Community NRM Grants

In 2015 Terrain provided over $500,000 in Community NRM grants to local groups engaged in grass roots NRM projects.

This grants program was funded through a combination of funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program (NLP) and Terrain’s Natural Capital Fund.

An additional $256,147 from the NLP is available to support Traditional Owner groups, with allocation of these funds to be determined through a separate process currently under development.

The Wet Tropics Community NRM Grants aim to deliver local and long term outcomes specifically for the Wet Tropics priorities, but in line with regional, national and international obligations.

Terrain worked directly with its member organisations to design the grants program, taking account of the requirements of the funding sources. Twenty three representatives from Terrain member organisations agreed on a wide range of the grants components, which are now reflected in the guidelines .

CLICK HERE for "Community Grant Reporting Template"

Assessment panel

A panel consisting of seven members from our community group members were nominated to assess applications.

Contact or call 07 4043 8000 if you have any queries.

Wet Tropics Community NRM Grants: Summary of Successful Projects

NB: projects are up to 3 years in duration.

Community Group Name Project Title Budget Location Project no.
Treeforce Association Inc. Treeforce - Trees for The Cairns Environment - Freshwater Creek, Redlynch     29,821 Cairns 46
Mulgrave Landcare Upper Hemming’s Creek - Connecting Corridors and Community in Gordonvale – Stage 2 & 3     29,805 Mulgrave Catchment/


Choorechillum Ngadjon Jii PBC Choorechillum Ngadjon-Jii Cultural  and Heritage Landcare management -Terrain Collaborative Project to Educate and Care for Country     34,750 Atherton Tablelands 8
Conservation Volunteers Australia Southern Atherton Tablelands Improve and extend corridor connectivity forest patches     29,172 Atherton Tablelands 18
Johnstone Region Landcare Group Inc Reinstate wetlands at Backyard Blitz site as part of an NRM educational facility.     14,410 Innisfail 48
Mission Beach State School P&C Continuing the Mission Beach School Wetlands Restoration and Education Programme     29,110 Mission Beach 26
Barron Catchment Care Upper Spring Creek Catchment Scoping Study     16,500 Atherton Tablelands 14
TREAT Peterson Creek Wildlife Corridor Continuation & Enhancement     29,700 Atherton Tablelands 1
Community for Coastal and Cassowary Conservation Smith's Gap/ Maria Ck Wildlife Corridor Rehabilitation     27,250 Mission Beach 54
Kuranda Envirocare Yellow Crazy Ant Community Taskforce Eradication Program Kuranda     34,760 Kuranda 13
Johnstone Ecological Society Inc Bulguru Wetlands       4,920 Johnstone Catchment 49
Barron Catchment Care Building Mabi Resilience     29,975 Atherton Tablelands 12
NightWings Rainforest Centre NightWings Rainforest Centre – Rainforest Regeneration - Stage 1     30,000 Mossman 21
Whyanbeel community group Whyanbeel Creek remediation     42,800 Mossman 52
Mission Beach Cassowaries Inc Website and free booklet promoting nature based tourism at Mission Beach       5,577 Mission Beach 40
TKMG Wildlife in Virtual Reality - a New Way to Educate and Engage       5,500 Atherton Tablelands 44
An additional 4 projects have been given approval in principle, pending more information and discussions 107,531 To be confirmed

Total Grant allocation