DEADLINE: Early submissions will be considered.
Applications for grants are only accepted through the online submission system at the Rufford Foundation. It is recommended that you study all the questions in detail and compose your answers before using the online submission system.
You can only apply for funding once in any 12-month period. If you apply and are rejected, you will not be able to re-apply for at least 12 months.
Applications are normally processed within 12 weeks, except for Continuation / Completion grants where the review process can take up to six months. You can check the progress of your application on the website. Please note that applications cannot be processed until the requisite three references have been received by the Foundation. This is the main reason for delay in the processing of applications. If all three references have not been received 8 weeks after submission of an application, that application will be considered invalid and withdrawn from the review process - this will mean that you will not be eligible to re-apply for funding for at least 12 months.