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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 5000 projects in over 150 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.

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund – Temporary Change of Focus

Thu, 15/10/2020 - 14:03

Given what has been happening these past months, The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (MBZ) has made a temporary funding priority change.

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Bat Conservation Trust Kate Barlow Award

Fri, 02/10/2020 - 11:11

Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) pleased to announce that applications to the Kate Barlow Award are now open – the closing date is 5pm GMT, 24th November 2020.

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Call for Applications: 2021 Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) Conservation Awards!

Thu, 01/10/2020 - 10:04

Do you know of any early-career conservationists who need funding to support their work conserving the natural world?

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National Geographic Virtual Awards

Fri, 25/09/2020 - 13:01

Congratulations to RSG grantee, Angela M. Maldonado ( for being awarded a National Geographic Award. Angela, one of nine honourees, will be presented with the 2020 National Geographic Buffett Award for Leadership in Conservation - Latin America this week.

To read about the award recipients:

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RSG Conferences 2020/21

Wed, 23/09/2020 - 06:42

We encourage all grantees to attend a recipients conference in a country close by. Below you will find the upcoming venues.

These gatherings are the perfect opportunity to network, share your results with other conservationists and meet new friends. Usually 2 or 3 days with presentations, talks, ideas and often a project visit.

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Future Conferences

December 2020
Mexico (La Paz)
Contact Agnese Mancini:

Contact Alphonse Karenzi:

January 2021
Cape Verde
Contact Alphonse Karenzi:

February 2021
Costa Rica
Contact Damian:

Honduras (Roatan)
Contact Alerick Pacay:

April 2021
India (Udipur)
Contact Rajat Nayak:

May 2021
Contact Pedro:

September 2021
Contact: Joelle:

October 2021
Russia (Moscow)
Contact Svetlana: or

Contact Alphonse Karenzi:

November 2021
El Salvador
Contact: Melissa:

Date to be finalised
Contact Jasmine: