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Elephant Family

Small and medium grants for the conservation of Asian elephants and their habitat

Principal Office: UK

The Elephant Family makes grants to support the conservation of Asian elephants and their habitat.

The Charity was officially registered in September 2002, under the patronage of the Rajmata of Jaipur and Sir Evelyn de Rothschild.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Protection of the Asian elephant. The Elephant Family supports field projects that directly aid wild elephant conservation in any of the Asian range states: India, Thailand, Indonesia (Sumatra), Malaysia (Borneo), Myanmar, and Cambodia.

Eligible expenses include salaries, capital costs and overheads. The Charity will also consider land purchase, leasing or licensing.

There is no maximum or minimum grant but projects over £100 thousand per year are unlikely to be funded. Small grants of up to £1,000 will also be considered but most of the funds will likely go to larger projects.

APPLICATION: Applications will only be considered from charities, NGOs, universities, government agencies, or other not-for-profit organizations.

Applications must be submitted in English. Guidelines, a grant application form and budget template are available on the charity’s website. Applications are accepted on an annual grant cycle.

About the program, and how to apply

(Note: The last call for applications was made in 2018.)

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

East Asia: China

South Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka

The Charity counts on the support of Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, as joint presidents.

The Elephant Family shares conservation milestones that are helping safeguard the lives of the endangered Asian elephant.

The Charity provides contact information.