Restricted countries

While the trustees strive to fund projects in every country that meets the Foundation's funding criteria, it is occasionally necessary to restrict support in a particular country due to circumstances beyond their control.

Projects in the following countries are currently not eligible for funding:


Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accept applications from Cuba due to banking sanctions that are beyond our control. As soon as the situation changes we will remove this notice.


Due to a dramatic rise in the number of applications from Bhutan in recent months, the Trustees decided they could no longer accept any further applications. The Trustees are currently in the process of reviewing this decision. It is hoped that the Rufford Foundation would again be able to invite applications later this year.