Applying for a Save the Rhino grant

Make sure you’ve read our grant-making policy before reading further below, as this will ensure you are better informed of our priorities and strategic objectives.

In reality, unless you represent one of the programmes we support, it is unlikely that we will be able to add a new programme. Therefore, before you apply to us, we strongly recommend that you email our CEO, Dr Jo Shaw, with a short explanation (maximum one page) so that she can indicate to you whether it is worth developing a full proposal.

If you decide to go ahead and apply, download our grant application form. Applications can be submitted at any time of year and will be considered at our quarterly Trustees’ meetings. Such meetings are usually held in March, June, September and December.

Grant application forms should be sent directly to Jo Shaw. Jo will have an initial read through, come back to you with any immediate questions, and then table them for the Trustees. Jo gives the Trustees her own recommendations, having considered each proposal against our priorities and a range of weighted criteria. She may also consult external experts to discuss particular aspects of an application.

The Trustees may decide to fund, ask more questions before making a decision, or reject. Jo aims to inform all applicants of their decision within a month of the Trustees’ meeting.