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Action for the Wild Funding

Colchester Zoo

Grant amount: Up to £5,000

Anticipated deadline: Dec 30, 2018

Applicant type: Organizations

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Aims and Objectives

Colchester Zoo aims to provide financial assistance and technical advice to overseas in situ projects in order to support the conservation of endangered species and their habitats.

Action for the Wild aims to provide habitat and survival aids for native species and support of nature projects nationally. In co-operation with other bodies, it aims to establish protected areas, implement habitat management and be involved in breeding and translocation of threatened flora and fauna.

Action for the Wild aims to raise awareness and respect for nature through formal and informal education programmes. It also aims to encourage and support scientific and quantitative research from which conservation and animal welfare benefits can accrue.

Funding Priorities

Priority projects include:

  • Wildlife conservation projects in species-range countries
  • Habitat / prey protection projects in species-range countries
  • Education activities in species-range countries
  • Scientific techniques for species conservation monitoring
  • Human / wildlife conflict resolution

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • We only support conservation projects and campaigns.
  • Project eligibility:
    • Needs to address a globally-recognised conservation priority
    • Should focus on threatened species and benefit wild populations of this species
    • Should increase habitat protection / management
    • Overseas projects need to have approval from the host government and appropriate authorities 
    • Needs to have long term goals. It needs to be part of an established conservation programme or well-suited to becoming a long term programme. 
    • Needs to be realistic, with sound scientific methodology and be logistically feasible with a high probability of success
    • Should be based on sound scientific and management principles and clearly deliver a conservation goal i.e. a research report, education materials, a demonstrated contribution to a critical conservation need, etc.
    • Should have existing funding arrangements and not duplicate or conflict with other ongoing conservation efforts
  • Applications are only considered with respect to the Zoo's major exhibits and species that Colchester Zoo has in its collection.  


  • Projects will be favoured that are collaborative in nature, with partnerships involving different organisations, the government, local communities and specialist groups.


  • Action for the Wild does not support individual trips or student projects.