- Is your project about Australian flora and fauna conservation or threatened mammal conservation?
- Do you have partners?
- Is your project ready to go, and can you do it? Be sure before you apply.
- Grants are usually under $10,000, but can be bigger. Don’t put $10,000 in your total line and make your budget add up to this figure. We are nothing like a government agency and we want to see EXACTLY where you need help.
- Universities – you can apply for up to $5,000. But we don’t fund pure research, you must be partnering with an ‘on ground’ group and be able to show it. You must have a community partner. Please also note that we want all the grant to be used by the applicant, and no administration charge will be paid to the university.
- All grant recipients must fill in a final report on-line at the end of their project. The signed grant conditions letter is your written agreement to this. Please don’t apply unless you are willing to do this report. If you don’t report, you can’t apply again.
- If you’re not sure whether to apply, email. The Executive Director is more than happy to give advice before you make an effort to fill in the form.
What we fund:
- Projects that directly make positive changes to biodiversity conservation in Australia.
- Projects should have some short term outputs, but also have long term objectives and values.
- Projects that show the following: enthusiasm, collaboration, passion, innovation
- Projects that use citizen science
- Projects that are about community education relating to conservation
What we don’t fund (sorry):
- Art projects
- School projects
- Tree planting, fencing or pest plant or animal control
- Private property owners or farm projects
- Workshops alone, any workshops need to be a part of a larger project with an ‘action’ component
- Animal or wildlife refuges and their activities
- Invasive monitoring
- Gardens – bush food gardens, sensory gardens, vegie gardens, permaculture, chicken houses, water tanks, arboretums etc (particularly in kinders and schools) – we’re too small to fund all these projects around Australia so please don’t apply
- Pure academic research – academic applicants need to show how their research is directly linked to a community group doing conservation work. Research needs to be of benefit to those groups working on habitat or species conservation.
Feedback: Feedback to applicants on their unsuccessful applications cannot be given. We are very sorry if this is not helpful.