Since 1991 the Swedish Club300 has contributed more than USD600,000 to bird protection projects all around the world. Projects we have supported include conservation and research on many rare, threatened or little known species like Guerney's PittaHawaiian CrowFatu Hiva MonarchPuaiohiJuan Fernández Firecrown and Sumatran Ground Cuckoo

The majority of the contributions come directly from our Swedish members. The foundation is also distributing funds collected at bird fairs, or donated by persons or associations. During the last five years we have on average donated around USD5,000 to 8,000 annually. Since our funds are limited our focus is to contribute money to highly threatened or poorly known species. 

  • Only applications concerning projects aimed at birds listed as Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN), Extinct in the Wild (EW) or Data Deficient (DD) on the IUCN Red List of threatened species are eligible for funding. These categories comprise about 590 of the worlds most threatened or least known species. A list of these species can be generated on the Birdlife International Data zone.
  • Ongoing projects that receive or previously have received support from Club300 are excepted from the above criterion.
  • The maximum annual amount granted to a single project is USD 5,000.
  • Applications are accepted on a yearly basis. 
  • Club300 will monitor the progress in all projects that are granted financial support.


How to Apply
  • Applications for each year must be received by July 31st. Which applications are granted will be decided by the board of Club300 at their autumn meeting and communicated to the applicants before the end of each year. Decisions by the Club300 board on which projects to support are final and cannot be appealed by the applicant.
  • Applications are only accepted as a single PDF file sent via e-mail to Applications sent by physical mail or courier are not accepted.
  • The application must be written in English or Swedish and contain a maximum of five pages