Sustainable Community Forestry Programme



If you are looking for tree planting funding in Commonwealth African countries

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Do you plant trees?
Are you a Community Based Organisation?
Are you in a Commonwealth country in Africa?

The ITF Sustainable Community Forestry Programme is open for applications

With support from

Grants are available to support community-based organisations that plant trees in the Commonwealth countries of Africa, check if your country is part of the Commonwealth here.


The Sustainable Community Forestry Programme supports projects in commenwealth countires 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.


To find out more download and read our guideline document and take a look at other projects we have supported through the Sustainable Community Forestry programme.

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