Conservation course - Grant Writing for Wildlife Conservation

Grant Writing for Wildlife Conservation

At a glance

Dates: 21st September - 9th November

Last sign up date: 26th September

Length: 7 weeks 
Hours learning/week: 4

Tutorial videos: Sent out a week before each group session

Live group sessions: Every Wednesday starting on Wed 28th September: 2 live session times available (10.00am or 5.30pm BST, lasting 1.5 hours) to fit your schedule. 

Money back guarantee: If you start the course but either don't think it is right for you or can't complete it for any reason then we will give you a full refund (minus £15 admin fee) up to 14 days from the start of the course

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Badge awarded for passing Grant Writing for Wildlife Conservation course


Why is grant writing so important for you conservation career?

The competition for every conservation grant is huge, so you have to get a lot of things right to have any chance of success. To even begin to be considered, you will have to present an impact-focused application that aligns exactly with donor requirements. That alone, however, may not be enough. You will also need to create a well structured application filled with compelling, well-written content, in which all key points are either justified and/or backed up with hard evidence. Beyond that, you can increase your chances further by astute use of graphics, photos, quotes, and graphs to highlight key information and bring the application to life. Once you have completed the Grant Writing for Wildlife Conservation course, you will be able to meet all these requirements and more. More importantly, for the rest of your career, you will be able to raise more funds to support the conservation work you are most passionate about.  

What will you learn?

You will learn how to write an impact-focused grant application for any type of conservation project. Specifically, you will learn how to:

  • Select the right grant

  • Prepare a well written, well presented, high-impact, evidence-based application

  • Create log frames that match donor criteria

  • Process your application effectively

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How will you learn?

All our courses are designed using modern adult learning practices that build in reflection, relevancy and practice to all our training materials and exercises.

At the start of each training week of the course you will be sent an instructional video that you can watch at your own pace and whenever it suits you best. Sometimes the video will suggest a short activity to complete to help you practice and learn. You can then use these videos, which contain everything you need to know, to revise for the exam. 

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At the end of each training week there will be a live, expert-lead, online group session. Each week there will be two live session times for you to choose from so that it is easier for you to fit them in to your schedule. This session will enable you to work together with your instructor and fellow trainees to really test out and build your confidence in the approach. These sessions are also a great opportunity to build connections with other conservationists from all over the world, working on a wide range of conservation topics. One moment you could be chatting to a Programme manager from Kenya and the next moment taking to a student studying jaguars in Belize. Overall, these sessions will really make your learning experience a richer more enjoyable experience so try to come along if at all possible. However, these live group sessions are not compulsory so if you miss some or even all of them, we will still send you the recordings so that you can catch up on anything you missed. 

Live, expert-lead group session during a WildTeam conservation course

At the end of this course there will be a multiple choice exam, that you have to pass to earn your certificate. Earning your certificate in this way is important to demonstrate to yourself and others (e.g. employers) that you have attained a high standard in this key skill set.

However, the exam is nothing to worry about. If you need more time or any kind of additional support for the exam then the instructor is there to help. Most people pass first time and there is a free retake it for anyone that doesn't.

Once you earn your certificate you will be added to our WildTeam global skills directory.

You will also be on your way to becoming a certified Wildlife Conservation professional. 

Example certificate awarded for passing the Grant Writing for Wildlife Conservation course
How passing each course will lead to certification as a Wildlife Conservation Professional

How will you earn your certificate?

Meet your instructor

Instructor Léa Kaplani​ who runs the Project Management for Wildlife Conservation training course
Léa Kaplani

Léa has 3 Masters degrees and speaks 4 languages. Before WildTeam, Léa worked for BirdLife international, helping to coordinate conservation organisations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea to implement a €5 million Asia/Pacific forest policy initiative.


When she is not over-achieving and running our courses she teaches yoga from her house in Scotland. "Outside of work, my true passion is trees and forests. I am lucky in that I live fairly close to an ancient forest in Scotland, the old Caledonian pinewood forest, near the Cairngorms."


If you want to make Léa smile, just tell her a joke about Ducks. She can't get enough of them. ​

What people say...

Do not resist a good offer and go for the training it's worth it.

Akanisi Caginitoba

Wildlife Conservation Society

Do it, it is well worthwhile, and even if you don't think you have time, to attend all the live sessions I still think it is really valuable.

Lisa Olivier

Game Rangers International

Do it! It is important to take the time to learn the GWWC principles so you can get the funds you need to support your conservation work.

Katie Flowers

Florida International University