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Funding Process

This page while including an overview of the funding for FGLT activities and the annual work programme planning cycle, primarily outlines the following:

  • The process for individuals to apply for funding
  • The process for Committees to apply for funding
  • Guidance for the Committees when considering application
  • Guidance to the Executive when considering applications

The FGLT Annual Work Programme is primarily created by way of a process focused on the mandates of the FOA/FFA Committees, with the Committees being expected to consult widely to ensure that their work is representative of the forest growing industry. However with the advent of the commodity levy, there is an additional non-membership pathway which is now included – applications from the wider forest industry or other stakeholders that are not represented on the FOA/FFA Committees. As a result it is expected that all applications whether from a Committee or elsewhere will be subject to a robust and transparent process that is considered fair and unhindered by bias.

FGLT Funding Process - Application Guidance (.pdf 260KB) (available in word format here 173kb)

FGLT Funding Application Form (.pdf 55 KB) (available in word format here 105 kb)

FGLT Funding Application Pack (.pdf 145 KB) (available in word format here 140 kb)

Questions & Answers

Who can apply for FGLT funding?

The funding of a project by the FGLT is open to anyone with a project which will directly benefit the industry. Although this will most likely be a person or organisation connected to the forest growing industry in some way, people or organisations not involved in the industry but with a good idea are still welcome to apply.

How do I apply for funding?

Applications for inclusion into the Annual Work Programme are accepted until 1 July. An application pack is available from the website and guidance to completing the documentation is also available.

What happens if I miss the 1 July deadline?

Your project will not be considered for inclusion into the Annual Work Programme. If there is a surplus identified, applications for projects may be considered on an additional 2 occasions throughout the year.

What if my project is accepted?

Your project will be included in the Annual Work Programme and placed under the management of the relevant FOA/FFA Committee.

What involvement does the FOA and FFA have?

The FGLT have contracted the FOA and FFA to manage the yearly programme of work as Secretariat to the FGLT. The FOA and FFA have been provided a budget from the FGLT in order to do this. The FOA/FFA Committees are responsible for assessing the viability of projects. The FOA Executive (with FFA representation) will consider the Committee recommendation and make a decision according to the budget. If the allocated budget is not adequate, but the project is considered important, the FOA Executive (with FFA representation) will escalate the case to the FGLT for consideration.

I haven't heard anything for a long time – where is my application?

Because applications need to be assessed at Committee meetings, the process can be quite long in duration. You will receive a letter once your application is received estimating the time it will take for your application to be considered. If there is any further delay, you will be notified.

For any other information, please see the Guidance Pack and FGLT Funding Policy.