The Tenure Facility supports projects that feature a range of activities. You can learn about these, the grants we offer and the project selection process here.
The Tenure Facility supports projects that secure Indigenous Peoples and local communities land and forest tenure including but not limited to activities that recognise rights, legal documentation, community mapping, monitoring and conflict resolution among others, and projects that exercise community land and forest rights and forest tenure, and include activities that strengthen Indigenous and community capacity to protect, govern, plan, manage, and sustainably use their forests and lands. Country project grants will range from 1 to 3 years in duration and from US$200,000 to US$5 million in size; grants average US$1.5 M for two years. More than one grant may be made in a particular country.
The Tenure Facility welcomes letters of inquiry, but does not accept unsolicited proposals. The Tenure Facility invites project proposals, and does not issue a wide “Call for Proposals.”
The Tenure Facility aims to achieve two outcomes:
Successful grants will:
Because some countries without significant forest cover present major opportunities to secure land rights and generate globally relevant lessons, up to 20% of the portfolio will include countries that do not have significant forest cover.
Project proponents must demonstrate: