In our view, the healthiest forests are managed by prosperous communities, with aid from the newest forestry technologies. Tomorrow's Forest Foundation implements the Tomorrow's Forest Communities programme by allocating non-refundable grants between 2022 – 2031, within the limits of available financial resources and of an annual allocation, respecting free competition, the effective use of resources, transparency, and equal treatment. The project is carried out on the territory of Romania in accordance with the rules and legislation in force.

Tomorrow's Forest Communities programme aims at the sustainable development of forest communities in Romania, as well as promoting responsible forest management.

The objectives of the programme are:

  • Promoting the responsible management of forests, the adequate management of protected areas and the conservation of biodiversity in forest areas.
  • Contributing to increasing the quality of life in forest communities.
  • Cultivating respect and love for nature and its riches through awareness and quality education of the inhabitants of forest areas.
  • Providing equal opportunities for the development of forest communities.
  • Supporting the implementation of innovative technologies with low carbon emissions.

Budget & Grants

  • The total budget of the programme is 300.000 EUR for the year 2023.
  • Grants include funding between 3.000 and 30.000 EUR.
  • Co-financing is not expressly requested from the applicants, but own contributions are scored additionally.

Target Groups

  • Citizens from forest communities.
  • Forest owners/managers.
  • Local public authorities/public institutions.
  • NGOs/social partners/universities concerned with sustainable forest management.
  • NGOs with expertise in nature conservation and management of protected areas.
  • Children, pupils, students, etc.

Eligible Entities

  • Owners/administrators of forests and/or their associations.
  • Territorial-Administrative Units, owners of forest/forest space or their associations.
  • NGOs with concerns in sustainable forest management.
  • NGOs with expertise in nature conservation and management of protected areas.
  • Local, community NGOs, social enterprises, cooperatives.
  • Educational institutions (kindergartens, schools, high schools, universities) and forestry research institutes.

Priority funding areas will be defined for each annual funding cycle but must follow specific programme objectives. More examples of the types of eligible activities and expenses are provided in the Applicant's Guide.


The projects aim to increase respect for nature by educating stakeholders for responsible forest management in forest communities.

Research, innovation, and technology transfer

Development of research/innovation and technology transfer in the fields of sustainable forest management.


The implementation of new technologies aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of entities operating in the forestry sector.

Social economy

Social economy development in forest communities — effective community organizations that promote sustainable and equitable economic development of communities.

Increase in forested areas

Increasing the share of reforested/forested areas in the areas of current/future forest communities.