The Rufford Foundation is a UK based charity. Our main remit is to offer Rufford Small Grants for nature conservation projects in the developing world. There are five stages of funding available.

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


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Project Development, Proposal Writing and Fundraising Workshop Organized by: Conservation Leadership Programme and Fauna & Flora International Supported by: The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund 27 - 31 October, 2014 Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Whitley Fund for Nature – Call for applications for the Whitley Awards 2015

The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) is a UK registered charity offering “Whitley Awards” to outstanding biodiversity conservation leaders around the world. Whitley Awards are both an international profile prize and a form of project funding (currently £35,000 over one year).

The application period for the Whitley Awards 2015 is now open – the deadline for applications is 31st October 2014.


Following on from the RSG conferences over the last two years we are looking for previous grant recipients to hold more of these in their own country.

We are particularly looking at holding conferences in the following countries:

Southern Africa
South America

If you can arrange and host a two / three day forum for RSG recipients please contact