Public Fund

The CHABG Public Fund accepts donations to support the protection, conservation and enhancement of Australian plants and their ecosystems; and the provision of information, education and undertaking research on plants and plant communities.

The CHABG Public Fund raises funds to support the work of CHABG and its programs. Each year the Public Fund Committee will consider opportunities for funding projects that align with the purposes and objectives of the Council of Heads of Australian Botanic Gardens. 

The CHABG Public Fund contributes to:

  • supporting and carrying out research into the diversity, conservation and ecosystem values of
    Australian plants and their communities;
  • supporting the ex situ and in situ conservation of threatened Australian plants, including through the
    development and use of seed banks;
  • promoting knowledge sharing about plants and plant communities;
  • promoting education about plants and plant communities; and,
  • providing a forum to enhance and promote the botanical, horticultural, educational and
    environmental work of Australian botanic gardens.

Donations of $2.00 AUD or more to the CHABG Public Fund are tax deductible.

CHABG Public Fund Committee

The CHABG Public Fund Committee are responsible for managing the funds donated to CHABG and its programs. Members of the Public Fund rotate regularly among the CHABG members with external experts consulted as needed.

Denise Ora - Chief Executive, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust (Chair, Public Fund)
Judy West - Executive Director, Australian National Botanic Gardens
Tim Entwisle - Director and Chief Executive, Royal Botanic Gardens VictoriaCHABG
Damian Wrigley - National Coordinator, Australian Seed Bank Partnership
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