Global Forest Fund

The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) has established the Global Forest Fund to help minimise the effects of CO2 emissions from the increased travel activity worldwide. The Fund supports schools and organisations by funding CO2 compensation efforts such as planting trees and environmental education activities.

What is the purpose of the fund?

Travelling far and frequently affects the climate and the environment that we live in and depend on for survival. To protect our climate, we need to minimize the effects of travelling by plane, car, boat, train, etc. – not easy in an increasingly globalised world.

The Global Forest Fund has been established by FEE to offset CO2 emissions from travel. This non-profit fund is managed by FEE’s International Learning about Forests Coordination  (LEAF). The fund invests 90% of its income directly into tree planting and other CO2 compensation efforts that are combined with environmental education activities.

Recent uses of the fund include the establishment of a botanical garden by the Saengthong Vitthaya School in Thailand and a seminar about micro forest promotion organized by the Thiruvonam School (Government Higher Secondary School) in India. These and other projects are described in the reports of FEE’S Global Forest Fund.

Download FEE's Global Forest Fund Report 2011 (PDF, 2.30 MB)
Download FEE's Global Forest Fund Report 2012 (PDF, 1.40 MB)
Download FEE's Global Forest Fund Report 2013 (PDF, 1.70MB)

Who can apply for funding?

Funding for tree planting and other environmental education activities are both available for organizations from countries within and outside the FEE network. From countries within the FEE network, the following organizations can apply for funding through their national LEAF coordinator:

  • Schools involved in the environmental education programmes of FEE’s LEAF,
  • Eco-Schools and
  • Young Reporters for the Environment programmes.

Organisations from countries outside the FEE network can apply for school funding through the International LEAF Coordination. However, a maximum of 1/3 of the total annual amount in the fund can be allocated to countries outside FEE’s network.

Please contact the International LEAF Director before completing and sending your request for funding.

Download FEE's Global Forest Fund application procedure (PDF, 21.45 KB) 
Download FEE's Global Forest Fund application form (PDF, 21.68 KB)
Download FEE's Global Forest Fund application form (.doc, 66 KB)

Contact LEAF
International LEAF Coordination
c/o Forestry Extension Institute
Honne, 2836 Biri
Fax: +47 6114 8199

International LEAF Coordinator: Bjørn Helge Bjørnstad
Applications for funding

The Global Forest fund is run by FEE's International LEAF Coordination. Please contact the International LEAF Coordination before completing and sending your request for funding.


FEE Global Forest Fund application procedure 
FEE's Global Forest Fund applicaion form