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Bushfire Recovery for Wildlife and Habitat Community Grants Program


The Bushfire Recovery for Wildlife and Habitat Community Grants Program supports local community groups to deliver bushfire recovery activities for native flora and fauna supporting broader long-term recovery and resilience.

Closed

What do you get?

Grants from $5,000 to $150,000

Who is this for?

Community and environment groups, Traditional Owners, Indigenous Organisations and Indigenous businesses.

Overview


The objectives of this grant opportunity are to encourage recovery efforts in areas affected by the 2019-20 bushfires by:

  • supporting recovery of native flora and fauna
  • involving local communities, community groups and Traditional Owners, in delivering bushfire recovery activities for native flora and fauna.

The program is confined to bushfire-affected areas within the eastern and southern part of Australia affected by the 2019-20 bushfires, or adjacent to an affected area.

There is $10 million available for this grant opportunity.

The minimum grant is $5,000 and the maximum grant is $150,000.

You must complete your project by 1 April 2022.

Eligibility


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must have an Australian business number (ABN) and be one of the following entities:

  • an incorporated and not-for-profit organisation including but not limited to
    • community associations including community and environment groups
    • non-distributing co-operatives
    • companies limited by guarantee
  • Traditional Owners, Indigenous Organisations or an Indigenous Enterprise, evidenced through providing an Indigenous Corporations Number (ICN). If you don’t have an ICN, you may provide a statutory declaration stating that your organisation is at least 51 per cent owned or controlled by Indigenous persons
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
  • a Regional Land Partnerships service provider acting as a project lead in a joint application to enable an individual, partnership or community group to undertake their project (see section 7.2 of the grant opportunity guidelines)
  • a local governing body as defined by the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995

Joint applications are acceptable, provided you have a lead organisation who is the main driver of the project and is eligible to apply.

Applying


How do you apply?

The Bushfire Recovery for Wildlife and Habitat Community Grants is currently closed to applications.

Need help?

  • Contact us for help with your application or to find out more.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Key documents


Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample application form

Sample grant agreement

Mapping tool user guide