The Australian Flora Foundation was established in 1981 with the aim of fostering scientific research on the biology and cultivation of Australian plants. It was thought that by encouraging research, a greater awareness of the value of the Australian flora would be developed resulting in explicit measures for their conservation and utilisation. Funds for research are raised through the membership of the Foundation, donations from various sources and the income from bequests.
In the spirit of reconciliation, the Australian Flora Foundation acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.
For funding commencing in 2025, the Foundation expects to support the following:
Malcolm Reed (Large) Grants: to support projects for up to 3 years. Grants can be a minimum of $20,000 up to a maximum of $60,000, spread over the time period of the project.
Small Grants: to support projects for up to two years. Grants can be a minimum of $5,000 up to a maximum of 20,000, spread over the time period of the project.
The Foundation also administers, on behalf of the Macadamia Conservation Trust, the Ian and Janet McConachie Macadamia Conservation Grant. This grant scheme aims to support one project annually for up to three years, with a budget of up to $ 20,000 per annum, focused on the ecology and conservation of macadamias.
Images courtesy of Heather Miles
Thank you to Bell Art Australia for their generous support of the Australian Flora Foundation.
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