What can you do?

This table presents ideas on what you can fund with the amount you have to give. It uses the different approaches you can fund which are further explained in the Giving Green guide.

$ General/core funding Capacity Building Communications, public education & awareness Research Advocacy & Policy
(often works with legal, communications and research funding)
$500,000+ Endowment for ongoing support of an organisation, capital grant for building Environment movement capacity building and training program over multiple years Major communications program over multiple years Endowment of a Research Fellow at a university Full campaign program over multiple years
$100,000 –
250,000
Office administration, staff Specific  training (eg fundraising, media) across environment movement Major communications strategy implementation Major research program on a specific issue Major campaign with staff inc policy development, communications and office support
$50,000 –
$100,000
Office administration, staff Fundraising development, messaging & communications development Implementation of a communications strategy Research into conservation
priorities for a state or for a specific issue eg grazing, fire, invasive species
Policy development, campaign staff; campaign network development, collaboration
$25,000 –
$50,000
Office administration, staff Fundraising development, messaging & communications development Development of a communications strategy, market research, message development, social media, educational materials Fellowships and scholarships on a particular issue; fauna and flora survey of a region, place, area Policy research, campaign
support eg admin, communications, research, travel
$10,000 –
$25,000
Payment of rent, bills, travel, training, new computer systems, software Leadership, financial or governance development, travel, scholarships, awards Postcards, brochures, field guides, posters, reports, website development Fellowships and scholarships on a particular issue Part time staff, campaign
support eg admin, communications, research, travel
Small
Grants
General support, travel, training, new computer systems, software Equipment, strategic
planning & evaluation
Postcards, brochures, field guides, posters, reports Equipment purchase, travel, See communications
$ Private land Community
Development
Economic Legal Indigenous Land & Sea Management Monitoring/
evaluation
$500,000+ Purchase private
land for conservation purposes; Endowment for
ongoing management of a property
Endowment or major program for grassroots work in a region or nationally Purchase fishing licence Support of legal team over multiple years Endowment for ongoing management of Indigenous Protected Areas Set up of a major long term monitoring and evaluation program across region and over multiple years
$100,000 –
250,000
Contribute to the purchase of private land for conservation purposes; Ongoing management of a property Major community development program in a local community or region Analysis of the economic value of an ecosystem service Support of legal campaign over multiple years Support for ranger program Long term monitoring of a major program including reporting and feedback
$50,000 –
$100,000
Research program for a specific management issue; management of a property, network management Volunteer landcare program for community/youth etc, grassroots action Auction for conservation funds Report on legal frameworks, policy development Support for ranger program, traditional knowledge recording, skills development program Long term monitoring of a major program including reporting and feedback
$25,000 –
$50,000
Conference for land managers to share experiences, collaboration and network building; Research program for a specific management issue Volunteer landcare program for community/youth etc, grassroots action Economic assessment of an issue Legal case Support for ranger program, traditional knowledge recording, skills development program Monitoring and evaluation of a specific major program
$10,000 –
$25,000
Fellowships for researchers, ongoing property management Grassroots community group networking or conference Assistance to be involved in carbon farming, providing ecosystems services Legal advice on a particular issue Onground projects, field guide in language, purchase of a GIS system Monitoring and evaluation of a specific project or process
Small
Grants
Training, equipment, planning Payment for travel, equipment, new technology etc Auction for conservation funds Legal advice on a particular issue Training, equipment, planning Annual monitoring of a particular project