2012: Permafund grant application closed

About the grant application process

[pull_quote align="right"]Permaculture International Public Fund (Permafund) is the tax deductible donation arm of Permaculture International Ltd.[/pull_quote]

Do you have a permaculture project that fits the Permafund grant guidelines below?

Applications were submitted up to:
  •  midnight on Friday 29th June 2012.

Permafund grant guidelines for 2012

1. Amount thresholds and dates

Permafund grants are available for amounts up to AUD $1000 to community based organisations in Australia or overseas to support their work with building sustainable communities.

Applications were received up to midnight on Friday 29th June 2012. Committee decisions will be announced on Thursday 16th August 2012.

2. Grants are offered for activities which demonstrate the ethics and application of the Principles of Permaculture

Examples of activities that Permafund grants might be used for:

  • supporting programs to improve food security for sustainable development
  • maintaining and improving soil management and fertility for land conservation
  • improvement in understanding and use of individual species, including seed-saving
  • community development through advocacy, education and micro-enterprise activities
  • protection of wild areas and water courses from exploitation or pollution
  • mentor support and professional development for community leaders.

3. Additional information to submit

  • letters of support from other partner organisations, people, government officers
  • map of the project location
  • a recent Annual Report of the organisation or other materials from the organisation.

4. Learning, sharing and reporting

Recipients are expected to offer some report on their project outcome, this has two purposes:

  • to establish that the funds were spent legitimately.
  • to offer some learning to others considering a similar project.

The report does not need to be a formal or long. It can be brief notes, photos, comments from people involved, an itemized account of the expenditure, copies of the receipts can be included but not essential, comments from other local organisations.

The sharing of learning is a key element of Permafund’s work and Permaculture Australia sometimes uses the information from grant reports on the website and related media as a sharing of knowledge. We will contact you and check with you first if we are thinking to do this with your project.


To enquire or discuss your application, contact the Permafund committee:

  • E: permafund[at]permacultureaustralia.org.au or
  • M: 0421 699 306.

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