Permaculture Australia is a registered 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 73 permaculture projects in 17 countries around the world. We are volunteer-run and funded entirely by donations. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.
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. The Permafund grant program is for projects that benefit or protect the natural environment, which includes regenerative agriculture and education.
A volunteer-run committee comprised of experienced permaculture practitioners and international aid experts assess and allocates the grant amounts. Permafund has a Child Protection policy and evaluation requirements that all grant recipients must comply with.
Applications for the 2023 Permafund grants have now closed. Grants open for application in November each year. For more information firstname.lastname@example.org
- John Champagne, Convenor Permafund
- Jed Walker
- Boyd Attewell
- Felix Leibelt
- Chris Caroll
- Ronni Martin
- John McKenzie
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.
Soon after completing a PDC in 2011, Charlie formed Formidable Vegetable – with the hope of inspiring people to grow food, keep chickens and make the world a better place. Since then, Formidable Vegetable have performed at global festivals including Glastonbury, for the United Nations, and were described by Vandana Shiva as “connecting the creativity of nature with the creativity of music”.