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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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Heritage

Australian Heritage Grants

Funder:  Federal – Department of Environment & Energy

Grant Background: Australian Heritage Grants will support projects that strengthen recognition, management, conservation and public engagement on/of places on Australia’s National Heritage List. A list of Australia’s National Heritage List places is included in appendix B of the grant opportunity guidelines.

Any place added to the National Heritage List prior to the program closing date will be considered a listed place and be eligible under the program.

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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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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

Conservation Grants

Funder:  NSW – Biodiversity Conservation Trust

Grant Background: The Biodiversity Conservation Trust’s (BCT) Conservation Partners Grants aim to assist BCT agreement holders to actively protect or improve the ecological value of their properties.

The following activities are supported:

  • Fencing—installation, repairs or replacement of wildlife-friendly conservation-related fencing (to control stock access)
  • Weed control
  • Introduced pest animal control
  • Supplementary planting, revegetation or vegetation enhancement
  • Habitat restoration—such as nest boxes, addition of ground layer including logs, rocks
  • Other maintenance—such as tracks or erosion control needed to maintain conservation value

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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)
  • landscape restoration and education (Victoria only)

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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Community, Heritage

Community Heritage Grants

Funder:  Federal – Department of Communication & Arts

Grant Background: The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.

The types of projects supported include

  • significance assessments of collections
  • preservation needs assessments of collections
  • conservation activities and collection management, and
  • training workshops.

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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)
  • landscape restoration and education (Victoria only)

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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Heritage

NSW State Heritage Register Emergency Works

Funder:  NSW – Department of Environment & Heritage

Grant Background: The NSW Government is committed to ensuring that our heritage is valued, protected, and enjoyed. The State Heritage Register is a list of places and objects of particular importance to the whole of NSW and enriches our understanding of our history and identity.

Emergency works funding is only for items listed on the State Heritage Register, or items with a current Interim Heritage Order, to protect and/or repair damage caused by unexpected events such as an extreme storm or accident.

Examples of eligible works:

  • Repair of damage to an item caused by a traffic accident, for example, a vehicle ran into and damaged a State Heritage Register listed property.
  • Short term protection, for example, propping and providing tarpaulins to protect a State Heritage Register listed building that has been damaged following an extreme storm. State Heritage Register Emergency Works Funding | Program Guidelines 8
  • Removal of an item causing damage, for example, removal of a tree or electrical wires that have fallen during a storm.
  • Temporary relocation of a movable item, for example, to move an archival or museum collection as its usual location has been inundated by flood waters. Continue reading “NSW State Heritage Register Emergency Works”
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Community, Heritage, Latest Grants

Community Heritage Grant

Funder:  NSW – Department of Environment & Heritage

Grant Background: The community heritage grants category focuses on enabling local councils and communities to identify, conserve, interpret and promote heritage. It includes similar activities to the Community Heritage Projects, Local Government Heritage Advisors, Local Heritage Places and Local Government Planning Studies streams that were run in the 2017-19 funding rounds.

Some activities in this grant stream are only available to local government organisations while others are open to a broader group of applicants. Funding is available towards:

Community and local government

  • Community Engagement Projects for celebration and promotion of heritage
  • Interpretation Projects for an item on the State Heritage Register

Local government only

  • Local Government Heritage Studies
  • Small Heritage Grants (devolved) Programs to conserve local heritage
  • Local Heritage Advisor Services

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