Funding Opportunity: Small Grants Program via Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund

The Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund Small Grants Programme exists to help provide relatively small levels of funding for ongoing projects or pilot programmes with clear conservation value. ​Small grants will be awarded up to a maximum of NZD$5000. The deadline to apply is October 1st, 2017

Date published: 2017/09/20

The Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund Small Grants Programme exists to help provide relatively small levels of funding for ongoing projects or pilot programmes with clear conservation value. ​Small grants will be awarded up to a maximum of NZD$5000. However, in most cases, successful grants will be in the region of NZD$1000 - $3000. The amount applied for through the programme should represent a minimum of 25% of the project's overall budget. The deadline to apply is October 1st, 2017. It is also worth noting the that deadlines are New Zealand time, which means potential grantees have to submit your application a day earlier in later time zones.

Section 1: Contact Details

Applicants must list the name of the principal applicant, institution/organization, a phone number, mailing address, e-mail address, web address and a list of other project partners/participants. Individual applicants should include, attached a CV and two professional references. 

Section 2: General Project Details

Applicants must list the project name, project location/country, focal species and/or habitat, IUCN status, project start date, project completion date, and a project summary consisting of 200 words or less.

Section 3: General Grant Details

Applicants should list the amount requested in New Zealand Dollars, the total budget in New Zealand Dollars, confirmed financial sources of project support, potential sources of project support, details of in-kind project support, and if the applicants have won previous awards from the Auckland Zoo. 

Section 4: Project Aims And Objectives 

Applicants must list the conservation issue/problem they are working on and what the aim of the project is to work on it. 

Section 5: Project Activities And Anticipated Achievements 

Applicants must list the porject aim from section 4, the project activity/method and the anticipated result of the project.

Section 6: Expertise, ExperienceAand Knowledge

Applicants must list each project activity and how the applicant's/team's expertise can be utilized for that project activity.

Section 7: Project Evaluation 

Applicants must list each individual result and measure of achievement.

Section 8: Other Information

Pleae answer any of the following points: 

  • Please list any permits/licenses to conduct the project, please list them
  • Please list if and how wildlife will be collected, handled, etc.
  • Please list in detail any health or safety issues
  • Please list in detail any ethical considerations

Section 9: Project Budget Details

Applicants must list all budget items for the project and the total budget for the project. Applicants must list the proposed contribution (in NZD) from the Auckland Zoo, proposed contributions (in NZD) from other sources, and the total cost (in NZD) of the items purchased.

Section 10: The Final Appeal

Applicants should describe in 200 words or less why this project is special and why it should be funded by Auckland Zoo. 

The deadline to apply for the small grants programme is October 1st.