SUBMIT A PROJECT

SUBMIT A PROJECT

We are currently accepting project proposals. Detailed instructions can be found in a document prepared for this call for proposals and can be found on the right-hand side of this page. This document lists eligibility criteria and describes the submission process.

Project proposals must focus on in-situ conservation of globally threatened trees and must be submitted using three template forms (project proposal, budget and logical framework) that can be downloaded from this page. Incomplete proposals will not be reviewed.

Proposals can be submitted in French or English. Forms and instructions are available in both languages. For sending proposals please use the form below.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS

French / English

 

APPLICATION TEMPLATES

Project proposal (French / English)
Logical framework (French / English)
Budget (French / English)
The deadline for submission is midnight CET on June 30th, 2019.
Eligibility criteria
For each call for proposals, the following eligibility criteria must be respected:
Eligibility
Any organisation with well established expertise and efficiency in plant conservation can apply.
Species
Only projects aiming at improving the conservation status of globally threatened tree species listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened species are eligible. Threatened species include those listed as Vulnerable (VU), Endangered (EN) or Critically Endangered (CR) (www.iucnredlist.org). Therefore, applicants must check the status of their target species at www.iucnredlist.org to ensure that their project is eligible. If a species is considered as threatened but the assessment is not yet published on the Red List website, detailed additional information justifying a VU, EN or CR status must be provided. Priority will be given to projects targeting CR and EN species. Projects targeting VU species will be accepted when immediate investments will be necessary to stop a rapid decline.
We define trees as plant species presenting a single trunk at least 2 meter high.
Threatened tree species will be the main key performance indicators of the projects. Projects proposing a positive impact on other threatened species and associated habitats will be favoured (collateral benefits). The Foundation will favour projects of global relevance (globally threatened species) versus projects protecting species locally or regionally threatened.
Geographic areas
The Foundation can fund projects implemented all over the world but will favour areas with high biological diversity as well as areas where needs are important and funding opportunities are limited.
Projects types
Projects must implement concrete on-the-ground conservation actions. Projects can span over a period of up to 3 years.
Costs
The Foundation favours conservation projects with reasonable budget in relation to proposed activities. Costs/benefits ratio will be an important criterion during project selection. Funding for the organisation’s general costs will be limited and funding preferably spent where field activities are implemented. Management costs (overheads) must represent less than 10% of the budget.
Co-funding
A minimum of 20 to 50% of co-funding will be required. The percentage will depend on project size and regions ; a diversified funding basis ensures a better sustainability. Co-funding will therefore be an important criterion but it is important to document the specific impact of the contribution of the Foundation.
Evaluation/Impact
A specific effort will be requested from beneficiaries to document the impact of their project on the ground. The main indicator will be the target species (increase in population size, increase in area of occupancy, threat reductions…) ; it will have to be measurable and verifiable. This indicator can be complemented with secondary indicators based on other species or the habitat of the target species. Representatives of the Foundation may travel to project sites in order to evaluate project implementation and impact.
Coordination with other donors
The Foundation would like to ensure that funded projects are implemented in good coordination with activities funded by others and implemented in the same area. To that effect, the Foundation will maintain direct links with other donors ; proposals must indicate sources of co-funding (donors and amounts). Results of past activities must be mentioned in the proposal.
Partners
Beneficiaries must ensure that they have all legal authorizations to work in the proposed project area. Projects including a partnership with local or national organisations will be favoured.

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