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Permaculture Australia is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ABN 13 196 056 495. PA’s Permafund has run grant rounds since 2012 – funding 59 permaculture projects in 17 countries around the world. We are volunteer run and funded entirely by donations, read more about the different ways to donate here. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.
What is Permafund?
Permafund provides seed grants of up to $2000 to support permaculture projects in Australia and overseas. We accept applications for small grants which are assessed on need; alignment with permaculture principles and ethics, and project sustainability.
A volunteer run committee comprised of experienced permaculture practitioners and international aid experts assess and allocate the grant amounts. Permafund has a Child Protection policy and evaluation requirements that all grant recipients must comply with.
How have previous grants been used?
Permafund has been providing small grants to community groups since 2008. View the 2020-21 grant recipients
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The Permafund Team
Permafund relies entirely on donations from generous organisations and members of the community. A huge thank you to our supporters listed here
Permafund ambassador – Rowe Morrow
Rosemary Morrow became the first Permafund ambassador at the Intentional Permaculture Convergence in London recently. Her long permaculture career has taken many journeys from education and publication to aid and development work, across the globe.
Rosemary’s work in countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Uganda, Bosnia and Afghanistan, highlights why we felt she deserved the recognition of being our first patron.
With the festive season upon us and a time of giving to others, Permafund is putting an appeal out to the global permaculture movement to consider sending us a donation. By sharing the abundance we have achieved with others, we participate actively in our third ethic… Fair Share. You can donate directly to PA’s Permafund above
Born in Perth, Rowe was claimed early by the Earth; plants, animals, stones, weather. Some years in the Kimberleys as a young girl confirmed it. She trained in agriculture science with which she was very disappointed, then moved to France where she lived in the L’Arche community. Later at Jordans Village in England she realised she would become a Quaker.
Back in Australia in the 1980s Rowe’s Permaculture Design Course provided the basis for a concern for Earth restoration. She considers permaculture to be ‘sacred knowledge’ to be carried and shared with others. Since then, when asked, she has travelled to teach the PDC to others who, due to circumstances, could not access it any other way. This took her to immediate post-war Vietnam as well as Cambodia, Uganda, Ethiopia and other countries.
Rowe’s present concern is to make teaching sustainable and encourage others to succeed her as teachers. Her books include the Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture and the Earth User’s Guide to Teaching Permaculture.
Permafund ambassador – Charlie Mgee
With the help of a Permafund grant, Kajulu Hills Eco Village in Kenya has trained a number of residents of the Kakuma refugee camp in permaculture skills. Many people are born and grow up in this vast camp that’s been operating for 30 years and has an estimated 16,500...
El Nina has well and truly settled in, the plains of Canberra a vividly green, dams are full and rivers a rushing downstream to reach the coast. Keyline properties will be fully recharged and swale designs are being tested. We are seeing extreme weather events not...
Permaculture for Sustainable Communities in Kenya has provided this report after receiving a Permafund grant of $2,000 to promote local food that is more climate-friendly and less energy-consuming to improve food security and support a vibrant, resilient community....