Australian Orchid Foundation

Grant Applications


What will we support?

  • Studies to research orchids in their habitat and management practices to protect those orchids and their habitats
  • Studies of wild populations of orchids, their biology, distribution, conservation and taxonomy
  • Cultivation and propagation of orchids
  • Education of the public
  • Education of young people in particular in the sciences relevant to orchids
  • Publications

What is not considered for funding? 

  • Normally the AOF does not fund wages and salaries.
  • Course fees
  • Overheads

Other restraints and procedures 

  • Work must be performed in Australia and/or must relate to orchids in Australasia.
  • Grants are made subject to the receipt of reports on a six-monthly basis, unless otherwise stipulated.
  • Applications are reviewed by the Research Committee who makes recommendations to the Directors. Payments are made after the reports are approved by the Research Committee.

Application Procedure

  • A grant application form can be downloaded from the website and submitted electronically or in hard copy.
  • Further details can be obtained from Helen Richards OAM. Before submitting a final application, you may wish to discuss your proposal with her if you have any queries.

Deadlines for Submissions

  • The AOF would prefer to consider applications twice a year, submissions being received by 30th March and 30th September. However, applications may be considered at other times according to their merit.

As a registered charitable organisation funding may not be used for administrative overheads and on-costs. 

Download Application Form and mail to:

Mrs Helen Richards OAM
Chairman of Directors
The Australian Orchid Foundation
P.O. Box 440
Phone +61 3 9730 1995