The Nature Care Fund was established to support conservation activities in Cape Town. The fund is structured to invest and disburse monies from Private individuals, Corporate companies, Friends groups and other bodies towards nature conservation projects.
The focus is predominantly on supporting the efforts of the City’s Biodiversity Management Branch that works to uphold the Cape Town Biodiversity Network. This is a network of conservation areas with varying status levels of priority aimed at ensuring the conservation of biodiversity and ecological processes and maintenance of ecosystem functioning. Project funds for over 30 ring-fenced accounts are tightly monitored, regularly reported on and audited annually.
The Nature Care Fund portfolio has three focus areas: the management of Conservation Areas; projects involving Species Protection; and the Small Grants Facility.