Environmental NGOs Capacity Building

The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists

The Purves Environmental Fund is a major sponsor of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists and the Wentworth Science Program. The Wentworth Group is the leading independent group of Australian environmental scientists and economists. It was incorporated in December 2007. The Group is overseen by Peter Cosier, who acts as the Executive Director. The Wentworth Group relies on the personal commitment and time of the individual members of the group and a small secretariat to drive the Group's activities. The Group aims to shift the management of Australia's land and water resources to a sustainable level.


Australian Youth Climate Coalition

AYCC is a coalition of youth organisations in Australia united by a common thread: their vision of a safe climate future. AYCC's mission is to build a generation-wide movement to solve the climate crisis by inspiring, empowering and mobilising young Australians to take action on climate change. It believes that climate change is the single greatest threat facing humanity, and that young people - as the inheritors of this planet - are the key stakeholder in humanity's response to the climate crisis. The Purves Environmental Fund has been the major sponsor of AYCC since 2007 by supporting its programs and contributing core funds.

WWF New Zealand


The Purves Environmental Fund provided funds to WWF-New Zealand for a five year supporter acquisition program. The investment enabled WWF-New Zealand to substantially grow the scale and effectiveness of conservation programmes. In 2011 a new agreement was reached with a commitment to re-invest the Fund's donation into WWF-New Zealand fundraising activities until 2015.


Environment Centre Northern Territory


The ECNT is the peak non-government environment organisation in the Northern Territory and works to improve environmental protection and management throughout the Territory. The Purves Environmental Fund has supported the ECNT to build its profile and effectiveness through a series of initiatives aimed at reaching out to new sections of the Northern Territory community. It has also supported the appointment of a fundraiser to help increase and diversify income, establish a self-funding mechanism, and help staff further embed fundraising into their campaigns, programs and communications.


1 Million Women


1 Million Women (1MW) is a national campaign of women and girls getting on with climate action. Launched in 2009, 1MW's founding goal is to engage one million female Australians to collectively cut 1 million tonnes of CO2 pollution. The Fund has been providing financial support to 1MW to assist in the establishment of a sustainable fundraising base that will secure its work into the future.