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.
2019-20 ACT Environment Grants
ACT Environment Grants (the Grants) fund community-based projects that support on-ground implementation of the ACT Nature Conservation Strategy 2013-23.
The Grants have been funded annually by the ACT Government since 1997.
Applications for the 2019-20 ACT Environment Grants round have closed.
- Innovative Chemical Free Weed Control for the ACT - Southern ACT Catchment Group
- Monitoring Rosenberg's Monitor - A Threatened Species in the ACT - National Parks Association of the ACT
- The Ecology and Movement of ACT's Adult Female Little Eagle - ACT Red Hill Regenerators
- Bringing Biodiversity Back to Canberra Suburbs - Molonglo Catchment Group
- Urambi-Amberley Connectivity Corridor and Pink Tail Worm Lizard Habitat Improvement - Southern ACT Catchment Group
- Woodland Habitat Enhancement on Bold Hill - Molonglo Catchment Group
- Piney Creek Restoration and Woodland Connections - Molonglo Catchment Group
- Cultural Resource Garden Beds - Greening Australia Capital Region
- Mt Pleasant Reserve- Restoration of Box-Gum Woodland Area Weed Control and Revegetation - Molonglo Catchment Group
- Protecting Pink Tailed worm Lizard Habitat on Mount Taylor - Southern ACT Catchment Group
- Hughes Garran Woodland Biodiversity Improvement - Southern ACT Catchment Group
- Yerrabi Pond Nesting Boxes - Giralang Kaleen Men’s Shed
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.