AUS: Community Conservation Grants

Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife invites grant applications for conservation projects. The purpose of our Community Conservation Grants is to assist in the protection of our native species, habitats, landscapes and cultural heritage.

Grants are available for both field projects and education programs that have a direct outcome for nature conservation in Australia. All proposals are evaluated by FNPW’s Projects Committee based on funding priorities, funds available and quality and quantity of projects submitted.

FNPW may support approved projects through untied funds that belong to FNPW, or it may choose to run a targeted public appeal or seek third party sponsorship for the project.

FNPW Community Conservation Grants aim to fund urgent and high priority projects in the following Focus Areas:

  • Land and Water – protection, restoration, rehabilitation and revegetation of degraded habitats to ensure their ability to sustain native species
  • Threatened Species – scientific research with tangible conservation outcomes and on-ground works to conserve Australia’s threatened species
  • Cultural Heritage – conserving and celebrating Australia’s cultural heritage as part of the gift we leave to future generations
  • Parks for People – improving National Park facilities for the enjoyment of all, to foster and encourage the appreciation of nature

Your project should:

  • identify specific needs and problems
  • outline objectives that meet identified needs or problems
  • be based on an achievable budget and timetable
  • be sustainable i.e. provide ongoing benefits rather than one-off events, and not require ongoing support for lengthy periods
  • provide opportunities and benefits to community
  • identify any other parties who have been approached for funding
  • provide demonstrable expertise and experience in project management and implementation
  • demonstrate sound financial management and administrative efficiency

Preference will be given to those projects which:

  • address a need/problem within one of the focus area
  • demonstrate tangible outcome(s) to meet the identified need/problem
  • create opportunities for community involvement and participation
  • create awareness in the community through media, education, displays etc
  • have benefits that extend beyond the life of the project
  • provide value for money
  • include project monitoring and evaluation
  • are realistic in scope

Applications for Community Conservation Grants are now open.

Key Criteria:

FNPW considers proposals for funding from:

  • federal and state National Park agencies
  • agencies working with National Park agencies to increase the amount of protected high conservation value land or for the benefit of Australia’s natural and cultural heritage
  • individuals
  • not for profit & for profit organisations with an ABN
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