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About the Grants

The Rufford Foundation is a UK registered charity which funds nature conservation projects across the developing world. To date the Foundation has awarded grants to over 4000 projects in 156 countries.

There are five stages of funding and applications from conservationists are welcome through the dedicated website.

Through its Conference programme, the Foundation encourages the sharing of knowledge and best practice throughout the conservation world.


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Read the news from the Rufford Small Grants Foundation and supported projects. You can see the latest updates from projects here.

RSG Conferences 2017/18

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 10:31

In the future, we are looking to hold small, in country conferences with past recipients (particularly in Ukraine, Uruguay, Russia, Botswana, Philippines, Serbia, Costa Rica and Ecuador). If you would like to organise one please contact:

Alternatively, these are the up and coming conferences and contact details:

May 2017 Turkey - Contact Okan Urker:

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Rufford Small Grants Programme Reaches Major Milestone

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 09:14

The Rufford Small Grants Programme has just approved it’s 4000th grant! The programme has been running since 1999 and in that time has supported work in over 150 countries.

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Fri, 17/03/2017 - 11:22

Due to a dramatic rise in the number of applications from Bhutan in recent months the Trustees decided that they could no longer accept any further applications. The Trustees are currently in the process of reviewing this decision. It is hoped that The Rufford Foundation would again be able to invite applications later this year.

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May 2017 - Turkey - Contact Okan Urker:

October 2017 - Argentina - Contact Sofia Nanni:

November 2017 - Belize - Contact Louise at Blue Ventures:

November 2017 - Namibia - Contact Rachel Cooper-Bohannon:

January 2018 - Cambodia - Contact Matt Linkie: