Podcast | Elena Zurli from Environmental Grants

To have an impact as a conservationist, you need fundraising skills in order to turn your ideas into reality. 

In a sector dominated by charities, the majority of conservation projects are therefore funded by donors, who provide an estimated 90 billion pounds in funding each year. 

These include large grants secured from governments, foundations and corporate sponsors to smaller donations via public campaigns, appeals, events, membership drives and more.  

But where do you start if you want to secure funding for your project? Where can you find the right donors and what steps should you go through in order to be successful, and turn your ideas into reality. 

To discuss these questions and many more is today’s guest Elena Zurli from Environmental Grants. 

Environmental Grants is a network of professionals seeking to support conservationists by helping them identify funding for their projects and deliver more impact. 

In this episode, we talk about the many ways to secure funding for a conservation project, the dos and don’t of proposal writing, and much more besides. Elena also shares her career story with us along with her advice for people like you who might be seeking to follow in her footsteps. 

It’s a valuable episode. Enjoy.




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Links & Resources

Visit the Environmental Grants website to learn more about their work and how you can fund your conservation project.

Looking for fundraising tips and skills? Visit our Careers Advice Blog, or build your own fundraising skills with our Career-Booster, Fundraising for Conservation Projects. It’s designed to help you turn your ideas into reality by learning valuable skills in conservation fundraising.

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