Community, Education, Environmental

Australian Geographic Society Sponsorship

Funder:  Australian Geographic Society

Grant Background: Each calendar year the Australian Geographic Society donates generously to maintain its programme of sponsorship of Australian adventurers, scientific and environmental research, and community projects.

Project Sponsorships are available in four categories, science, environment, adventure, and community. Projects covering more than one project category and/or opportunities for volunteer involvement are encouraged.

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Environmental

NSW Wildlife Heroes Bushfire Emergency Fund

Funder:  Backyard Buddies

Grant Background: Through NSW Wildlife Heroes Bushfire Emergency program up to $200,000 is available to support bushfire related emergency activities over the 2019-20 financial year.

The program aims to achieve the following outputs:

  • Increase number of wildlife emergency responders in NSW
  • Decrease cost of emergency response to individual carers
  • Increase number of wildlife that can be rescued and cared for during an emergency
  • Enable wildlife groups to buy appropriate equipment and PPE for emergency response

The program aims to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Improve efficiency, safety and effectiveness of wildlife emergency response operations
  • Support wildlife volunteers to respond to emergencies (financially, organisationally, psychologically)
  • Improve wildlife group emergency response capacity long-term

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Environmental

Our Marine Parks Round Two

Funder:  Federal – Environment

Grant Background: The Our Marine Parks Grants program was announced to assist industries and communities to transition to the new management arrangements for Australian Marine Parks.

This second round of the Program is dedicated to the many groups and sectors that have an interest in how Australian Marine Parks are managed and the capability and capacity to assist the Director of National Parks with this important task. The objectives of this grants round are two-fold:

  • to support interested and capable organisations and community groups to engage in marine park management;
  • to improve knowledge and understanding of Australian Marine Parks.

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Environmental

Community Conservation Grants

Funder:  Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife

Grant Background: The purpose of our Community Conservation Grants is to assist in the protection of our native species, habitats, landscapes and cultural heritage.

Grants are available for both field projects and education programs that have a direct outcome for nature conservation in Australia.

FNPW Community Conservation Grants aim to fund urgent and high priority projects in the following Focus Areas:

  • Land and Water – Protection, restoration, rehabilitation and revegetation of degraded habitats to ensure their ability to sustain native species.
  • Threatened Species – Scientific research with tangible conservation outcomes and on-ground works to conserve Australia’s threatened species.
  • Cultural Heritage – Conserving and celebrating Australia’s cultural heritage as part of the gift we leave to future generations.
  • Parks for People – Improving National Park facilities for the enjoyment of all, to foster and encourage the appreciation of nature

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Community, Environmental

Increasing Resilience to Climate Change Community Grants

Funder:  NSW – Planning

Grant Background: The Increasing Resilience to Climate Change Community Grants program supports the objectives of NSW Climate Change Policy Framework by enabling communities and individuals to be better prepared and be more resilient to climate change impacts.

The Community Grants program has been established to support projects that help communities to take action and manage climate change impacts by being able to better plan, prepare for, and respond to heatwaves, storms, floods, drought and bushfires, to increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change.

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Environmental

National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants Round 3

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Australian Government is inviting applications for projects to deliver services under the National Landcare Program – Smart Farms Small Grants Round 3.

Smart Farms Small Grants is an open, competitive, grant opportunity to support projects to increase farming, forestry and fishing communities’ awareness, knowledge, skills and capacity to adopt best practice sustainable agriculture.

The purpose of Smart Farms Small Grants is to support land manager practice change that will deliver more sustainable, productive and profitable food, fibre and forestry business while protecting Australia’s biodiversity; protecting and improving the condition of natural resources; and assisting Australia meet its international obligations.

The purpose will be achieved by supporting projects that contribute to achieving one or both of the program outcomes outlined below:

  • Outcome 1 – Increased adoption of best practice sustainable agriculture
  • Outcome 2 – Increase the capacity of land managers to adopt best practice sustainable agriculture.

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Environmental

Small Environmental Grant Scheme

Funder:  Wettenhall Environment Trust

Grant Background: The Scheme provides support for people undertaking projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment, in land, sea or air, rural or urban.

They are looking for projects around:

  • flora and fauna conservation(Australia-wide)
  • threatened mammal conservation (Australia-wide)

These projects should involve any of the following:

  • monitoring, recording and sharing data
  • delivering community education
  • providing community capacity building (e.g. training)
  • research and science

What they fund:

  • Projects that directly make positive changes to biodiversity conservation in Australia.
  • Projects should have some short term outputs, but also have long term objectives and values.
  • Projects that show the following: enthusiasm, collaboration, passion, innovation
  • Projects that use citizen science
  • Projects that are about community education relating to conservation

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Environmental, Rural & Regional

Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund – Microgrids 2019-20

Funder:  Federal – Environment

Grant Background: The Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund supports feasibility studies into more reliable, secure and cost effective energy supply to regional and remote communities in Australia.

The program will fund feasibility studies looking at microgrid technologies to replace, upgrade or supplement existing electricity supply arrangements in off-grid and fringe-off- grid communities located in regional and remote areas.

The objective of the program is to support regional and remote communities to investigate whether replacing, upgrading or supplementing a microgrid or upgrading existing off-grid and fringe-off-grid supply with microgrid or related new energy technologies would be cost effective.

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Environmental

Purves Environmental Fund

Funder:  Purves Environmental Fund

Grant Background: The Purves Environmental Fund grants funds to enable and empower others working towards environmental sustainability and preservation of biodiversity.

Their current focus areas are:

  • Plastic pollution
  • Biodiversity species loss
  • Water resource management of the Murray Darling Basin
  • Broad-scale land clearing
  • Renewable energy and climate change advocacy

The charitable purposes of the Purves Environmental Fund are as follows:

(a) To protect and enhance the natural environment;

(b) To enhance the protection of Australia’s unique biodiversity for the benefit of future generations through the protection of native species and the ecological processes that support them, particularly in the primary production landscape;

(c) To provide information and education about the natural environment and to improve the Australian community’s understanding of the urgent need for greater sustainability; and,

(d) To support scientific research and field projects that are aimed at supporting catalytic work to find solutions for important environmental issues that are not currently supported by environmental groups or government.

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Community, Environmental

Communities Environment Programme

Funder:  Federal Government

Grant Background: The Communities Environment Program will provide $22.65 million in funding to support small scale, community-led environment projects that address local environmental priorities in each of the 151 federal electorates across Australia.

The program aims to support the environmental priorities of local community and environment groups in their regions and neighbourhoods, to recover and strengthen the environment and to build and strengthen local communities.

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