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Call for Proposals: the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund competition is now OPEN

Dec 22 2016

PEFC CF 2017 Apply-nowWe end the year with some exciting news, the launch of the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund!

“This year we are looking to invest in projects that stimulate innovation and new solutions for promoting forest sustainability," said Sarah Price, Head of Projects & Development at PEFC International.

"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.”

PEFC members and other non-profit organizations are all encouraged to submit proposals by 31 March 2017. Make sure you check out our Call for Proposals first, then simply send us your application form.

What a successful project could target…

  • 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.

Over 600,000 Swiss Francs invested so far

In the past six years, we have invested more than 600,000 Swiss Francs in 30 projects, with impacts realized in forests and communities all over the world.

From investing in local efforts to raise awareness and capacity to promote forest certification, establishing national certification systems, and undertaking research and development for new products and services within PEFC certification, these projects are making a difference around the world.

Interested in getting involved?

Through the PEFC Collaboration Fund, we 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.

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.

Download the application form and apply by 31 March 2017!

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