Conservation Leadership Award

The Conservation Leadership Award is available to CLP project teams that have received both Future Conservationist Awards and Conservation Follow-Up awards.

Grants are up to $40,000, with coaching support, to undertake complex conservation projects that connect previous work and typically focus on creating enduring systems to ensure conservation outcomes in the long-term, for example creating a new, self-supporting NGO. Applications for Leadership Awards will only be considered once a full final report, financial report and evaluation form have been submitted for the CLP Follow-up project.

Award winners should be high potential early to mid-career conservationists, who through training and experience are now able to build the capacity of others. Projects should be sustainable and effective, increasing the viability of threatened populations and influencing national policy.

In 2017, CLP funding will be available to teams conducting projects in the following countries:

Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Libya, Mozambique, South Africa

Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey

Latin America & Caribbean
Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico

Asia & Pacific
China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam

Middle East
Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates

As part of the award, one representative from each award winning team will be invited to participate in an international training course presented by CLP. The course will include modules to develop leadership, project management, education, facilitation and communication skills. Additionally, participants have the opportunity to share their own experiences and build a global network.

*** How to apply ***

The application deadline for 2017 funding has now passed.

The call for applications for 2018 Team Conservation Awards is expected to be announced in September 2017.

Online Application Form

In addition to the application, teams must submit both the final report from their Conservation Follow-Up Award project and a standard CLP logical framework to CLP through If the logical framework and final report are satisfactory, the team will be invited to submit a full proposal.

The deadline for submission of the logical framework is 24th October 2016.

An example of a logical framework can be found on Appendix 1 of the guidelines and a template for completion can be download here:

2017 Continuation Awards Logical Framework Blank Template

Please note that no late applications will be accepted and applications must be completed in English. The application MUST also be filled out and submitted online and applications emailed to CLP will not be accepted.

This year’s awards were announced in April 2016.

Additional support

Prior to applying, applicants should read our Frequently Asked Questions and application guidelines.

Please note: These documents are intended to be used only as a resource to allow applicants to familiarise themselves with the CLP application materials. Final applications MUST be submitted in English using the CLP online application site.

2017 Continuation Awards Application Form

2017 Continuation Awards Guidelines