UK Govt Offers Kenyans Ksh800 Million To Plant Trees; How To Apply.
The government of the United Kingdom (UK) has announced Ksh800 million in funding for nature-based projects in forest conservation and restoration.
On Thursday, February 10, the UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions) announced that they were aiming to meet the Kenyan government’s pledge of having 5.1 million hectares of forest cover in the country by 2030.
The organization also stated that the funding was part of a total of Ksh4.7 billion set aside for various climate change programs in the country.
“In consultation with the Kenyan Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Kenya-UK PACT is seeking to fund projects that will strengthen regulation, coordination, and financing of forest conservation and restoration activities,” read the statement in part.
Furthermore, UK PACT stated that they were looking for programs that would aid in the formulation and influence of policies in the country’s climate change conversation.
During the program’s launch, Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge’s foundation, in collaboration with the UK government, announced a Ksh75 million program to restore over 1000 hectares of Kaptagat forest in Elgeyo Marakwet County.
“Breathing to keep you going, breathing to feel alive. Athletes train in the Kaptagat forest. They need the forests, it is good for their health and for good breathing. I want the world to breathe well. Without forests, you cannot breathe.” Kipchoge stated
How To Apply
Applicants interested in participating in the program are encouraged to create an account on the country programs opportunity portal before submitting their applications.
In addition, for their project ideas, they should submit a proposal template, work plan, monitoring template, and a draft budget.
Kenyans interested in participating in the program should have projects with annual budgets ranging from Ksh38 million to Ksh157 million.
“All projects should aim to start on July 1 and end no later than March 31, 2025. The projects must have a clear indication of the outcomes and impacts expected to be achieved in the first year of implementation, as well as in each subsequent year of implementation,” read the statement in part.
Interested applicants should submit their applications by March 18.
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