Other Funding Options

Ashden Awards

Ashden Awards for UK and International sustainable energy projects worth up to £20,000 and boost project profile


Advice, training and a searchable database of grant-making foundations in the USA.

Conservation Leadership MPhil funding

Scholarship funding available to study for an MPhil in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge. Aimed at graduates with leadership potential and at least 3-5 years of experience in biodiversity conservation.

Conservation Leadership Programme: Grants

CLP of Fauna and Flora International provides Conservation conservation Awards awards on an annual basis to support the work of early career conservationists. Grants start at $15,000 for their Future Conservationist Award and go up to $50,000 for follow up grants.

Conservation Nation

Grants for innovative, on-the-ground conservation around the world by practitioners from traditionally marginalized communities. Grants up to $10,000 for one to two years.

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Grants for non-governmental and private sector organizations to help protect biodiversity hotspots. CEPF provides small grants up to $20,000 and large grants from $20,000 to $150,000.

Darwin Initiative

The Darwin Initiative is a UK government grants scheme that helps protect biodiversity, the natural environment and the local communities that live alongside it in developing countries. Darwin Initiative Main invites applications for environmental projects between £100,000 and £600,000. Capability & Capacity grants are for £50,000 to £200,000 and Innovation grants are from £10,000 to £200,000.

Disney Conservation Fund

Their annual conservation grants provide financial support for the study of wildlife, the protection of habitats and community conservation and education by supporting conservation organisations focused on long-term positive impacts. Grants are worth up to $50,000 over 2 years.

EDGE of Existence

The Zoological Society of London’s EDGE of Existence Fellowship programme provides funding of up to £10,000 and structured training to early-career conservation biologists to undertake an applied research or conservation project on a local EDGE species. The Protected and Conserved Area Fund, run by EDGE and the Rainforest Trust, offer rapid feasibility awards to encourage conservationists and researchers to evaluate important potential sites for creating new Protected Areas. Average $5,000-10,000. Their full awards are for projects with a clear focus on creating new protected or conserved areas or the expansion of existing protected or conserved areas.

Finance Resource Database for Biodiversity (FIRE)

The Finance Resource Database for Biodiversity (FIRE) helps to close the financing gap for biodiversity conservation by listing over 200 funding opportunities around the world. The resources are both public and private. They include options with a conservation objective, and those with other objectives which also can be used to finance biodiversity. FIRE functions as a one-stop-shop, where a project owner can find in one place a multitude of different opportunities matching specific criteria (country, range of funding, type of entity, etc.).

Funds For NGOs

Grants and resources for sustainability projects

Future for Nature Award

The Future for Nature Award is a prestigious international award worth €50,000 that celebrates tangible achievements made by young nature conservationists dedicated to protecting wild animal and plant species