Full Application Questions & Guidance

The full application is the second stage of the application process for TerraFund for AFR100. After conducting a review of the expressions of interest, we have invited the most compelling applicants to submit a full proposal. This does not mean you have been officially selected for this funding opportunity.

Once you submit your full application, our team of experts will review your comprehensive proposal and we will announce our final decision in the fall of 2023. Below, you will find a list of each of the application sections and fields, as well as links to dive deeper into each section of the application.

On May 30, we hosted a webinar to walk applicants through the questions. We highly recommend that you review this information before proceeding.

We understand that projects might change scope, but you should submit information based on your current understanding of your project model. You can anticipate that this project will begin in late fall of 2023 or early 2024, with planting beginning by April of 2024 at the latest. For each field, try to be as detailed as you can. Note that we will not accept applications outside of the TerraMatch platform.

If you would like to work on questions in preparation, you can download this editable word document.

 

Organizational Information: General
  • Organization type: For-profit organization or non-profit organization
  • Organization name
  • Organization address
  • Organization WhatsApp-enabled phone number
  • Date organization founded
  • Language preferences
  • Website and social media links
Organizational Information: Governance 
  • Countries of legal registration  
  • Proof of registration
  • Organization mission 
  • Please provide at least two letters of reference 
  • NON-PROFIT ONLY: List your organization’s board members 
  • FOR-PROFIT ONLY: List the people who have an ownership stake in your company 
  • The number of full-time employees
  • The number part-time employees
  • The number of women employees
  • The number of men employees
  • The number of youth employees
  • The number of employees over 35 years of age

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Organizational Information: Past Community Experience 
  • How does your organization engage with farmers?
  • How does your organization engage with women?
  • How does your organization engage with people younger than 35 years old?
  • How has your organization mobilized and engaged with community members to restore land?
  • How many community members has your organization benefitted over the past 36 months?
    •  Total beneficiaries 
    • Women benefitted
    • Men benefitted
    • People including and under 35 years of age benefitted
    • People over 35 years of age benefitted

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Organizational Information: Financial History
  • NON-PROFIT ONLY
    • What was your organization's total budget in USD in 2020, 2021, 2022?
    • Please upload your organization’s 2020, 2021, 2022 budgets.
    • What is your organization's projected total budget in USD for 2023?
    • In the past 36 months, who provided you funding, what type of funding did you receive, and how much funding did you receive?
    • How did you raise that funding?
  • FOR-PROFIT ONLY
    • What were your organization's revenues in USD budget in USD in 2020, 2021, 2022?
    • Please upload your organization’s 2020, 2021, 2022 income statement and balance sheet.
    • What is your organization's projected total revenue in USD for 2023?
    • Upload your organizations bank statements from the past 6-months 
    • In the past 36 months, who provided you funding, what type of funding did you receive, and how much funding did you receive?
    • How did you raise the funding?

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Organizational Information: Past Restoration Experience 
  • How many years of restoration experience does your organization have?
  • How many hectares of degraded land has your organization restored since it was founded? 
  • How many hectares of degraded land has your organization restored in the past 36 months? 
  • How many trees has your organization restored or naturally regenerated since it was founded? 
  • How many trees has your organization restored or naturally regenerated in the past 36 months?
  • Photos of past restoration work
  • What was the average survival rate of the trees that your organization has grown?
  • Which tree species has your organization grown?
  • Which interventions has your organization used to restore land?
  • What strategies have you used to maintain the trees that you have grown?
  • In which areas of this country have you worked in the past, and what are their characteristics of these landscapes?
  • How have you monitored and evaluated the progress of your past projects?
  • Please upload monitoring reports from past projects. 
  • Please upload a geospatial polygon that identifies the location of a past restoration project. 

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Proposed Project Information 
  • What is the name of your proposed project?
  • What are the objectives of your proposed project?
  • In what country would your project operate?
  • In which subnational jurisdictions would you carry out this project?
  • What is your proposed project budget in USD?
  • NON-PROFIT ONLY: Please upload a detailed budget for this project.
  • FOR-PROFIT ONLY: Please upload a detailed budget for this loan application.
  • When do you expect to this project to begin actively restoring land?
  • When do you expect this project’s final restoration activity to occur?
  • What are the key stages of this project’s implementation?
  • Which partner organizations do you intend to engage during this project? 
  • Which of the following land tenure arrangements govern your project area?
  • How does the land tenure system operate in your project area?
  • Please upload any documentation that explains the project area’s land tenure
  • What risks could your project will face, and how do you intend to reduce their likelihood and mitigate their effects?
  • How would you report on, monitor, and verify the impact of your project?
  • Please draw or upload a geospatial polygon of your proposed restoration area.
  • Which Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) would your project support?

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Proposed Project Information: Environmental Impact 
  • What are the biophysical characteristics of the project area?
  • What are the main causes of degradation in the project area?
  • What interventions do you intend to use to restore land?
  • How many hectares of land do you intend to restore through this project?
  • How many trees do you intend to restore through this project? 
  • What tree species do you intend to grow through this project?  
  • How many geographically separate locations would your project restore?
  • What would be the ecological benefits of your project? 
  • What would be the sources of tree seedlings for your project?
  • How many tree nurseries would this project establish or expand?

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Proposed Project Information: Socioeconomic Impact 
  • How has land degradation impacted the livelihoods of the communities living in the project area?
  • How would restoring the project area improve the livelihoods of local people and their communities?
  • Are there any connections between the proposed project and improved food security? If so, please describe.
  • Are there any connections between the proposed project and improved water availability, quality, or flow? If so, please describe.
  • What kind of new jobs would this project create?
  • How many new paid jobs would your proposed project create?
    • Total expected new jobs
    • Percentage of new jobs that would be full-time 
    • Percentage of new jobs that would be part-time
    • Percentage of new jobs that would be filled by women 
    • Percentage of new jobs that would be filled by people between the ages of 18 and 35?
  • How many people would this project benefit?
    • Total expected number of beneficiaries 
    • Percentage of project beneficiaries that would be women
    • Percentage of project beneficiaries that would be smallholder farmers 
    • Percentage of project beneficiaries that would be large-scale farmers 
    • Percentage of project beneficiaries that would be younger than 35 years of age 

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Additional Information
  • Upload any additional documents
  • On which of the following topics would you request technical assistance from a team of experts? 
  • How did you hear about this opportunity? 

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