We are pleased to announce a new call for proposals to our Africa Drylands Programme. We are accepting applications from 15 countries bordering the Sahara and Sahel regions. The programme provides grants of up to £5000 to small organisations, who often have little experience in applying for and securing funding.
Africa Drylands seeks to support community scale projects aiming to:
– Conserve, restore and protect indigenous forest resources, habitats and associated biodiversity;
– Support community-led natural resource management and regeneration to promote reforestation;
– Improve nutrition, food security and local livelihoods through sustainable use of forests and trees and related income generation.
Previous projects have included Trees for the Future in Senegal, and Regreening Sokura in Mali. It is surprising just how much can be done, and how many trees can be planted, with such small sums of money. We look forward to reading the project proposals and funding some great initiatives by the end of the year.