Rufford Small Grant

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What is it?

A grant of up to £5,000 available for nature conservation projects

Who/what is eligible?

  • Individuals or small groups.
  • Projects outside the first world


Critical components of the application

  • Projects should focus on nature/biodiversity issues in non-first world countries
  • Impact must be pragmatic, measurable and long lasting
  • The grant must make up a significant part of the total budget
  • Funds must be used predominantly for field-based activities
  • Applications must be submitted through the online applications section of this website.
  • The project should be a minimum of 12 months duration

Who/what is generally not eligible?

  • Projects in first world countries
  • Pure research with no obvious conservation benefit
  • Expeditions
  • Attending a conference or seminar

How to apply

  • It is only possible to apply for a Completion Grant upon successful usage of a 2nd Booster Grant
  • A Completion Grant is up to £15,000
  • Activities must focus on developing important elements identified in the project supported by the 2nd Booster Grant.
  • The grant can ONLY be given to an organisation
  • Applications must be submitted through the online applications section of this website
  • The review process can take up to 6 months.
  • Applicants are expected to look for matched funding from sources other than Rufford

Having received a Completion Grant, applicants cannot be given any further support from the Rufford Small Grants Programme