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  • Small Grants for Nature Conseration


    Melanie Colón
    • Is Bird-specific?
      No
    • Website
    • Organization
    • Award Amount
      up to £6,000 for first grant, up to £25000 for follow up grants
    • Eligible Recipients
      Undergraduate Students, Masters Students, Doctoral Students, Postdoctoral, Early Professionals, Established Professionals, Non-Professionals, Organizations/Governments
    • Purpose
      Research, Conservation/Management
    • Location
      No Restrictions
    • Application Deadline(s)
      Continuous

    Rufford Small Grants for Nature Conservation (RSGs) are aimed at small conservation programmes and pilot projects. They offer five stages of funding (see below).

     

    On their website you can track the progress of hundreds of supported projects around the world, and use the online application procedure to submit new projects.

     

    First Rufford Small Grant For Nature Conservation

    What is it?

    • A grant of up to £6,000 available for nature conservation projects

    Who/what is eligible?

    • Individuals or small groups
    • Projects outside the first world

    Critical components of the application

    • Impact must be pragmatic, measurable and long lasting
    • The grant must make up the majority of the total budget
    • Funds must be used predominantly in the field
    • Applications must be submitted through the online applications section of this website.
    • The project should generally be approx. 12-18 months duration

    Who/what is generally not eligible?

    • Projects in first world countries
    • Pure research
    • Expeditions
    • A conference or seminar

    2nd Rufford Small Grant For Nature Conservation

    What is it?

    • A further grant of up to £6,000 available for nature conservation projects
    • Eligibility criteria same as for first grant

    Critical components of the application further to first Rufford Small Grant

    • Must have submitted interim reports and a final report on first grant before applying for second grant
    • Must have three references, at least one of which may not have been used for the previous grant.
    • Must include new budget
    • Generally a minimum of 18 months between submitting first and second application

    Rufford Booster Grant

    • It is possible to apply for a Rufford Booster Grant upon successful usage of a 1st and 2nd Rufford Small Grant
    • A Booster Grant is generally up to £12,000
    • The criteria and application process is the same as for a 2nd Rufford Small Grant and the impact of the work achieved with the 1st and 2nd Rufford Small Grant must be clearly reported

    Continuation Grant

    • A Continuation Grant is available ONLY upon completion of a Booster Grant.
    • A Continuation Grant is up to £25,000 and ONLY payable through a conduit.
    • The grant is for the same project as the Booster.
    • Applications must be submitted through the online applications section of this website.
    • The review process can take up to six months.

    Completion Grant

    • A Completion Grant is available ONLY after the Continuation Grant.
    • A Completion Grant is up to £25,000 and ONLY payable through a conduit.
    • The grant is for the same project as the Continuation.
    • Applications must be submitted through the online applications section of this website.
    • The review process can take up to six months.

    Edited by Melanie Colón



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