Sustainable Community Forestry Programme



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Community Based Organisations planting trees in African countires

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The Sustainable Community Forestry Programme supports projects in Africa that:

  • 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
  • Impact positively on climate change and carbon sequestration.

The Sustainable Community Forestry Programme supports community-based organisations (CBOs) to deliver community-level participatory projects that conserve and restore local forest resources and associated biodiversity, improve local livelihoods through sustainable use of trees and related income generation and increase resilience to climate change.

We prioritise support for new community-based organisations so that we are also helping them to build their own capacity to achieve their aims and objectives. We encourage the preservation of indigenous knowledge and the planting of indigenous species of trees.


We have received many Expressions of Interest for the ITF Sustainable Community Forestry Programme, supported by the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund. Thank you to all organisations that applied. We are currently screening all the EOIs and will shortly contact approximately 60 organisations to submit their full proposals. We expect that this will take place in the first half of November.Thank you being patient until this process is completed.

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