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Community, Environmental, Rural & Regional

Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program – Small Grants

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background:  The Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program (Small Grants) supports community-led, on-ground projects that improve the health and ecological condition of rivers and wetlands in the Murray–Darling Basin, whilst supporting economic development and jobs.

The program aims to:

  • improve health and ecological condition of rivers and wetlands in the Murray–Darling Basin that build on water recovered through the Murray–Darling Basin Plan
  • improve community involvement in restoring the environmental health of the Murray–Darling Basin
  • increase economic activity and employment in Basin communities as a result of grant funding.

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Community, Environmental

NAB Community Grant

Funder:  National Australia Bank Foundation

Grant Background:  NAB Foundation Community Grants can help you safeguard your community with funding for projects that prepare for natural disasters, support long-term recovery and build resilience against future disasters. They fund local projects aiming to do one or more of the following:

  • help people and places prepare for natural disasters
  • assist in short and long-term recovery efforts
  • build community resilience against future disasters
  • strengthen the environment to be more resilient to natural disasters
  • help communities reduce their climate risk.

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Manufacturing
Business, Environmental

Remanufacture NSW

Funder:  NSW – Environment

Grant Background: Remanufacture NSW is offering funding opportunities to support the NSW resource recovery sectors response to changes brought about by the decision to ban the export of unbeneficiated waste plastic, paper, glass and tyres. Remanufacture NSW ensures New South Wales is leading by example and maximising recycling and reuse activities and keeping materials within the productive economy.

The program targets the waste materials subject to the export ban: plastic, paper, glass and tyres.

Under Stream 1 the establishment of new recycling infrastructure and equipment will be co-funded. Under Stream 2 innovative trials to address waste export ban materials will be co-funded.

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Agriculture, Arts & Creative, Business, Children & Youth, Community, Education, Environmental, Health, Heritage, Latest Grants, Rural & Regional, Seniors, Sport, Tourism & Events, Women

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Environmental

Protecting Our Places

Funder:  NSW – Environment

Grant Background: The Protecting our Places program encourages and empowers Aboriginal communities to protect, conserve and restore landscapes and waterways important to them.

This program is designed to empower and provide opportunities for Aboriginal organisations to undertake projects that:

  • contribute to ongoing sustainable management of significant Aboriginal cultural landscapes in New South Wales
  • contribute to healthier environments and communities
  • develop the project management capabilities of Aboriginal groups
  • encourage new collaborations and positive relationships with other organisations, government and stakeholders.

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Manufacturing
Business, Environmental

Circulate – NSW Industrial Ecology Programme

Funder:  NSW – Environment

Grant Background: The Circulate Industrial Ecology Program is designed to fund innovative, commercially oriented industrial ecology projects.

Circulate supports projects that will recover materials that would otherwise be sent to landfill, and to instead use them as feedstock for other commercial, industrial or construction processes.

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Community, Environmental, Heritage

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage

Funder:  NSW – Department of Environment & Heritage

Grant Background: The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Grant aim to:

  • improve identification, protection, knowledge and understanding of the State’s heritage
  • assist owners and custodians with the conservation and activation of items of State and local heritage significance and Aboriginal Places
  • encourage promotion, celebration and cultural participation of the State’s heritage
  • increase resilience in NSW: recovery from and preparedness for disasters
  • stimulate the economy.

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage provide funding for:

  • Improving knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultural heritage by developingheritage management documents for declared Aboriginal Places or, items listed on the State Heritage Register
  • Conserving and protecting declared Aboriginal Places and items of Aboriginal cultural heritage that are listed on the State Heritage Register through heritage works projectswhere the works are:
    • outlined in a heritage management document or
    • address climate change or disaster recovery and preparedness
  • Remediating damage and improving resilience to disasters at other sites of Aboriginal significance that have been adversely affected by natural disasters through targeted heritage works projects
  • Increasing understanding, respect, and celebration of Aboriginal cultural heritage through cultural participation projects.

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Fire
Community, Environmental, Rural & Regional

Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund

Funder:  NSW Government

Grant Background: The Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund will provide $250 million of further funding to support the social and economic recovery of communities affected by bushfire in 47 regional NSW Local Government Areas.

It will support projects that retain and create new jobs in regional areas, build resilience and increase preparedness for future bushfire seasons.

Funding is available in the following three categories:

  • Infrastructure projects, such as roads to support increased industrial development.
  • Environmental projects, such as regeneration activities.
  • Programs including social, business and environmental education initiatives.

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Environmental

Environment Restoration Fund – Safe Havens Grants

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Environment Restoration Fund supports the creation of safe havens for threatened species. Safe havens are areas where invasive predators such as feral cats and foxes have been permanently removed from fenced areas and islands to provide long term protection for native wildlife.

The objective of this program is to reduce extinction risk to nationally listed threatened species through strategic expansion of the safe haven network.

The grant amount will be up to 100% of eligible project expenditure.

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Environmental

Indigenous Fire and Land Management Workshops

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: This program is part of the Australian Government’s $200 million investment in bushfire recovery for native plants, animals, ecological communities and natural assets. This funding aims to support the recovery and long-term resilience of wildlife and their habitat.

The objective of this grant opportunity is to support Indigenous organisations, Indigenous businesses and Traditional Owners to lead workshops aimed at sharing and strengthening knowledge of Indigenous fire and land management practices.

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