Please note: AEGN events are for grantmakers not grantseekers unless the event specifically states otherwise.

If you have a PAF this article provides you with guidance on how you can consider using your PAF funds to cover AEGN event fees including field trips.

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Central Australia Field Trip
Starting in Alice Springs and concluding at Uluru, this trip will explore biodiversity, Indigenous land management, renewable energy and the issues of climate change and sustainable living in the awe-inspiring landscape of outback Australia. Meet and learn from Indigenous rangers, scientists, community leaders and practitioners on this six day field trip.  Cost $4,900 excluding flights to Alice Springs and ex Yulara.
Date Sun 19 to Fri 24 August 2018
Location Central Australia
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Enquiries Ione McLean


Food Systems Funder Get-Together at Bar Lourinhã
The AEGN and the Morris Family Foundation are hosting a luncheon get-together of funders who want to talk about our food system. This is a great opportunity to connect with other funders passionate about improving the food system and sharing information in an informal environment, over a delicious lunch!
Date Monday 10 September 2018
Time 12 noon for a 12.15pm start. Ends at 2.15pm
Location Bar Lourinhã, 37 Little Collins St, Melbourne
Please include any dietary requirements in your RSVP


Nature Funder Webinar Series

We know that more than 50% of AEGN members fund or are interested in funding nature conservation – how to protect our unique plants and animals and special landscapes.

We also know that this area of funding in philanthropy is becoming increasingly urgent. So, in 2018, the AEGN will hold a Nature Webinar Series at lunchtimes on the 1st Wednesday of every second month, starting with 7th of March 2018.

These webinars will be designed for you to enjoy your lunch at your desk or home while listening to a series of experts and donors talking about nature conservation issues and funding. There will also be opportunities for you to ask questions or share your funding stories.


Wednesday 12 September 2018

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Time 12 – 1.30pm
Location Via Zoom
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AEGN 10 Year Anniversary  and AGM

Mark your diary!

The AEGN has turned ten. To mark this momentous occasion we would love you to join us to celebrate with an evening of revelry, reflections on fun times and anticipation of more fun, funding and a healthy, viable environmental ahead.

The night will bring together the vast network of people that  has made the AEGN what it is today – founding members, past members and staff,  the board, key experts, philanthropic sector partners and of course the heart of the network – our members.

Our celebration will follow the 2017/18 AGM .

Date Wednesday 24 October 2018

AGM 5-6pm

10 year anniversary 6 – 8.30pm

Location Melbourne – Venue TBC
RSVP Ione McLean on


Climate campaign landscape meeting

The AEGN is undertaking research to track how resources flow to different parts of the climate campaign. This information will inform the development of a new climate change funding framework and help individual members see their grantmaking in the ‘big picture’ of climate campaigning in Australia.

At this meeting members will discuss the research findings and, with support from movement experts, agree on conclusions that can be drawn from the data. This will include identifying issues or approaches which need more capacity. There will also be an opportunity for members to share their funding priorities with the group.

The meeting has been scheduled for the day after the AEGN 10th birthday celebration, to maximise the number of people who can attend in person.

Date Thursday 25 October 2018
Time 10am – 1pm
Location Meeting Room 1, Level 6, 126 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne
RSVP Esther Abram



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US Environmental Grantmakers Association
Annual Fall Retreat

The AEGN regularly hosts a group of members to attend the US EGA annual conference or “retreat”. The conference runs for three days and offers a series of brilliant speakers, super strategists and focused conversation on environmental grantmaking.

If you want to engage with some of the best minds in philanthropy to increase you effectiveness, join us 30 September to 3 October 2018 in beautiful North Carolina.

Date Sun 30 Sept to Wed 3 Oct 2018
Location Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina, US
Information Read more about the US EGA retreat.
Enquiries Let Amanda know if you are interested at