African nations have pledged to begin restoring more than 100 million hectares of degraded land by 2030 through the AFR100 Initiative. Hundreds of local innovators are now pioneering project and business models that show that land restoration can contribute to a prosperous, net-zero-emissions future for Africa.
But they need support. That is why funders are looking to finance the top 100 non-profit community organizations and for-profit businesses that are restoring land by planting and growing trees.
Early-stage for-profit businesses or non-profits working in any of the 31 AFR100 member countries can apply for $50,000-150,000 USD. Established organizations can apply for $250,000-$500,000 USD.
After a two-stage application process through TerraMatch, the initial cohort of the top 100 will be announced in November 2021. Expressions of interest for the first round are open until September 23. Please read the full request for proposals to learn about the key dates and eligibility criteria. The selected projects and businesses will start receiving funds in early 2022.
Please join us on Sept 15 for an overview webinar, where our team will walk applicants through the process and answer your questions.