Apply for Funding

Funding is currently available to activities that meet the Fund's objectivescharitable purposes and focus areas.

PLEASE read carefully below before contacting the Fund. To ensure your application has the greatest chance of success, check the Fund's current focus areas, objectives and charitable purposes. We do not fund initiatives that fall out of the Fund's current scope.


Funding is available to Australian organisations for activities within Australia. However, exemptions may apply.


We do not have a set timeline or application closing date. If you believe your initiative alignes well with the Fund's objectives and current focus areas, please send through your preliminary proposal, as described below.

Requesting Pre-Application Meeting

Please note that we generally do not hold introductory meetings with interested proponents. All interested organisations or inidividuals are asked to send through a preliminary proposal for initial assessment first.

Focus Areas

Our current focus areas are:

  • Advocacy and/or education on climate change,
  • Advocacy on landscape management, in particular, land and water resource management, and
  • Capacity building of key NGOs whose core work align with the PEF objectives and key focus areas.


To obtain an idea of sorts of projects that the Fund has supported in the past, please refer to pages under What We Support.

How to Apply for Funding

There are two steps in the application process.


Step One: Preliminary proposal submission

Please write a one-page proposal to the Environmental Officer with a brief explanation on:

  • Yourself / organisation,
  • Proposed activity and amount of grant being sought,
  • Activity's objectives, and
  • Activity's outcomes.


Please send the proposal by email. The Environmental Officer will assess your proposal and check its alignment with the Fund's objectives and key focus areas. The Environmental Officer may contact you to seek additional information to support the assessment process at this time.


Expected Timeline

Please note that this process may take from several days to months depending on the volume of applcations received. We assess applications on as comes basis and will only acknowledge the receipt of your proposal when contacting you on the outcome of the preliminary assessment. We thank you for your understanding and patience.


Step Two: Formal application submission

If your initiative is deemed to meet the Fund's objectives and key focus areas, you will be invited to submit a formal application by the Environmental Officer.