Funder: Purves Environmental Fund
Grant Background: The Purves Environmental Fund grants funds to enable and empower others working towards environmental sustainability and preservation of biodiversity.
Their current focus areas are:
- Plastic pollution
- Biodiversity species loss
- Water resource management of the Murray Darling Basin
- Broad-scale land clearing
- Renewable energy and climate change advocacy
The charitable purposes of the Purves Environmental Fund are as follows:
(a) To protect and enhance the natural environment;
(b) To enhance the protection of Australia’s unique biodiversity for the benefit of future generations through the protection of native species and the ecological processes that support them, particularly in the primary production landscape;
(c) To provide information and education about the natural environment and to improve the Australian community’s understanding of the urgent need for greater sustainability; and,
(d) To support scientific research and field projects that are aimed at supporting catalytic work to find solutions for important environmental issues that are not currently supported by environmental groups or government.
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