discussion / Community Base  / 21 June 2022

Grants for vehicles

Hi all, 


It is an understatement to write that vehicles are necessary for efficient conservation. We all need motorbikes, pickup trucks, 4x4 to get to the places where the actual conservation efforts can occur: in the process, they accumulate kilometers, they get beat up, tires blow up, suspensions break, etc, etc. 

My colleagues in the field need to replace their 15-years-old vehicles but many funders do not support purchase or reparations of field vehicles. 

Do you know of any grants that could specifically provide fund for conservation vehicles? 



There was a previous Wildlabs thread on this - https://wildlabs.net/discussion/conservation-grants-field-vehicles but it didn't garner any comments unfortunately. 

I'm not sure if IdeaWild allows for car repairs? The grants are for equipment specifically. That's a small grant anyways though ($1500) so you'd probably need something bigger it sounds like.

I don't know of any grants specifically funding this, but most people I know who have gotten vehicles have applied for bigger grants that they write a new vehicle into as a budget line item (e.g., WWF, WCS, CI, MBZ, national agencies like NSF).