Our Funded Projects

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. We accept that success does not come with every activity, but look for those projects that are well thought out, planned, and achieve positive results. Below are a selection of strong performing projects that we have funded to date.

  • Since 2018

    One EDO

    In September 2019 the eight state-based Environmental Defenders Offices (EDOs) relaunched themselves as one merged national organisation, becoming the largest environmental legal centre in the Australia-Pacific dedicated to protecting climate, communities and shared environment by providing acces...

  • Since 2017

    Stopping Broadscale Tree-clearing

    The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) has long been supporting campaigns to control excessive broad-scale tree-clearing. In 2005 environmental and farming organisations came together with both state and federal governments to agree to end excessive tree-clearing by passing legislation that dra...

  • 2013-2018

    Container Deposit Scheme Campaign

    The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) was the cornerstone funder of Boomerang Alliance’s campaign to introduce a container deposit scheme to solve drink container litter issue. Boomerang Alliance is one of the peak organisations working to create a healthy pollution free environment by promoting ma...

Major Campaigns

Container Deposit Scheme Campaign

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) was the cornerstone funder of Boomerang Alliance’s campaign to introduce a container deposit scheme to solve drink container litter is...

Stopping Broadscale Tree-clearing

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) has long been supporting campaigns to control excessive broad-scale tree-clearing. In 2005 environmental and farming organisation...

Container Deposit Scheme Ca...

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) was the cornerstone funder of Boomerang Alliance’s campaign to introduce a container deposit scheme to s...

Stopping Broadscale Tree-cl...

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) has long been supporting campaigns to control excessive broad-scale tree-clearing. In 2005 environm...

Container Deposit Scheme Campaign

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) was the cornerstone funder of Boomerang Alliance’s campaign to introduce a container deposit scheme to s...

Stopping Broadscale Tree-clearing

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) has long been supporting campaigns to control excessive broad-scale tree-clearing. In 2005 environm...

Container Deposit Scheme Ca...

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) was the cornerstone funder of Boomerang Alliance’s campaign to introduce a container deposit scheme to s...

Stopping Broadscale Tree-cl...

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) has long been supporting campaigns to control excessive broad-scale tree-clearing. In 2005 environm...

NGO Capacity Building

Climate Council establishment

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) supported the establishment of Climate Council and contributed to its core funds during the first four years of its operations. The Cl...

Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC)

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) is a long-term supporter of AYCC. AYCC is one of Australia’s largest youth-run organisations, representing youth and members united by...

One EDO

In September 2019 the eight state-based Environmental Defenders Offices (EDOs) relaunched themselves as one merged national organisation, becoming the largest environment...

Climate Council establishment

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) supported the establishment of Climate Council and contributed to its core funds during the first four y...

Australian Youth Climate Co...

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) is a long-term supporter of AYCC. AYCC is one of Australia’s largest youth-run organisations, representi...

One EDO

In September 2019 the eight state-based Environmental Defenders Offices (EDOs) relaunched themselves as one merged national organisation, be...

Climate Council establishment

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) supported the establishment of Climate Council and contributed to its core funds during the first four y...

Australian Youth Climate Coalition (A...

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) is a long-term supporter of AYCC. AYCC is one of Australia’s largest youth-run organisations, representi...

One EDO

In September 2019 the eight state-based Environmental Defenders Offices (EDOs) relaunched themselves as one merged national organisation, be...

Climate Council establishment

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) supported the establishment of Climate Council and contributed to its core funds during the first four y...

Australian Youth Climate Co...

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) is a long-term supporter of AYCC. AYCC is one of Australia’s largest youth-run organisations, representi...

One EDO

In September 2019 the eight state-based Environmental Defenders Offices (EDOs) relaunched themselves as one merged national organisation, be...

Other Key Initiatives

"The Weather Makers" series

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) supported the writing and promotion of The Weather Makers, including a high-profile launch event and billboard advertisements...

Skullbone Plains purchase and "The Skullbone Ex...

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) contributed funds towards the then biggest private conservation deal in Australia’s history with the acquisition of Skullbone Plains i...

Ice Bear

The Purves Environmental Fund was the primary financial supporter of the Sydney Ice Bear. The key objective of the event was to raise public and media awareness of t...

"The Weather Makers" series

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) supported the writing and promotion of The Weather Makers, including a high-profile launch even...

Skullbone Plains purchase a...

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) contributed funds towards the then biggest private conservation deal in Australia’s history with the acq...

Ice Bear

The Purves Environmental Fund was the primary financial supporter of the Sydney Ice Bear. The key objective of the event was to raise p...

"The Weather Makers" series

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) supported the writing and promotion of The Weather Makers, including a high-profile launch even...

Skullbone Plains purchase and "The Sk...

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) contributed funds towards the then biggest private conservation deal in Australia’s history with the acq...

Ice Bear

The Purves Environmental Fund was the primary financial supporter of the Sydney Ice Bear. The key objective of the event was to raise p...

"The Weather Makers" series

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) supported the writing and promotion of The Weather Makers, including a high-profile launch even...

Skullbone Plains purchase a...

The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) contributed funds towards the then biggest private conservation deal in Australia’s history with the acq...

Ice Bear

The Purves Environmental Fund was the primary financial supporter of the Sydney Ice Bear. The key objective of the event was to raise p...