Environmental, Rural & Regional

Recycling Modernisation Fund

Funder: Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Recycling Modernisation Fund aims to address waste infrastructure gaps in regional and remote areas of Australia. Managing waste in regional and remote locations presents a range of additional challenges including isolation through seasonal weather changes and a lack of connection to major roads or towns. These challenges mean that regional and remote areas often lack kerbside waste collection and access to recycling and remanufacturing centres.

A key target of the 2019 National Waste Policy Action Plan  is to achieve an 80 per cent average resource recovery rate from all waste streams following the waste hierarchy by 2030. The National Action Plan recognises that to achieve this target, regional and remote areas require better access to waste management and processing capabilities.

To help reach this target, the Australian Government will co-fund additional projects under RMF that increase the sorting, processing, and manufacturing or remanufacturing capacity of regional and remote locations.

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Tech Science Communication
Business, Environmental

Modern Manufacturing Initiative – Manufacturing Translation Stream – Recycling and Clean Energy Priority – Round 2

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Manufacturing Translation Stream will support:

  • projects that aid the translation of high quality research and ideas into commercial outcomes
  • businesses to scale-up to become more competitive and resilient
  • businesses to adopt new technologies and improve their manufacturing processes to boost productivity and competitiveness.

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Energy
Business, Environmental

Modern Manufacturing Initiative – Manufacturing Integration Stream – Recycling and Clean Energy Priority – Round 2

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Modern Manufacturing Initiative – Recycling and Clean Energy – will develop world-leading advanced manufacturers that seize opportunities from sustainability, the clean energy transition, and waste reduction demands by leveraging Australia’s advantages in innovation, technology, renewable and mineral resources, and our onshore industrial base.

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Agriculture
Agriculture, Environmental

Future Drought Fund: Drought Resilient Soils and Landscapes Grants Program

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Australian Government is inviting applicants/organisations for the Future Drought Fund: Drought Resilient Soils and Landscapes Grants Program.

The objective of the program is to trial and demonstrate how scaling of particular practices (or combinations of practices) to improve management of natural capital can build drought resilience.

Through this, the program aims to create and communicate an evidence base and case studies that contribute to scaling out the successful practices.

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Community, Environmental

Preparing Australian Communities

Funder:  National Recovery & Resilience Agency

Grant Background:  The Preparing Australia Program will support projects that mitigate or reduce the disaster risk, impact and consequence associated with large-scale natural hazards. There is $150 million available from 2021–22 to 2024–25 for this grant opportunity.

The objectives of the Preparing Australia Program are to:

  • improve the long-term resilience of Australian communities and households to natural hazards including bushfires, floods and tropical cyclones
  • deliver disaster risk reduction projects that reduce hazard exposure or vulnerability and are aligned with the recommendations of the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements and the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework.

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Environmental

Our Marine Parks – Round Three

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Our Marine Parks Round 3 grant opportunity seeks to support achievement of Australian Marine Park objectives:

  1. a) the protection and conservation of biodiversity and other natural, cultural and heritage values of marine parks in the Australian Marine Park Network
  2. b) ecologically sustainable use and enjoyment of the natural resources within marine parks in the Australian Marine Park Network.

This includes projects which aim to:

  1. improve capacity of regional and Indigenous communities to deliver outcomes that support ongoing management and health of Australian Marine Parks.
  2. develop tourism operator capability to deliver environmentally and culturally appropriate, high-quality recreation and tourism experiences in or associated with Australian Marine Parks, contributing to Australia’s visitor economy.
  3. improve ecosystem health and understanding of marine park values and the pressures impacting on them, including, but not limited to, projects with the recreational and commercial fishing sectors and the seafood industry.

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Agriculture, Environmental

Environment Restoration Fund Threatened Species Strategy Action Plan – Priority Species

Funder: Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Environment Restoration Fund Threatened Species Strategy Action Plan – Priority Species grant program provides funding to undertake activities that will protect, enhance, rehabilitate, recover and/or restore priority species and their habitats.

The program reflects the Government’s efforts to protect and restore Australia’s threatened species through the Threatened Species Strategy‘s first Action Plan 2021 – 2026.

The objective of this program is to assist efforts to improve the trajectories of priority species.

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Environmental

Habitat Action Grants

Funder:  NSW – Primary Industries

Grant Background: The Habitat Action Grants are funded from the Recreational Fishing Trusts which direct revenue generated by the NSW Recreational Fishing Fee towards on-ground actions to improve fish habitat and recreational fishing in NSW.

Habitat rehabilitation projects which may be funded include:

  • removal or modification of barriers to fish passage
  • rehabilitation of riparian lands (river banks, wetlands, mangrove forests, saltmarsh)
  • re-snagging waterways with timber structure
  • removal of exotic vegetation from waterways and replace with native species
  • bank stabilisation works

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Agriculture
Agriculture, Environmental

National Soil Carbon Innovation Challenge – Feasibility Study Grants

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The National Soil Carbon Innovation Challenge: Feasibility Study Grants support successful applicants to conduct feasibility studies that demonstrate the technical viability and commercial potential of your soil carbon measurement solutions.

The objectives of the National Soil Carbon Innovation Challenge program are to:

  • fast-track the development of lower-cost, accurate technical approaches to enable land managers to quantify the impact of their land management activities on soil organic carbon
  • secure co-investment and foster partnerships that trial and deploy novel soil carbon measurement technological solutions.

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