Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund Small Grants Programme

Closing Date: –

Small grants available for existing or pilot conservation projects taking place in New Zealand or a developing country. (However, for the June 2023 round, projects must take place in Africa.)

Based in New Zealand, Auckland Zoo is a not-for-profit wildlife conservation organisation that is a proponent of innovative zoo design and conducts wildlife research and conservation work.

The Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund Small Grants Programme provides relatively small levels of funding for ongoing projects (for future work and not work that has already occurred) or pilot programmes with clear conservation value. Projects must:

  • Be based in New Zealand or a developing country (although applicants can be based anywhere in the world).
  • Be aligned with the geographic or taxonomic scope of the current grants round (if applicable). From time to time the Small Grants Programme is focussed on a particular region of the world (eg the South Pacific) or a particular group of species (eg invertebrates).

Project applications will score more highly during the selection process if they:

  • Are likely to have a direct conservation impact.
  • Are collaborative and involve a local conservation organisation.
  • Are logistically feasible, and fiscally and scientifically sound​​.
  • Include an assessment of how well the project achieved its conservation objectives.

The June 2023 round of the scheme is concentrating on innovative projects in Africa focusing on mitigating human-wildlife conflict that have tangible conservation outcomes for threatened wildlife.

Funding body Auckland Zoo
Maximum value 5,000 NZD
Reference ID S25332
Category Natural Environment
Fund or call Fund