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FAO-EU FLEGT Programme

Available assistance

The current FAO-EU FLEGT Programme has been established as a five-year grants programme sponsored by the Government of Sweden, the Government of the United Kingdom, the European Union and FAO. It runs from 2015 to 2021.

The Programme has extended support mechanisms for private sector stakeholders.

In both Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) and non-VPA countries the Programme enables stakeholders to participate in the national, regional and global FLEGT processes through two different mechanisms: calls for proposals and direct assistance.

Calls for proposals: Once a year, the Programme makes a call for proposals from government, civil society and non-profit private sector organizations based in VPA countries to submit ideas for concrete, viable projects that will promote the production of legal timber and reduce illegal logging.

Who can apply?

Government, civil society and non-profit private sector organizations based in VPA countries.


Please click here to visit the 2018 Call for Proposals page and download the related documents.

Direct assistance: The Programme can also provide funds for specific actions related to implementing a national FLEGT strategy, for example providing training or for technical assistance. These actions can include short-term inputs or complementary support, provided it is aligned the Programme’s goals.

Who can apply?

Government institutions and non-profit private sector organizations based in VPA, and in eligible non-VPA, countries. 


There is no funding timeline for direct assistance and proposals can be submitted at any time. Please consult the direct assistance guidelines here.

Please visit the Where we work page to see current funded projects.