What is the Permaculture International Public Fund — PERMAFUND?

Permaculture International Public Fund (Permafund) is the tax deductible donation arm of Permaculture International Ltd.

The donations given to the Permafund are used to promote Permaculture projects to assist with resilience in the developing world, in places of extreme need and in projects promoting permaculture. Please consider making a donation.

Donations $2 and above are tax deductible in Australia.

We currently have links with and have Australians and International Permaculturalists working on projects in many areas of the world, there are many projects we can support and direct funds to, to enable the permaculture work to develop or continue.

The Permafund Committee guides the distribution of funds to ensure that they comply with the objectives of permaculture, as well as the requirements of the ATO and Register of Environmental Organisations. Each project must submit a project brief which is scrutinized to validate information for the funds to be accessed. The Board then approves the allocation.

Meet Selmy, AAE (Association Amis des Enfants) supervisor and teacher for the Saturday Environmental School, Nan Riske, Haiti


How have previous grants been used?

  • supporting the Greenhand Field School in Aceh to promote training and capacity building, and developing two permaculture demonstration sites to assist with:
    • nurseries
    • home garden models
    • waste water treatments
    • solid and liquid compost making
  • contributing to the work of Permatil to assisting the publication of a permaculture manual for East Timor
  • assisting to support two delegates from India and Nepal to attend the IPC 8 in Brazil, and to participate and share information on their return home
  • assisting 12 grass roots farmers to attend a permaculture design course in Nepal which was delivered by local permaculturalists.

2012 Permafund grants recipients

Selection was based on the following criteria and general Permaculture principles:

  • food security for sustainable development
  • soil management and fertility for land conservation
  • improvement in landscape management including individual species and seed-saving
  • community development through advocacy, education and micro-enterprise
  • protection of wild areas, rare breeds and water courses from exploitation or pollution
  • mentoring support and professional development for community leaders.
Find out more about the 2012 Permafund grant recipients


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By donating into the Permaculture International Public Fund (Permafund), you help fund some amazing projects and help students from remote regions to attend education and convergences.

Donations $2 and above are tax deductible in Australia. Electronic funds transfer are preferred as a direct deposit.


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