indonesia, Liberia and Myanmar) and other UK-supported countries (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo and Vietnam). In addition FGMC also supports work in processor countries (China) and in EU and other global policy arenas.

FGMC grants issued in previous rounds included activities that: enhanced advocacy and voice; built capacity for CSO, Private sector federations and Government, provided research and evidence for policy development, legal reform and forest rights; supported enforcement, improved justice, transparency, monitoring and whistle-blowing; and maintained a global ‘community of practice’ around illegal logging and associated governance issues.

Contacts

DFID has appointed an independent Programme Management Support Team (PMST) to provide programme management support to the delivery of FGMC. For further information on the FGMC 2015 Grants Round or on the PMST, please contact the PMST at fgmc-grants@kpmg.com.

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