2017 CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Forest Landscape Grant Program

The Forest Landscape Grant Program aims to protect the country’s most critical forest landscapes. Through this approach, the Foundation intends to:

  • Establish a participatory and coordinated strategy to natural resource management on a large scale;
  • Increase understanding on the impacts of management decisions on forest ecosystem products and services;
  • Mitigate climate change by reducing emissions from forest degradation and deforestation (REDD-Plus) activities consistent with the Philippine National REDD-Plus Strategy; and
  • Ensure that the full range of local needs are being met while contributing to national commitments and global targets.

Focal Areas:

  • Sierra Madre
  • Palawan
  • Samar and Leyte
  • Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental
Eligible Activities:

Based on the PTFCF Results Framework 2017-2021, the following activities are eligible for fund support:

Outcome 1. Grow forests (Enhance forest ecosystems that provide products and services)

  • Participatory assessments of forests, such as (but not limited to): 
  1. Ecological assessments
  2. Forest conditions assessments
  3. Forest resources inventory
  4. Forest resources assessments and mapping
  5. Forest carbon stocks, climate change vulnerability/capacity, and climate-smart options assessments
  6. Forests social and cultural services assessments
  • Planning, zoning, and demarcation of forests
  • Threat-based, multi-sectoral forest maintenance, protection and law enforcement
  • Science-based and participatory reforestation, restoration and enhancement of forests
Outcome 2. Grow livelihoods (Improve livelihoods)
  • Action research, analysis and development of sustainable livelihood enterprises for communities, in a manner consistent with the sustainable management of forests
  • Catalyzing linkage of markets and community enterprises
  • Characterizing options for sustainable financing mechanisms
Outcome 3. Grow partnerships (Strengthen organizations)
  • Stocktaking and analysis of policies and forest management strategies
  • Supporting capacity development/enhancement of organizations and forest management bodies
  • Organizing and strengthening community-based organizations
  • Supporting forest management frameworks, plans, policies and governance 
Outcome 4. Grow advocates (Enhance knowledge management and public advocacy)
  • Conducting research on forests 
  • Development of learning materials and communication campaigns on forests
  • Supporting network build-up, learning exchanges, and advocacy on forest protection

Funding:

For 2017 to 2021, Php 480 M is available to support projects in the four focal areas. The categories of the grants are:

Small Grants

• Up to Php 500,000
• Must be implemented in one year
• Must deliver expected outputs immediately

Medium Grants

• Up to Php 6M
• Must be implemented in one to three years
• Must deliver multiple project outputs that can contribute to specific outcome/s in the PTFCF Results Framework 2017-2021

Large Grants

• Up to Php 24 M
• Must be implemented in one to five years
• Must deliver multiple project outputs that can contribute to all outcomes in the PTFCF Results Framework 2017-2021

Small and medium landscape grants may be linked with the large landscape grant to ensure a coordinated strategy for forest management in the focal area.

Eligible Recipients:

Entities involved in development, education, research, communications, livelihood and forestry are encouraged to apply. This includes:

  • Non-governmental, peoples, indigenous peoples, professional, socio-civic and community organizations;
  • Other appropriate local or regional entities active in the Philippines; and
  • Agencies or units under the Philippine government, in exceptional circumstances.
 Evaluation:

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

1. Design – Are the objectives, methods and outcomes coherent?

2. Capacity – Can the proponent successfully implement the project?

3. Impact – To what extent will the project contribute to the protection of the forest?

4. Relevance – Is the project relevant to the target group and the community?

5. Efficiency – Will the project be implemented in a timely and cost-effective manner?

6. Sustainability – Can the project be scaled up, replicated or institutionalized after its implementation?

Timeline:

PTFCF reviews proposals on a rolling basis throughout the year. Periodically, the Foundation issues Request for Proposals (RFPs) for specific projects. Please visit the website for updates.

Applications:

Interested entities may send their applications, using the prescribed templates for the proposals above, through mail or e-mail.

Mailing address:

The Executive Director
Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation 2F Valderrama Bldg., 107 Esteban St., Legaspi Village 1229 Makati City, Philippines

E-mail:

ptfcfconcept@gmail.com