Tanzania Forest Fund awards four types of grants, namely; small grants, medium grants, large grants, and special purpose grants. These grant categories are differentiated by amount of money offered, eligible beneficiaries, project implementation duration and contribution to forest protection, conservation, management and development. The grants types are elucidated hereunder as follows:
- Small Grants (Amounts not exceeding Tanzania Shillings (TZS) 10 million) This type of grants is specifically for individual persons, primary and secondary schools and Community-based Organizations (CBOs). Community-based organizations are eligible to apply for grants up to TZS 10 million, while individuals and primary and secondary schools are eligible for applying grants not exceeding TZS 5 million. The duration for implementing projects awarded small grants is 12 months.
- Medium Grants (Amounts above TZS 10 million but not exceeding TZS 20 million) 10 Medium grants shall not be awarded to individual persons, primary and secondary schools and community-based organizations, but all other beneficiaries are eligible for the grants. The duration for implementing projects awarded medium grants is 12 to 18 months.
- Large Grants (Amounts above TZS 20 million but not exceeding TZS 50 million) All beneficiaries are eligible for this grant’s category except individual persons, primary and secondary schools and community-based organizations. The duration for implementing projects awarded large grants is 18 to 24 months.
- Special Purpose Grants (Amount exceeding TZS 50 million) Special purpose grants are awarded to government institutions only for the purpose of implementing projects with a significant impact on protection, conservation, management and development of forest resources, which cannot be realized using other types of grants.