The Purves Environmental Fund enables and empowers others to work together to achieve meaningful impact in the areas of environmental sustainability and biodiversity.
We do this by granting funds which:
Act as catalyst to change
Fill gaps in effecting change
Break down barriers to action
Support creation of new thinking and practice
Provide bold leadership
Encourage participation of stakeholders
Our Focus Areas
We establish core areas to support and these focus areas are reviewed periodically. Below are our current focus areas.
Degradation of wilderness
Invasive species; broad-scale tree-clearing; threats on remaining wilderness areas
Over exploitation of natural resources
Mitigating over exploitation of natural resources, in particular, land and or or water.
We look to support initiatives that aim to make real change led by organisations that have outstanding leaders and strong management teams. Projects of particular interest are those that can demonstrate (if successful) they will bring about tangible benefits for the environment.
Below are examples of strong performing initiatives that we have supported.
In September 2019 the eight state-based Environmental Defenders Offices (EDOs) relaunched themselves as one merged na...
Container Deposit Scheme Campaign
The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) was the cornerstone funder of Boomerang Alliance’s campaign to introduce a contai...
Since our inception we have funded more than 50 organisations and individuals. Apart from providing financial support, we often also provide assistance in the forms of mentorship and networking. Below is a list of selected organisations we have supported over the course of years.