The Collaborative Fund was set up to support innovative, collaborative conservation projects undertaken by CCI partners.

Each Collaborative Fund application therefore requires at least three organisations/Departments from CCI to be actively working together on the project, including at least one University Department and one conservation organisation. All collaborating organisations/Departments will be expected to make a major and significant commitment to the project outcomes to demonstrate true collaboration.

To be eligible to apply for a Collaborative Fund grant as one of the three organisations/Departments, you need to be an employee of one of the CCI partners.

  • For the University of Cambridge, this means the applicant must be on the payroll of either the University or one of the colleges. PhD students are not eligible as applicants for Collaborative Fund proposals, but their supervisor can be the named University partner, and the student can then be involved in the proposal’s activities.
  • For other CCI partners, this means the applicant must be on the payroll of that organisation.
  • Member organisations of the Cambridge Conservation Forum are eligible to apply as one of the three collaborating organisations/Departments, but will need to do so through the CCF by agreement of the CCF Committee (i.e. it will be applying as CCF and therefore must have the agreement of CCF to do so).

Where CCI partners do not have all the skills and expertise needed to deliver a project, other collaborators – especially from developing countries – may be included in the project and funded by the grant.

The deadline for applications for 2019 has now passed.