Green Lottery Fund
The term Green Fund means that funds that are collected from lottery proceeds are used to support project costs of protecting the environment; to promote the function of forests; and to create overseas forest resources under the Forest Resources Act (Article 58).
Representative projects that utilize green funds include: improving the living environment of the vulnerable, creating forests in residential areas, and improving the environment of welfare facilities by utilizing forest and forest resources, with the aim of promoting the welfare of the socially disadvantaged. In addition, the FoWI conducts forest experience and education projects to support the disabled and the elderly to experience forest welfare programs and use the facilities. In addition, considering the public purpose of green funds, the FoWI carries out various welfare promotion support projects for the socially and economically underprivileged, and fulfills its social responsibilities as forest welfare institutions.
In 2020, the Korea Forest Welfare Institute provided 49,775 million won (30,110 million won for sharing forest development project, 19,665 million won for forest experience and education project) and plans to utilize 574,77 million won for green funds in 2021.
Welfare Facilities Sharing Forest, Cheorwon, Gangwon-do
Barrier-free Sharing Trail, Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province
Forest Experience and Education Projects
Sharing Forest Care Project
Forest Welfare Service Voucher System
According to the Forest Welfare Promotion Act, Article 2, Forest Welfare Service Voucher refers to a certificate stating the amount of money that underprivileged people can use towards various forest welfare services.
The Forest Welfare Service Voucher System is designed to provide a certain amount (100,000 won/person) to those who cannot enjoy forest welfare due to economic and social reasons, laying the foundation for anyone to use forest welfare facilities and programs, and addressing blind spots for forest welfare benefits.
It has been in operation since 2016, and 40,000 people were eligible for the benefits in 2020.
In 2021, the FoWi will support 44,000 underprivileged people by expanding the issuance of the vouchers.