Donor: African Bird Club
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United Kingdom
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Individual, Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 3.000GBP
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Animal Welfare
  • Education
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Other

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe


1) Objective

Founded in 1994, the African Bird Club (ABC) is a non-profit organisation that supports ornithological conservation projects in Africa. The aims of the Club are to provide a worldwide focus for African ornithology, raise money to support conservation projects in Africa through the Conservation Fund, encourage an interest in the conservation of the birds of the region, liaise with and promote the work of existing regional societies, publish a twice-yearly colour bulletin, encourage observers to visit lesser known areas of the region, and search for and study globally threatened and near-threatened species. The Club’s Conservation Program supports small to medium sized conservation projects 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: (1) survey and research into African birds; (2) educational projects or training courses; (3) production of guides to the common birds of a country in local languages; (4) interpretation material for nature reserves; and (5) other ideas will be considered.

2) Eligibility

As the fund is small, several restrictions will apply: (1) applicants must be normally resident in Africa; (2) ideally, the requested grant from ABC should be a major part of the project budget; (3) requests for contributions towards academic fees will not normally be considered; (4) however 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.

3) Location

The Club’s geographic focus is Africa. This includes Continental Africa, Madagascar, Mascarene Islands and Socotra, as well as Tristan da Cunha group, Azores and Canaries.

4) Budget

The grant size is GBP3,000.

5) Application

The application template can be downloaded from the Club’s website. There are three funding cycles every year and deadlines for receipts of applications is the end of October (for review in February), the end of February (for review in June) and the end of June (for review in October). Completed applications should be sent by email (see contact details below). An applicant may only submit a single proposal in each funding round.

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