Proposal examples for SFM projects
Projects aiming to implement SFM vary widely in scale, from small local projects, involving local communities and relatively small amounts of money, to large projects with many partners, possibly from a number of different countries, commanding large budgets. Both types of project are equally important.
Presented here are two examples that aim to show how to approach the task of making an application from a practical point of view. Based on TREE AID, the first example seeks to demonstrate how to apply for funds for a local community based project dealing with implementation of SFM on the ground. The second example is based on AFORNET, which supports African forestry research programmes that bring together junior and senior scientists from differing countries and backgrounds to solve pressing forest problems relating to SFM. These examples are described for illustrative purposes only.
It will be seen from the examples that the procedures for applying for funds broadly conform to the project cycle, but that names used for the project phases may differ. Using the information on problem identification, solution formulation and realisation, together with the criteria and indicators for SFM and the application procedures of each organization, can help to formulate a well-structured and persuasive project concept and project proposal that can be submitted to a funding agency for consideration.