Other Funding Options

There are many more organisations that fund and support nature conservationists.

Ashden Awards

Ashden Awards for UK and International sustainable energy projects worth up to £20,000 and boost project profile.

Conservation Leadership MPhil funding

Scholarship funding available to study for an MPhil in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge. Aimed at graduates with leadership potential and at least 3-5 years of experience in biodiversity conservation.

Conservation Leadership Programme

CLP provides Conservation Awards on an annual basis to support the work of early career conservationists. Grants range from $12,500 to $40,000.

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Grants for non-governmental and private sector organisations to help protect biodiversity hotspots. CEPF provides Small Grants up to $20,000 and Large grants from $20,000 to $150,000.

Disney Conservation Fund

Provides financial support for the study of wildlife, the protection of habitats and community conservation and education by supporting conservation organisations focused on long-term positive impacts. Grants are worth up to $50,000 over 2 years.

EDGE Fellowship Programme

The EDGE Fellowship programme provides funding of up to £10,000 and structured training to early-career conservation biologists to undertake an applied research or conservation project on a local EDGE species.

Funds For NGOs

Grants and resources for sustainabilty projects.

GEF Small Grants Programme

SGP grants of up to $50,000 are made directly to community-based organisations and non-governmental organisations in recognition of the key role they play as a resource and constituency for environment and development concerns.

Goldman Environmental Prize

The world’s largest award honoring grassroots environmental activists worth $175,000. The Prize recognises nominated individuals for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk.

Idea Wild

Equipment and supplies for research and conservation work.

Rolex Awards for Enterprise

Support individuals with new or existing ground-breaking projects that expand knowledge, preserve the environment or improve life on the planet. Prize worth up to 100,000 Swiss francs.

Terra Viva Grants

Directory of other funding opportunities.

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Grants for single species conservation initiatives.

The Rufford Small Grants Foundation

Grants of up to £5,000 for small and pilot conservation projects, ranging up to £25,000 for more established projects.

The SEED Initiative

Support for sustainable development projects.

The Whitley Fund for Nature

Whitley supports conservation efforts with awards across the Global South.

WWF Education for Nature

The WWF Education for Nature programme offers Russell E. Train Fellowships to support individuals pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in conservation.