There are a range of natural resource management-related funding opportunities for community groups and landholders in our region, with grants provided by Terrain NRM and other organisations including state and federal government departments and private companies.
Community Sustainability Grants - Protecting Queensland's Threatened Species - Grants Round Now Open
Applications are due by 4pm on Tuesday 2 July for grants of up to $100,000 for on-ground projects benefiting threatened flora and fauna.
Applicants need to demonstrate how their activities will align with a threatened species recovery plan, conservation advice or a threatened species abatement plan.
So the message from us is please refer to a recovery plan and talk to the relevant recovery team...
Links to Wet Tropics-related recovery plans:
Giant Filmy Fern
Spectacled Flying Fox
Stream-dwelling Rainforest Frogs of the Wet Tropics
Please phone Terrain NRM's Tony O'Malley on 0437 728 190 for recovery team contact details.
You can also visit our threatened species webpage and story map.
For more information, and to apply for the these Community Sustainability Grants, visit the Queensland Government's website.
State and Federal Government
- Terrain NRM's Natural Capital Fund.
- Community benefit funding programs by the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General, including the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF).
- Arrow Energy: Brighter Futures community funding grants. Closing first Friday in March & September.
- National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration (meeting 4 times a year).
- The Rockerfeller Foundation
- Australian Communities Foundation
- Advance Queensland Engaging Science Grants
Subscribe to one of these services for more comprehensive, regular updates:
- LandcareAustralia.org.au eNews and grants update
- OurCommunity.com.au EasyGrants newsletter (paid members)
- IndigoGold.com.au (Download free general grants list over $10,000)
- NRMjobs.com.au Jobs and other opportunities in the environment, water and NRM
Grant writing advice
- Make sure you are eligible - do you meet all the requirements outlined by the funding body?
- Read the grant guidelines, follow them precisely and fill out all sections. Remember to attach all supporting documents such as letters of access, insurance, photos, maps. Sometimes you'll be asked whether your project meets any priorities from the regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) Plan, which is also a good resource for background information.
- If you don’t receive a notification of receipt following your grant submission, follow up with the grant administrator to make sure they received it.
- With online grant forms, we suggest writing your application in a Word document first, then copying and pasting it into the form, just in case something goes wrong and all your hard work is lost!
- If you are not an incorporated business ask the grant administrator about the auspicing policy, where an incorporated business can apply for a grant on behalf of the individual or group doing the work.
- Keep it simple and succinct. Remember that although you know your work inside out, the person at the funding body doesn’t. Get to the important information quickly:
- WHAT your project is trying to address and why it's important.
- HOW your project will address this.
- WHAT difference your project will make to the current situation.
- HOW you'll measure the success of your project.
- If you need help, we're here. Also, keep an eye out for grant-writing workshops in the region.