ACT Natural Resource Management (NRM) currently administers two grants programs – ACT Environment Grants (an annual ACT Government funded program); and ACT Rural Grants (A Commonwealth funded program, dispersed through three competitive funding rounds, 2013-2018).
About the ACT Environment Grants
ACT Environment Grants (Grants) fund community projects that support environmental activities consistent with the ACT Government’s policies and priorities. They help strengthen participation and engagement in community led environmental initiatives.
2018-19 ACT Environment Grants
$192,460 has funded 11 projects under the 2018-19 ACT Environment Grants Program. This year’s grant recipients have a broad range of objectives from landscape restoration, biodiversity and native habitat enhancement, threatened species research and education of our indigenous heritage.
The following 11 projects received funding:
- Restoration of the Griffith Woodland - The Griffith Woodland Volunteer Group and Southern ACT Catchment Group $6,620
- Habitat connectivity in the Uriarra Creek Catchment - Southern ACT Catchment Group $6,590
- Wildlife dam restoration Urambi Hills Reserve - Urambi Hills Parkcare Group and Southern ACT Catchment Group $2,995
- Rehabilitation of natural temperate grasslands at Mugga Mugga Cottage - ACT Historic Places and Southern ACT Catchment Group $25,520
- Tidbinbilla River floodplain restoration - The Malloon Creek Institute and Southern ACT Catchment Group $30,350
- Protecting woodlands in Spring Station Creek Catchment - Southern ACT Catchment Group $37,800
- Vegwatch Monitoring Program supporting Citizen Science - Molonglo Catchment Group $5,500
- Monitoring Rosenberg’s Goanna - National Parks Association of the ACT $29,900
- Grasslands restoration in Ginninderra - Ginninderra Catchment Group $35,953
- Yarramundi Grasslands demonstration revegetation - Friends of Grasslands $3,012
- Jerrabomberra Wetlands billabong cultural trail - Woodlands Wetlands Trust $8,220
The ACT Government has introduced a new grant program for 2018/19 for eligible rural landholders to undertake drought resilience activities. Applications may be from individuals or groups of landholders.
- An updated list of current grant opportunities can be found at the Grants ACT website.
- Current relevant grants include Health and Community Wellbeing Grants and City and Territory Services Grants – which are targeted at community groups and non-government organisations.
- The Australian Government provides a very comprehensive grants information page for Australian Government Grants (as well as State and Territory grants).
- Landcare Australia also regularly promotes grant funding programs.
A number of others fund Landcare, sustainable agriculture, rural community development, Landcare and conservation, and include:
- the Foundation for Rural and Regional Development
- Ian Potter Foundation, including grants for environment and conservation funding
- the Myer Foundation’s Sustainability and Environment Fund:
- for more information about philanthropy go to the Philanthropy Australia website
- for resources for ‘grant seekers’ working in the environment sector Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network
- For other useful sources of information go to the Our Community Funding Centre website.