The Habitats Trust Grants recognises and supports conservation organisations and individuals, who work to conserve India’s natural habitats and native species of flora and fauna, especially the lesser-known species and neglected habitats. The Grants aim to financially support holistic, innovative, and replicable conservation projects.

Grants for Organisations/Individuals

Selection Process

THT Conservation Grant and THT Action Grant

The grant recipients are selected based on the eligibility, relevance, goals, objectives, methodology, scale, and potential impacts of the proposed project. Projects that involve lesser-known, data deficient and/or threatened, species and/or habitats shall be given priority.

The shortlisted applications will be evaluated through a selection process based on the following parameters:

  • Conservation challenge, clarity of objectives, measurable impact, innovation and strategy used, scalability, and stakeholder participation.
  • Work experience and financial & program management.
  • The Sub-Jury member(s) will visit shortlisted applicants for field evaluation at the proposed project’s sites.
  • The Sub-Jury will select finalists based on strength of proposal, strength of applicant, and field elevation scores.
  • The finalists will be invited to present their projects to the Jury for final evaluation.
  • The Jury shall select the grant recipients based on Sub-Jury evaluations and presentations made by the applicants.

THT Seed Grant

THT Seed Grant application will be evaluated based on the submitted proposal for:

  • Conservation projects that are action oriented.
  • The projects can be a component of a bigger project with independent conservation output.
  • An urgent and topical conservation intervention such as rapid assessments, development of new or testing of methodologies, protection of critical habitats from threats etc.

The applications will be evaluated by a review committee every month and the recipient(s) will be announced during the last week of the month.


Bahar Dutt

Wildlife Biologist, Author and Environmental Journalist

Brian Heath

Founder and CEO for the Mara Triangle Conservation Area, Kenya.

Dr M. K. Ranjitsinh

Wildlife Expert and architect of the Wild Life (Protection) Act of 1972

Roshni Nadar Malhotra

CEO and Executive Director, HCL Corporation and Founder and Trustee, The Habitats Trust.

THT Action Grant 2022 Recipients (₹25,00,000)

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment

Bombay Natural History Society

H. T. Lalremsanga

The ERDS Foundation

THT Conservation Grant 2022 Recipients (₹1,00,00,000)

Munnarakkunnu Trust

The Forest Way

Grants Recipients: 2018-2021

Since the inauguration The Habitats Trust Grants in 2018, we have received over 10,000 registrations and 1,000 applications from across India. Of this, 15 recipients have been selected.

Explore this map to learn about the work of our grant recipients.