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On-site restoration projects

Is your organisation passionate about land restoration? Are you involved in community actions? Do you have innovative ideas and solutions for extending or accelerating land restoration? If so, the G20 Global Land Initiative invites you to apply for a grant for on-the-ground restoration projects.

Deadline: 31 March 2024

Name of donor : G20 Global Land Initiative

Amount of the grant : 10,000 $ to 100,000 $

Category: Grant

Area of interest 

Land conservation

Innovation

Civil society development

During the Saudi presidency of the Group of Twenty (G20), G20 leaders launched the Global Initiative to Reduce Land Degradation and Enhance Terrestrial Habitat Conservation (hereafter referred to as the G20 Global Land Initiative). The global ambition of the G20 Global Land Initiative is to reduce land degradation by 50 % by 2040. To ensure the effective implementation of this goal, a coordinating office for the initiative has been established within the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. In addition, the G20 Global Land Initiative is also leading the land challenge of the United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration.

The G20 Global Land Initiative is undertaking a series of activities around the world to promote large-scale land restoration. These include sharing and showcasing best practice, working with the private sector to see restoration as a business opportunity, working with civil society to promote advocacy for land restoration and working with global universities to build capacity for large-scale restoration. As part of its activities, the G20 Global Land Initiative aims to support up to 60 on-the-ground restoration projects undertaken by civil society organisations to promote community action for land restoration.

Information on financing
  • The Initiative's grant programme will support up to 60 restoration projects in the field this year, with grants ranging from USD 5,000 to USD 15,000.
Eligibility criteria
  • Civil society organisations from all regions of the world involved in community-based land restoration actions are eligible.
  • Land restoration would mean improving land cover or land productivity and, as such, could involve reforestation, afforestation, sustainable agriculture, waste management to avoid land contamination, cleaning up contaminated land to avoid waterlogging, rewetting peat bogs and improving soil quality.
  • Work to restore ecosystems in forests, grasslands, drylands, rangelands, farmland, peatlands, mangroves, soils, tundra and wetlands in the landscape could be supported.
  • Restoration work can be carried out anywhere in the world, without the need for a separate limit G20 member countries. Priority attention will be given to submissions from civil society organisations in developing and least developed countries.
  • Proposed and ongoing projects may be considered for support, although preference will be given to ongoing operations.
  • Funds can be used to broaden the scope of restoration, improve techniques, use new technologies, provide technical assistance, run capacity-building programmes or document lessons learned and communicate progress. Funds may also be used for a combination of the above.
  • Organisations must have an annual budget of more than USD 25,000 to be eligible. Funding should be used to scale up and elevate planned or ongoing efforts. Stand-alone projects relying solely on this grant will not be considered for support.
  • Multi-annual support may be considered on the basis of progress. demonstrated in implementing the project.

For more information, please visit the G20 Global Land Initiative .

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