Box Gum Grassy Woodland funding (Riverina Local Land Services)
This program will assist landholders looking to protect and improve Box Gum Grassy Woodland on their property, through knowledge sharing, and financial assistance to undertake fencing, revegetation, cool burning, weed control, and additions to habitat features such as nest boxes.
Community Grants Program (Alinta Energy)
Close 17 September
Grants of up to $20,000 are available for projects that will have a positive impact on either social disadvantage or environmental sustainability. Projects should be completed within 12 months, and must be located within Alinta Energy's area of operations.
Habitat Action Grants (NSW Department of Primary Industries)
Close 29 September
Grants of up to $40,000 are available for 12-month projects that rehabilitate fish habitats. Activities may include: removal or modification of barriers to fish passage; rehabilitation of riparian lands; re-snagging waterways with timber structures; removal of exotic vegetation and replacement ith native species; and bank stabilisation works.
Community Partnerships Program (Transgrid)
Close 30 September
Not-for-profit and community groups are invited to apply for grants of between $500 and $5,000 to undertake projects in areas local to Transgrid assets or construction. Projects should provide a lasting and tangible benefit to the community, and should be completed within six months.
Small Environmental Grant Scheme (Wettenhall Trust)
Applications OPEN 1 October
Grants of up to approximately $10,000 are available to support projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment, in land, sea or air, rural or urban. Projects should be focused on flora and fauna conservation or threatened mammal conservation, and should involve: monitoring, recording and sharing data; delivering community education; providing community capacity building; or research and science.
Cultural Grants program (Aboriginal Affairs NSW)
Close 9 October (but grants are assessed in the order they're received)
Grants of between $500 and $20,000 are available for 12-month projects that celebrate Aboriginal culture. The program aims to support Aboriginal communities to strengthen, protect, and maintain Aboriginal culture; support Aboriginal cultural events and activities; contribute to Aboriginal community wellbeing through Aboriginal culture and community connection; and facilitate sharing of Aboriginal cultural knowledge and skills between generations.
NSW Women's Week Grants (NSW Government)
This program provides grants of between $5,000 and $10,000 for organisations to deliver events and activities during NSW Women's Week (4 to 10 March 2024). Activities must align with at least one of the pillar priorities: Economic opportunity and advancement; Health and wellbeing; and Participation and empowerment.
Support Plantation Establishment program (Australian Government)
Rounds close 25 October & 24 January 2024
This program requires grantees to establish a new long-rotation plantation forest in Australia of at least 20 hectares; provide a Plantation Management Plan (PMP) endorsed by a suitably qualified forestry professional; and manage the plantation forest according to the PMP. Applicants must provide a co-contribution at least equal to the grant amount awarded; this can be through the value of the land the new plantation will be established on. Grants will be $2,000 per hectare of new plantation established, with grant amounts starting at $40,000; there is no maximum grant amount. Projects can run for between 1 and 4 years.
Inland Rail Sponsorships (Australian Rail Track Corporation)
Close 31 October
Community groups are invited to submit applications to fund an activity, event or project that will benefit your local community. Funding of between $1,000 and $4,000 is available for individuals and organisations in regional areas along the Inland Rail route that contribute to local and regional prosperity, well-being and sustainability.
Community Grants Program (Responsible Wood)
Applications close 3 November
Grants of between $2,000 and $15,000 are available for forest-based projects that suit both communities and the forests' needs. Projects may include: construction or upgrade of recreational facilities, interpretive signage, habitat improvement, forest based art installations and other events.
RAS Foundation Community Futures Grant (Royal Agricultural Society of NSW)
Applications close 30 November
Grants of up to $25,000 are available for community projects that deliver strong community benefits and result in enhanced economic and social outcomes for your community. Projects that involve collaboration between people in your town and deliver sustained and broad community benefits will be highly regarded.
Strengthening Rural Communities grants (Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal)
Close 4 December
Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots initiatives that benefit local communities. Under the ‘Small & Vital’ stream, grants of up to $10,000 are available for communities with fewer than 15,000 people. Under the ‘Prepare & Recover’ stream, grants of up to $25,000 are available for communities affected by the 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires. Under the ‘Rebuilding Regional Communities’ stream, grants of up to $10,000 are available for projects that enhance the recovery from Covid-19 and foster more resilient regional communities.
Securing the Black Falcon in the Riverina (Riverina Local Land Services)
This project aims to encourage breeding and expand the Black Falcon population in the Riverina priority area, by protecting and enhancing native active nest sites, and establishing new artificial nesting sites. Landholders who have seen Black Falcons in the local area, and have areas of potential habitat for nesting are encouraged to apply for funding support.