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.

** Update: CLP Awards site is now live!**

CLP is now accepting applications via our online awards site from previous CLP grantees to support Conservation Leadership projects in low and middle income countries. All funding applications must be submitted online using this site by 11:59 PM GMT – Sunday, 24 November 2019.

Proposals from previous CLP grantees applying for a Conservation Leadership award will only be considered if a logical framework has already been reviewed by CLP (October) and previous project reporting is up to date.

We recommend that teams develop their proposals using the Word template provided and then copy and paste data into the application site. Please ensure that you select the correct awards category when you start your application. Applicants who have not previously been funded by CLP can only apply for a Future Conservationist Award. Please do not access the site using Internet Explorer. If you have any problems whilst making your online application, contact

Once submitted, the application will be reviewed by the CLP Management team who will check that the project and team are eligible for funding. If your application is eligible, it will be reviewed by conservation experts who will rate your application based on feasibility, contribution to conservation and capacity development of the teams. Funding decisions will be made in March 2020 by the CLP Award Selection Committee and winners will be announced in April 2020.

About the Conservation Leadership Awards

Grants are up to $50,000 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.

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 addition to project funding, CLP will invite one member of each Award-winning team to our international training course where they will learn about a range of conservation management and leadership topics as well as build a network with other early-career conservationists. Our training course helps awardees deliver their CLP projects and has also been credited for furthering participants’ career progression. It is a rewarding and life-changing experience!


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