Fishing
Community, Environmental

Recreation Fishing Grants

Funder:  NSW – Primary Industries

Grant Background: All money raised by the NSW Recreational Fishing Fee is placed into the Recreational Fishing Trusts and spent on improving recreational fishing in NSW. Two committees made up of recreational fishers – one for saltwater and one for freshwater – make recommendations on funding priorities. In the past, the Trusts have provided funding to a wide range of projects including:

  • Recreational fishing enhancement- fish aggregating devices, artificial reefs and fish stocking
  • Fishing  facilities and access- fishing platforms, fish cleaning tables, enhancing access
  • Fishing education- fishing workshops, Fishcare volunteers, schools education
  • Aquatic habitat rehabilitation- community grants to remove barriers to fish migration, replanting & protecting river bank vegetation, restoring water flows etc.
  • Research on fish and recreational fishing- fishing surveys, biology of popular recreational species, angler catch projects
  • Enforcement of fishing rules- Fisheries officers
  • Gone Fishing NSW Day fishing club grants

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Agriculture
Agriculture, Environmental

Advancing Pest Control & Weed Control Solutions

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Advancing Pest Animal and Weed Control Solutions aims to research and develop innovative control solutions to improve the way established pest animals and weeds are managed.

Project applications must target invasive established pest animals or weed species that are not endemic to Australia or a particular part of Australia.

The outcomes of the grant round are to:

  • Advance a range of breakthrough control solutions that challenge traditional approaches to managing pest animals and weeds to enable better outcomes.
  • Deliver innovations that improve existing established pest animals and weeds control methods or tools, as well as improved detection and monitoring methods.
  • Further research into, and development of, new and enhanced ‘farm ready’ pest animals and weeds control tools to increase uptake and accessibility of these tools by farmers and land managers.

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Heritage

Museums & Galleries Project Development Grants

Funder:  Museums & Galleries of NSW

Grant Background: Project Development Grants allow community museums and keeping places to carry out strategic and innovative projects with mid to long term outcomes. The grants can also provide an opportunity to work productively with an appropriate museums and/or arts consultant as a skill development opportunity.

Previous Project Development Grants have funded strategic and marketing plans, significance assessments, exhibition development, touring exhibitions and public programs.

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Heritage

Museums & Galleries Small Grants

Funder:  Museums & Galleries of NSW

Grant Background: Small Grants aim to meet the short-term, collection-based requirements of community museums. There are no set categories for funding, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered.

Previous Small Grants have funded the purchase of computer cataloguing software, exhibition mannequins and display cases, oral history recording equipment and archival storage items.

Note: Small Grants in 2020 will be prioritising projects related to COVID-19 and bushfire recovery

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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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Heritage

Heritage Grants

Funder:  Royal Australian Historical Society

Grant Background: The Small Grants Program for Local History and Archives is administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society on behalf of the NSW Government through the Heritage Council of NSW. Grants of up to $5,000 support the work undertaken by local historical societies, community organisations and individuals across NSW.

The projects should be relevant to understanding the history of NSW and its people and places.

The main priority areas for the 2020 grants are: – Migrant history – Disaster recovery and conservation of collections due to the NSW bushfires

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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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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

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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