The Oversight Committee of the Forest Conservation Fund (FCF) is inviting interested local or regional NGOs, CBOs, and non-profit organizations involved in environmental, forestry or conservation activities in Jamaica to submit proposals for grant funding for projects to be implemented island-wide.
The Forest Conservation Fund (FCF) was created in Jamaica in September 2004 after the signing of three (3) agreements/contracts between the Government of Jamaica (GOJ), the Government of the United States of America (USG), The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Jamaica Protected Areas Trust (JPAT) respectively.
The central vision of the Fund is to achieve measurable reforestation of target areas within the seven selected priority sites as shown in this map. The key objectives of the Fund are:
1. Promote reforestation activities in denuded areas in the priority sites;
2. Develop a program that has a long-term Promote the protection, conservation and maintenance of parks, protected areas and reserves;
3. orientation and focuses on sustainability;
4. Develop and support the livelihoods of persons living in or near a tropical forest in a manner that is consistent with protecting such areas;
5. Establish partnerships with stakeholders both at the governmental and local levels in efforts for environmental conservation and protection;
6. Promote the development and implementation of scientifically sound systems of management including land and ecosystems management;
7. Strengthen the capacity of organizations at the national and local levels for managing natural resources and those involved in conservation activities;
8. Develop and implement an effective information and communication system that reaches the wider stakeholder population.