- Department for International Development
- 19 June 2015
- Last updated:
- 30 June 2015, see all updates
- Agriculture, Climate change, Empowerment and accountability, Environment, Livelihoods, Private sector/business, and Trade
- Eligible organisations:
- Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and UK-based non-profit organisations
- Value of funding:
- £500,001 to £1,000,000 and More than £1,000,000
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
- FGMC Business Case (2011-2015)
- FGMC Business Case Addendum (2015-2018)
- FGMC Logframe
- FGMC Annual Report 2012
- FGMC Annual Report 2013
- FGMC Annual Report 2014
- Development Tracker - FGMC
- EU FLEGT Action Plan
- DFID Logframe How To Note
- DFID Review of the use of ‘Theory of Change’ in international development (DFID 2012)
- EU FAO FLEGT facility website
- FAO FLEGT Programme Website
Published: 19 June 2015
Updated: 30 June 2015
- Frequently asked questions and question and answer presentation documents added
- Concept Note Guidance and Concept Note form added
- First published.