The PEFC collaboration fund competition is now open!
Following on from the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue, there appeared to be no question that forest certification needs to embrace modern innovations & technology. In response to this, through the PEFC collaboration fund they are seeking to support members and their partner organisations in their efforts to embrace technology innovation within certification.
What are they looking for?
Ambitious solutions to tackle critical issues like making certification more accessible for smallholders, creating innovative approaches for auditing and data collection, or imagining new ways to engage consumers on sustainability.
They want projects that pioneer new applications of technology and innovation that show promise of new solutions for:
- Engaging and leveraging society for sustainable forestry
- Strengthening trust and traceability throughout value chains
- Creating efficient and accessible sustainable forest management certification
- Evolving certification processes, data collection and impact measurement
Are you interested in getting involved?
PEFC members, both national members and international stakeholder members, are eligible to apply and must be the main project applicant. Project partners may include all kind of organisations, including private and public sector organisations.
Proposals can request a contribution of up to 50,000 CHF and must have a maximum project time frame of 3 years. The fund will support new and additional activities rather than existing, ongoing work and running costs. Grantees must provide evidence of at least 35% co funding from other sources within the overall project.
You can find out more about this on the PEFC website here.
Are you interested in obtaining PEFC Certification for your business?
Interface NRM are a Certification Body, who are able to offer PEFC Certification Services. You can learn more about this on our website here, where we do also have a live chat should you wish to speak to one of our dedicated staff members.
We can also be called on 01952 288325 or you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org