The 10YFP Trust Fund

Trust Fund

Calls for proposals

The Secretariat of the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP) organises calls for proposals to support the shift towards SCP. Governments and not-for-profit organizations in developing countries and countries with economies in transition are invited to submit proposals in response to these calls.

Ongoing calls for proposals

Theme of the Call for Proposals: Sustainable Lifestyles and Education - scaling up and mainstreaming

Available funds: up to USD 500,000

Closing date: 11 September 2015, 6pm Paris time

Call for proposals announcement

Main documents

• All applicants are encouraged to read the guidance document for proposals before submitting

budget form

information form 

 (Guidelines on UN rules and regulations for budget)


(Only in case of connectivity problems, please click here to submit a Word version of the proposal)

Upcoming calls for proposals

On Sustainable Tourism, including ecotourism – more information in July 2015

Closed call for proposals

Theme of the Call for Proposals: Consumer Information for Sustainable Consumption

Available funds: USD 500,000

Closing date: 19 June 2015, 6pm Paris time

Call for proposals announcement  

Results: The proposals submitted for the Consumer Information programme are currently under evaluation.

Theme of the Call for Proposals: Implementation of Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP)

Available funds: USD 500,000

Closing date: 14 December 2014, 6pm Paris time

Call for proposals announcement  

Results: The call received 51 project proposals, which were reviewed against criteria by the 10YFP Secretariat, the Members of the Multi-Advisory Committee (MAC) of the SPP Programme and the 10YFP Board. Selected projects will contribute to the implementation of SPP policies and measures at country and local levels. 

Three projects have been pre-approved in April 2015 to receive support from the 10YFP Trust Fund under the first call for proposals on Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP): in South Africa, a proposal from the Western Cape Government in cooperation with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD); in Uruguay, a proposal from the Ministry of Environment, the National Procurement Agency, in cooperation with UNOPS; and in the Philippines, a proposal from the Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development and the Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department of Quezon City.

Who can apply (through project proposal) and receive funds from the Trust Fund? Governments, UN agencies, NGOs?

  • The main objective of the Trust Fund is to support the implementation of the 10-year framework of programmes in developing countries.
  • Governments, through the National Focal Point, will be able to apply. The NFP must be consulted, and the project must fit into one of the programmes.
  • NGOs could submit a project proposal. We need to set up a process for eligibility of projects submitted by NGOs. The nomination of focal points for stakeholders, as envisaged today, will ensure that major groups representatives at international and regional levels are part of the 10YFP. We may have to consider the direct nomination of a focal point from different NGOs, so that they are “registered” under the 10YFP and can apply to the Trust Fund.
  • The implementation of the 10YFP should be country driven.
  • UN agencies could be involved in the projects as executing agency in government projects. They would then receive the funds for project implementation in the country. 

About the Trust Fund

The United Nations Environment Programme has established a Trust Fund for sustainable consumption and production (SCP) programmes to mobilize voluntary contributions from multiple sources, including public/donor contributions, the private sector and other sources. The Trust Fund has the following elements:   

  1. The objectives of the Trust und is to receive and mobilize resources in a stable, sustained and predictable manner to develop sustainable consumption and production programmes in developing countries and countries with economies in transition, as appropriate, and to promote the transparent allocation of resources;  

  2. The trust fund is used to support the implementation of the 10-year framework of programmes in developing countries, such as by providing seed money for developing and implementing programme proposals;  

  3. Financing for the trust fund should not be provided at the expense of other high priority sustainable development activities being carried out by United Nations bodies;  

  4. Programme proposals from developing countries to the trust fund should meet the criteria specified below and allocation of the financing should take regional balance into account; 

  5. The United Nations Environment Programme, as the secretariat of the 10-year Framework of Programmes, was invited to act as trustee for the trust fund and to administer the fund;   

  6. Donors, the private sector and others are  encouraged to contribute to the trust fund, providing general support to the 10-year Framework of Programmes, as well as support to specific programmes and initiatives responding to the national and regional priorities of developing countries.