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John Ellerman Foundation

Grants for habitat management and marine conservation

Principal Office: UK

The mission of the John Ellerman Foundation is to advance the well-being of people, society, and the natural world.

The Foundation has three program areas: the arts, environment, and welfare. The program in environment includes limited international grant making.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Environment. This program area supports UK-based non-governmental organizations in the following two themes:

  • Better-managed habitats; and
  • Conservation of marine ecosystems.

Eligibility for grants extends to UK-based charities that have an income over £100 thousand.

The Foundation will consider a small number of grants for work in the UK’s Overseas Territories, and exceptionally for marine projects outside UK waters.

Most grants are for two or three years. Ellerman’s minimum grant is £10 thousand, and the average is about £26 thousand.

About programs


APPLICATION: The Foundation posts eligibility criteria, application guidelines, and frequently asked questions (FAQ) that describe how to apply for funding.

In the first stage, applicants submit a brief description of their organizations and their funding requests, plus some financial information. There are no calendar deadlines.

The Foundation invites full applications from among some of these requests.

About how to app

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries


Grant seekers should consult Ellerman’s grant lists to understand the activities and organizations that Ellerman supports.

Ellerman provides complete contact information for its administrative staff, and it posts annual reports.

December 2020