African Bird Club Conservation Awards

African Bird Club

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Grant amount: Up to £3,000

Next anticipated deadline: Oct 31, 2019

Later anticipated deadlines: Feb 28, 2020, Jun 30, 2020

Applicant type: Individuals

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

Location of project: Africa

Location of residency: Africa

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The ABC's Conservation Programme supports small to medium sized conservation projects in Africa. Since 1996, it has supported a wide variety of projects including training courses, research into threatened species and promotion and awareness of conservation issues in Africa. 

The Club aims to encourage as wide a range of ideas as possible, and funds approximately ten Conservation Awards each year. Many different types of project can be considered so long as there is a clear conservation objective.  These could include:

  • Survey and research into African birds
  • Educational projects or training courses
  • Production of guides to the common birds of a country in local languages
  • Interpretation material for nature reserves

Other ideas will be considered.

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


  • Eligible applicants:
    • Must be normally resident in Africa
    • May only submit a single proposal for a Conservation Award or an Expedition Award in each funding round
  • Eligible projects:
    • Ideally, the requested grant from ABC should be a major part of the project budget
    • Funding for field projects that are being carried out as part of an academic study may be considered if funding from the academic institution is not available


  •  Requests for contributions towards academic fees will not normally be considered.
  • You may not apply this award and the ABC Expedition award at the same time.