Opportunities Fund

Helping to create a sustainable and resilient conservation community

Full details and how to apply here.

IIC has many members who often find themselves working in difficult and changing environments – at times with very few resources or little support. We want to respond to these challenges – offering practical as well as moral support to our members and helping germinate the new approaches that we will need, as conservation professionals and as members of society, in the years ahead.

IIC has expanded the funding available, which is open to ALL members within two strands with priority given to members located in Bands 2, 3 and 4 countries. Potential applicants can join IIC to become eligible for the grant.

There are two strands to the Opportunities Fund grants:

Needs-Based and Learning-Focused Bursaries (up to £250) : Students, Early Career and Individual Members

We are offering funding for current IIC Student, Early Career and Individual members to support their learning, research and professional development. This could cover anything from skill building – possibly through attending events  online through to  enhancing conservation and digital skills.

Applications to Open:  5 September 2023

Applications Deadline: 30 November 2023


Seed Funding Grants (up to £750): Fellows and Institutions

Providing support for projects and initiatives that promote sustainability, resilience, or adaptation . This strand will be open to collaborative projects involving members, which are led by current Fellows or Institutional supporters. We expect to fund 3 -5 projects per year. In this strand, we welcome applications that meet immediate practical need, as well as more experimental work.

Applications to Open:  5 September 2023

Deadline for Applications: 30 November 2023


Read the full details of the fund include how it is supported, and how you can either contribute or apply here.

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