ET – Environmental Education Grants 2017

The Environmental Education grants program is now open for Expressions of Interest. The closing date is 3pm Monday 10th April 2017.
The aim of the Environmental Education Grants Program is to support educational projects or programs that develop or widen the community’s knowledge of skills in, and commitment to, protecting the environment and promoting sustainable behaviour.
The Environmental Education application process has two stages: expression of interest, and then application by invitation only.
Click here to link to the Trust page for guidelines and application form.

Pest & Weed Drought Funding – LLS

Land managers in drought affected areas throughout NSW are encouraged to apply for up to $3 million through the 2015-2016 Pest and Weed Drought Funding program.
Based on the Australian Government’s priorities land managers in the Central Tablelands, Central West, Hunter, Murray, North Coast, North West, Northern Tablelands, Riverina and Western Local Land Services regions are encouraged to apply before 4 April 2016.
Funding will be used to:
– reduce grazing pressure from pest animals
– reduce stock losses from pest animals
– reduce the spread of weeds.
Individuals, groups and organisations are welcome to apply for funding, which will be allocated through a competitive assessment process.
Applications close on 4th April 2016.
Go to for more information, guidelines and application form.

Small grants for rural communities – Round 29

Opened:  21st December 2015

Closes: 24th March 2016

Grants available:  up to $5000 (projects undertaken between July 2016- July 2017).

The Small Grants for Rural Communities is a collaborative program administered by The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and funded by a number of private donors.

Not-for-profit community based organisations from communities in rural, regional and remote locations in Australia can apply for funds to support projects and activities that offer clear public benefit (are for a charitable purpose) and clearly address a need in the community in the areas of social and community welfare, economic, environmental, health, education and cultural development.

For more information click on the following link

Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation Grants 2015-2016

Opened: 10th August 2015

Closes: 18th September 2015
Grants available: Between $5000 and $100 000 (3 year projects)

This program funds projects run by community organisations and government entities that restore or rehabilitate degraded areas, or protect important ecosystems and habitats, prevent or minimise future environmental damage and enhance the quality of specific environmental resources. The program aims to improve the capacity of these communities and organisations to protect, restore and enhance the environment.

20 Million Trees Program -2nd Round

Money tree download20 Million Trees Program – 2nd Round

Opened: 7th August 2015
Closes: 16th September 2015 (2pm)
Grants available: Between $20 000 and $100 000

Projects must involve revegetation activities that establish native trees and associated native understorey species. Priority will be given to projects that support nationally listed threatened species and threatened ecological communities.Applications will be accepted from eligible individuals, landholders, community groups, Indigenous groups, non-government organisations and state, territory and local government agencies.  Projects may occur on public and private land.  Projects that incorporate a Green Army component will be favoured.
For further information and guidelines please click on the following link


Northern Rivers Small Project Grants

The NRCMA Small Grants Program will provide funding to assist landholders and the wider community to conserve and protect the natural environment and/or to improve the sustainability of farming and fishing entities and/or to build community capacity in NRM and/or to develop or update a NRM (Natural Resource Management) plan. This is part of implementing the NRCMA’s CAP2 priorities and targets as well as the Australian Government’s Caring for Our Country program and the New South Wales Government’s Catchment Action NSW targets.

Applications are being sought for projects and activities in the Northern Rivers CMA region. The following entities are welcome to apply:
–  Individuals
–  Farming and Fishing entities/enterprises
–  Landcare Groups
–  Dunecare groups
–  Friends-of organisations
–  Groups/organisations whose membership is predominantly made up of Indigenous
–  Australians or people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
–  Community volunteer groups such as Scouts, Lions Club, P&C

You can apply for projects for on ground NRM projects between the values of $2,000 and $10,000 (ex GST) and the development of individual property NRM Plans up to the value of $5,000 (ex GST).

What can you apply for?
1. On-ground works that will maintain or improve the condition of natural resources which include:  soils, biodiversity, rivers, estuaries, wetlands, and coastal and marine environments. For example, but not limited to: strategic weed control, revegetation and corridor enhancement, installation of fencing and off-stream watering points to protect waterways, public access management to assist with coastline protection, installation of fencing to strategically manage pasture, erosion and soil health repair works, pest animal control, capacity building activities such as displays, field days, workshops; improved fire management, trial innovative fishing/farming practices to improve NRM, development of and/or engagement of Aboriginal enterprises to support working and improving country, promoting NRM activities and projects.

2. NRM Plans developed or updated to guide effective NRM on ground work programs. For example, but not limited to:
Site Action Plans, River Reach Plans, Property Management Plans, Structural Works Plan, Coastal Management Plans, Sustainable Grazing Management Plans.

All projects must be completed by 31 May 2014. Applications by email are preferred:

Post: PO Box 594, GRAFTON NSW 2460

Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation Grants – closing 31 October 2013


Call for applications

The Trust is calling for applications to the Restoration and Rehabilitation program.  Applications open on 21 September and close on Thursday, 31 October 2013.

Aim of the program

The aim of the Restoration and Rehabilitation (R&R) program is to facilitate projects to prevent or reduce pollution, the waste stream or environmental degradation of any kind, run by community organisations and State and Local government organisations. Through these projects, we also aim to improve the capacity of communities and organisations to protect, restore and enhance the environment.


The objectives of the Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation program are:

–        to restore degraded environmental resources, including rare and endangered ecosystems

–        to protect important ecosystems and habitats of rare and endangered flora and fauna

–        to prevent or minimise future environmental damage

–        to enhance the quality of specific environmental resources

–        to improve the capacity of eligible organisations to protect, restore and enhance the environment

–        to undertake resource recovery and waste avoidance projects and to prevent and/or reduce pollution.

For guidelines and application forms, go to: