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Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

  • Various

  • Created habitats
  • Food production
  • Management
  • Protection
  • Restoration
  • UK wide


The fund aims to improve our natural world, secure a fairer future and strengthen the bonds in communities in the UK. They want to ensure that our natural world is restored and protected and that people benefit from that recovery. Working with others, the fund will contribute to three key impact goals: preserved and improved species health and habitats, clean and healthy freshwater, and sustainable and ethical food.

Fund manager & award size

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

The award minimum amount is £30,000 and there is no maximum amount. There are no minimum or maximum terms for grants – however the majority of the grants are for three to five years. See the fund website for additional details.


The fund is looking to support unusual collaborations and ambitious partnerships. These could be regional or national, and involve charity, public sector or corporate partners. See the fund website for additional details.

How to apply

See the fund website for guidance.


Application deadline

Open for applications. See the fund website for updates.

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