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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Environmental

Bushfire Recovery for Wildlife and Habitat Community Grants Program

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Bushfire Recovery for Wildlife and Habitat Community Grants Program aims to encourage recovery efforts in areas affected by the 2019-20 bushfires by:

  • supporting recovery of native flora and fauna
  • involving local communities, community groups and Traditional Owners, in delivering bushfire recovery activities for native flora and fauna.

The program is confined to bushfire-affected areas within the eastern and southern part of Australia affected by the 2019-20 bushfires, or adjacent to an affected area.

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Agriculture, Environmental

Fish Friendly Irrigation Screens

Funder:  NSW – Central Tablelands Local Land Services

Grant Background: Irrigators seeking to install diversion screening technology on irrigation pumps along the Upper Macquarie River system are encouraged to register an Expression of Interest for subsidies.

The Upper Macquarie River system provides habitat to a variety of native freshwater fish and other aquatic species, some of which are listed as threatened. Significant numbers of native fish are caught up every year in water extraction pumps along our rivers. These unnecessary losses can be reduced with the installation of fish friendly screens.

Landholders can apply for funding towards the installation of a fish screen to an existing pump site.

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Agriculture, Environmental

Weeds In Bushfire Recovery

Funder:  NSW – Central Tablelands Local Land Services

Grant Background: The Weeds in Bushfire Recovery project provides on-ground incentives to private and public landholders in areas within the Central Tablelands impacted by the 2019 – 2020 bushfires for the mitigation and control of weeds.

Central Tablelands landholders can apply for financial support for work involving both environmental weeds and/or weeds in production areas such as pastures.

All proposed works need to demonstrate a strategic or targeted approach that contributes to weed management and control in the longer term.

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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

National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants Round 4

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: 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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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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