Potter Environment Grants – Open for Conversations

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The Ian Potter Foundation is holding an online Information Session for its Environment program area before Expression of Interest (EOI) calls open in late November.  

The Foundation recognises that a thriving environmental sector, underpinned by a well-resourced scientific research community, is essential for a healthy natural environment. Through its Sustainable pillar, the Foundation is committed to investing in Australia’s research and innovation capacity and in community-driven environmental initiatives.  

David Edmonds from the Walpole-Nornalup National Park Association with UWA’s Associate Professor Nicki Mitchell and Louise Arkles, Senior Program Manager Environment at The Ian Potter Foundation.

We are keen to hear from organisations embarking on projects which aim to: 

·         strengthen the capacity of, and /or collaboration within, the environmental sector  

·         apply and scale environmental science research or innovation 

·         undertake on-site conservation interventions to protect and restore threatened biodiversity, habitats and ecosystems 

·         Improve governance and policy settings to support environmental endeavours for the benefit of nature and people. 

This session is intended for: 

·         NGO CEO/Science Leads 

·         NGO Fundraisers/grant writers 

·         NGO Land Managers/Rangers/Project Leads 

·         University Advancement/Research office staff 

·         University Faculty/School Academic leads 

·         University researchers 

Senior Program Manager Louise Arkles will talk through the Environment program’s funding objectives, provide guidance on exclusions, and give examples of recent grants. There will also be a Q&A section.  

When & where? 

·         Wednesday 8 November 2023 

·         12 pm (AEDST) 

·         Online 

·         The session will last 45 minutes to an hour.  

Register to attend via the link on the Foundation’s Environment program webpage This session will be recorded, and the video will be made available on our website shortly after the event. 

Please make sure your organisation is eligible to apply for a grant before you register to attend. 

 What happens next? 

After the Information Session, organisations wishing to discuss a proposal/ project with the Program Manager should book a call. Call bookings will open after the Information Session via a link on the Environment program page on our website. 

Calls can be booked from November 2023 through to April 2024.  

Grantseekers are reminded that before booking a call, it is important to: 

1.       Check your organisation’s eligibility. Take the short quiz on our website to ensure your organisation and project is eligible. 

2.       Check your proposal is within the current Funding Guidelines for the Environment program area. 

3.       Attend or watch the most recent program area Info Session for further guidance on exclusions, examples of recent grants and Q&A with grantseekers. 

Universities and Researchers should note that The Ian Potter Foundation engages with universities and their researchers through the Advancement/Research Office. 
Researchers intending to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) must contact their research office or advancement team first. See the full process for Universities and Research Institutes on our website. 

 The Ian Potter Foundation

The Ian Potter Foundation makes grants nationally to support charitable organisations working to benefit the community across a wide range of sectors and endeavours.

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