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).

Volunteers from Molonglo Catchment Group, Friends of Black Mountain, Mount Ainslie Weeders and Friends of Mount Majura Parkcare Group

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

Successful Projects






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.

ACT NRM administers the ACT Rural Grants program ($447,000, 2013-18). This supports ACT rural landholders to implement projects on their farms which achieve sustainable agriculture outcomes on-the-ground. Funded through the National Landcare Program (ACT Regional Delivery), rural grants are provided through three competitive funding rounds, and provide:

a) Natural Resource Management advice to assist landholders (individuals or groups) to take the leap from learning to doing, landholders can apply to engage a specialist (such as an agronomist) to do a ‘farm visit’ and develop an action plan to improve sustainable practices on their farms. Examples include: farm planning to improve grazing management and drought preparedness, and farm biosecurity plans. This is also supported by our partner - Greening Australia.

b) On-ground works - to increase the adoption of sustainable farming activities – up to $10,000 for individual landholders; up to $50,000 for groups of landholders.


Note: this grant funding has now been fully allocated and there will be no further competitive rounds offered under this program

ACT Government

Australian Government

Other Organisations

A number of others fund Landcare, sustainable agriculture, rural community development, Landcare and conservation, and include: