Reforestation Partnerships


Tree Funding Eligibility Questionnaire


Please note: Applications for 2020 are closed. They will reopen in January 2021.
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Do you have a reforestation project and are wondering if you might be eligible to get funding from TreeSisters?  

By taking this Eligibility Questionnaire and answering yes to all the questions below will confirm that your project matches our list of requirements to qualify. We encourage you to read our Tree Funding Guide below for more details.


Before you review the below questionnaire, is the project developed, run by, or supporting indigenous and tribal peoples of the tropical forests?

If yes, we are very interested in this type of project and want to hear more, so please get in touch. Please review the Tree Funding Guide for more details about specific requirements, and send us an e-mail to tell us more about your project to


Does your proposed project fall under one of the following categories?  

~ Reforestation/afforestation (excluding monoculture plantation) 
~ Ecologically-focused forest restoration
~ Regreening farmlands with trees
~ Forest Landscape Restoration
~Other activities that could possibly help people live in harmony with trees  


Is the proposed project taking place in a tropical/equatorial, currently forested or previously forested area/landscape?

~ Tropical/equatorial forests are forests under moist climate (tropical rainforest, moist deciduous forest and swamp forests) 
~ Monsoon climate (tropical dry forests)  
~ Savanna climate (tree savannas)  
~Tropical mountain climate (montane/cloud forests) 

Is the proposed project taking place in a developing country?

Please click the link below for a list of developing/emerging countries

developing/emerging countries


Photos by Lauriane Cayet-Boisrobert 

Does the project aim to do one of the following?


~ Expand natural forest cover; restore top soil (including land fertility for agriculture)
~ Restore and maintain watersheds; control soil erosion  
~ Avoid deforestation or forest degradation of nearby forests of high conservation value*.

*It entails: primary forests; old growth forests; High Conservation Value Forests (HCVF); Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs); High Carbon Storage forest.

Does your project directly strengthen local culture and livelihoods?  

Does your project directly foster women's participation or influence? 

Are you primarily growing/caring for broad-leaved trees of multiple mixed species, which are native/indigenous to the region?


Production of timber or non-timber forest products for an industrial use is not the primary goal of the project. Is that true?


Has the proposed project been in existence for at least 5 years and has it achieved measurable impact(s)? Proven successful, preliminary/past or pilot projects count.

Will you be able to designate reforestation lands/sites specifically for TreeSisters funding to avoid confusion?  


Do you have a robust tree accounting and reporting system/method in place?  


Most of the funding you need is not to buy large infrastructure or major equipment*, is this true?  

(*Major equipment entails: major agricultural, sylviculture and technical equipment such as tractors and seed drills, and all that's needed to build or renovate a big facility or infrastructure, such as metal warehouse and large offices)

Photo by Project GreenHands

Photo by Project GreenHands

Are you legally registered?  


Are you looking for support as a non-governmental or community-based, non-profit organisation/association? 


Does your organisation have at least 3 non-executive trustees or directors?  


Do you have at least 3 years of financial accounts - externally done or prepared by a qualified accountant?

Thank you reading through our Eligibility Questionnaire.

If you have answered yes to all the questions above, we invite you to take the next step and review our Tree Funding Guide.

To apply for tree funding please download and complete the below documents and send your application to

~ Tree Funding Application Form

~ Tree Funding Budget Form

If you have any questions, suggestions or feedback please contact our team via

Thank you so much!