Focus of This Profile: Grants to support small programs and pilot projects for nature and biodiversity conservation in the developing world.
Principal Office: UK
The Rufford Small Grants Foundation funds small programs and pilot projects for nature and biodiversity conservation in developing countries.
The Foundation makes grants for conservation of wildlife habitats and ecosystems. It also funds some projects at the level of individual species. Many grants include significant components for environmental education and community participation.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources
Grants for small conservation programs and pilot projects. The Rufford Small Grants Foundation supports projects in the following broad areas:
Rufford’s small grants are made to individuals and small groups for field projects that have clear conservation objectives in developing countries. There are no restrictions by nationality or country of residence. Note: The majority of recent grant recipients are from the developing countries where the projects are implemented.
About the program
Grant applications are made in sequential stages: first grant, second grant, booster grant, continuation grant, and completion grant:
APPLICATION: Applicants establish a user account and submit applications online.
An application requires a project description, proposed budget, and three references. The Foundation will not process applications that do not include the supporting references.
Applications can be submitted at any time; there is no calendar deadline.
About how to apply
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
The Foundation makes over 200 grants annually.
As a guide to grant seekers, the Foundation’s funded projects are listed by year and by world region. The projects are also shown in a world map. Project profiles and updates usually include extensive information, e.g., reports and contact details.
The Foundation posts frequently asked questions (FAQ).
The Foundation provides the names and email addresses of its Grants Director and Grants Administrator. Contact the Foundation has a link for queries about the application process.
The Foundation maintains a Facebook Page.
Note: The Terra Viva Grants Directory provides a separate profile of the Rufford Foundation (previously named the Rufford Maurice Laing Foundation). Prior to 2007, all grants – including small ones -- were administered by the Rufford Maurice Laing Foundation.
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