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					Natural Resource Management
       Grants Summary
                              March 2006
                           General ....................................................... 1
                           Adverse events .......................................... 5
                           Energy conservation and greenhouse ..... 6
                           Environmental Education .......................... 7
                           Invasive Species ........................................ 8
                           Marine and Coasts ................................... 10
                           Primary Production and fishing .............. 11
                           Public places ............................................ 13
                           Water and energy efficiency ................... 14
                           Other ......................................................... 15
                           Foundations and lower amounts ............ 17

Prepared by Charlie Hewitt, Coastcare Facilitator, Sydney Metro and Hawkesbury Nepean CMA’s
    This summary is not an official representation of any of the funding programs included.
     All care but no responsibility is taken for the content and coverage of this summary.

.For more information contact your local Catchment Management Authority – http://www.cma.nsw.gov.au
Due date         Name (and source)            Eligibility          Description                                                                       More info

General
Expressions      Environmental Research       Local Govt           Expression of interest process precedes applications                              Tel: 8837 6093
of Interest      Program
                                              State Govt           Grants up to $250,000 (major) or $100,000 (minor) for projects that               http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/grants/
called 14 May
                 Environmental Trust (DEC)                                                                                                           research.htm
2006                                          ROC‘s                 generate new knowledge or information to facilitate local solutions to
Closes 10                                     Universities             environmental problems
June                                          Incorporated          discover new methods of operation for NSW industries that are less harmful to
                                              associations             the environment
                                              Comm. groups          provide knowledge about general environmental problems
                                              Limited companies     assess environmental degradation.
                                              Cooperatives         Each year has a particular focus – see website.


EOI‘s for        Forging Partnerships                              Funding for projects that involve a wide range of stakeholders throughout         http://www.nrac.nsw.gov.au/projec
Round 2 close    Program                                           development and delivery and provide                                              ts.html
24 Mar 2006
                 (Natural Resources                                 demonstration and innovative projects
                 Advisory Council and NSW
                 Govt)                                              development of joint partnerships                                               Tel: 9228 6533
                                                                    educational activities and forums
                                                                    hands-on learning experiences and
                                                                    capacity building to improve natural resource management (NRM).

Feb 2005         Tourism and                  Private sector       (Based on previous round)                                                         http://www.industry.gov.au/content
                 Conservation                                                                                                                        /itrinternet/cmscontent.cfm?objecti
Expected                                      Industry             The Tourism and Conservation Partnerships are intended to
                 Partnerships                                                                                                                        d=86473DF7-65BF-4956-
approx same                                   Associations
                                                                        increase nature-based tourism commercial ventures by developing products    B6D70E9AC47F782D&indexPage
time next        Aust Govt Dept of Industry
                                              Regional                   that involve native flora, fauna or landscapes; and                         s=/content/azindex.cfm,/content/a
year.            Tourism and Resources
                                              development or                                                                                         zindex.cfm?keyword=environment
                                              tourism org‘s             increase the tourism industry‘s direct contribution to biodiversity and
                                                                         conservation.                                                               info.tourism@industry.gov.au
                                              Non-profit org‘s
                                                                   Two streams of funding;                                                           6213 7029
                                              Indigenous org‘s
                                                                   Around $20,000-$70,000 for feasibility studies
                                              Local Govt where
                                              there is a clear     Up to $300,000 for implementation of pilot projects
                                              partnership with
                                              commercial tourism
                                              sector

Expected after   Urban sustainability         Local Govt           $80 million over five years for local government to work in partnership with      Tel: 8837 6093
June 2006        Grants                                            business and the community to address priority urban environmental issues and
                                                                                                                                                     http://www.environment.nsw.gov.a
                                                                   harvest stormwater. No further details yet – see website.
                 Environmental Trust (DEC)                                                                                                           u/education/ccerp.htm

 NRM Grants Summary March 2006                                                                                                                                            Page 1 of 20
Due date       Name (and source)           Eligibility           Description                                                                          More info

Round 8        Envirofund                   An incorporated     Funding up to $50,000 for projects such as                                           www.nht.gov.au/envirofund
applications                                 association
               Natural Heritage Trust                             Native veg planting
due 28 April
               (Community Funding)          A body corporate
2006                                                              Fencing and stock control
                                            A company
                                                                  Weed control on public land (if strong biodiversity conservation benefit)
                                            A trust
                                                                  Feral animal control to protect threatened species and ecological communities
                                            A partnership         (within a TAP framework)
                                            An individual        Awareness raising that leads directly to on-round conservation benefits
                                           Unincorporated         Demonstrations/trails of new resource use methods (i.e. farming, fishing and
                                           groups will need an     forestry)
                                           incorporated
                                                                  Monitoring of WQ, species, habitats etc. for clear biodiversity and NRM benefits
                                           ―sponsor‖
                                           Local Govt can         Education and training for NRM objectives
                                           develop projects       Building capacity to engage indigenous communities
                                           with eligible
                                           candidates             Protecting indigenous cultural heritage if there is significant biodiversity
                                                                   conservation benefits


Expected to    Restoration and             Local Govt            Grants between $5,000 and $100,000 for projects that                                 http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/grants/
open mid       Rehabilitation Program                                                                                                                 restoration.html
March 2006
                                           State Govt             restore degraded environmental resources, including rare and endangered
               Environmental Trust (DEC)                           ecosystems
                                           ROC‘s
Closes 1-2
months after                               Universities           protect important ecosystems and habitats of rare and endangered flora and
                                                                   fauna
                                           Incorporated
                                           associations           prevent or minimise future environmental damage
                                           Comm. groups           enhance the quality of specific environmental resources.
                                           Limited companies
                                           Cooperatives




Contact for    Tide to Table               Comm. Groups          Small projects to improve fish habitat and water quality primarily in the Sydney     Tel: 9660 2262
more info      OceanWatch Australia and    Local Govt            Metropolitan region. Extension in 2006 to Hunter Central Rivers CMA, Hawksbury       Tide to Table- program manager.
               National Landcare                                 Nepean CMA and other coastal locations. Projects that address problems with:
               Program                                              Wetlands
                                                                    Fish passage and water quality
                                                                    River vegetation and in-stream structures




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Due date         Name (and source)            Eligibility           Description                                                                          More info

Round 2          The National Market          Anyone in a NAP       Selection Criteria                                                                   http://napswq.gov.au/mbi/round2/i
EOI‘s (1,000     Based Instruments Pilot      region, see                                                                                                ndex.html
                                                                    (a) Address salinity, water quality and/or biodiversity issues and focus on NAP
words) due by    Program
                                              http://napswq.gov.a   regions.
31 March
                 National Action Plan for     u/priority-
2006                                                                (b) Address priority knowledge gaps in the design and application of MBIs
                 Salinity and Water Quality   regions.html
                                                                    revealed through the operation of Round 1, as identified in the Independent
                 (NAP)
                                                                    Evaluation Report and the Overview Report of the MBI Working Group;
                                                                    (c) Be conceptually robust – well-grounded in economic principles and supported
                                                                    by good quality biophysical information;
                                                                    (d) Engage relevant agents, such as regional groups, Catchment Management
                                                                    Authorities and landholders;
                                                                    (e) Involve partners with the experience, skills and knowledge necessary to
                                                                    undertake the project;
                                                                    (f) Incorporate appropriate strategies for evaluation; and
                                                                    (g) Learnings should be relevant to all Australian jurisdictions


Call for Round   Threatened Species           Incorporated          Funding up to $50,000. Project work may include                                      Alison Colyer
9 applications   Network (TSN)                community-based        Enhancing, restoring or establishing key habitat                                   Phone: 02 8202 1222
expected in      Community Grants             organisations
April 2006                                    (unincorporated        Mitigating threats where long-term maintenance is likely                           tsnnsw@wwf.org.au
                 Natural Heritage Trust
                                              groups need State      Establishing population monitoring programs
                 (Community Funding) and
                                              or Local Govt          Managing visitor access
                 WWF-Australia
                                              sponsorship)
                                                                     Sign posting
                                              Local Govt can
                                              develop projects       Establishing conservation management agreements for key sites on private
                                              with eligible           land
                                              candidates.            Propagating and planting threatened plant species
                                                                     Managing for fire
                                                                     Fencing or other management techniques to protect habitat
                                                                    Project applications must be discussed with state TSN Coordinator before being
                                                                    lodged.

Any time         National Competitive         Private sector        Around $3 million per year nationally with priority given to projects that:          www.nht.gov.au/ncc
                 Component                    research org‘s
                                                                     generate and apply better science and/or methodologies to achieve regional
                 Natural Heritage Trust       Environmental           NRM targets
Proposals
                 (National Funding)           NGO‘s
submitted to                                                         enhance the NRM decision making tools used at a regional level
NHT Advisory                                  Community groups
Committee                                                            increase community involvement
                                              Industry bodies;
                                              Universities and       develop tools that enable regional bodies to more effectively report outcomes to
                                              CRC‘s                   Governments.


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Due date         Name (and source)              Eligibility            Description                                                                              More info

Any time         State-wide Funding             CMA‘s                  Funding for projects has ranged between $33,000 and $290,000. Priority will be           Contact your Catchment
                                                                       given to projects that:                                                                  Management Authority
Proposals        Natural Heritage Trust         NGO‘s
submitted to     (National Funding)
                                                State Agencies          are efficiently and effectively implemented at a state/territory level                 www.cma.nsw.gov.au
NSW Joint
Steering                                                                incorporate a high level of co-ordination and joint investment across a number
Committee                                                                of regions withinthe state/territory
                                                                        are too broad to be effectively managed by an individual region
                                                                        are related to institutional reform, particularly land use and planning
                                                                        will benefit all participating regions.

Late 2006        Regional Competitive           CMA‘s only             Around $20 million nationally until 2007-08                                              www.nht.gov.au/rcc
                 Component
                                                All stakeholders are   Intended to support higher-cost, larger scale, multi-regional or cross-jurisdictional,   Contact your Catchment
                 Natural Heritage Trust         able to work with      multi-year projects, eg. Bitou TAP implementation.                                       Management Authority
                 (Regional Funding) and         the CMA to direct
                                                                       Projects should address one of the following priority areas:                             www.cma.nsw.gov.au
                 NAP                            investment
                                                                       • threatened species (individual species or collective)
                                                                       • coastal zone and the marine environment
                                                                       • Ramsar wetlands and their catchments
                                                                       • feral pests
                                                                       • sustainable production
                                                                       • Indigenous engagement.

Investment       Regional Allocations           CMA‘s only             Funding for the implementation of Catchment Action Plans.                                Contact your Catchment
strategy                                                                                                                                                        Management Authority
                 (i.e. funding for Three Year   All stakeholders are   The 3YIS is ―rolling‖ in that it is developed each year with 100% of the year 1
reviewed by
                 Investment Strategy)           able to work with      budget contracted to projects, 70% for year 2, and 50% for year 3. This round,           www.cma.nsw.gov.au
CMA each
                                                the CMA to direct      however, the commonwealth has requested that the Sydney Metro CMA fully
year             Natural Heritage Trust
                                                investment             allocate year 2.
                 (Regional Funding) and
                 NAP                                                   Commonwealth funding matched by State Govt. in cash or in-kind.

Not clear.       Strategic Reserve              All stakeholders are   Individual projects should be around $400,000. Annual budget allocated as a              Contact your Catchment
                 Component                      able to propose a      proportion of Regional Funding (05/06 budget likely to be around 15% or $6               Management Authority
Next round
                                                project via CMA‘s      million).
possibly near    Natural Heritage Trust                                                                                                                         www.cma.nsw.gov.au
end of           (Regional Funding)                                    Allocation process unclear, although it appears that CMA‘s develop proposals for
financial year                                                         projects that are then selected by Commonwealth Govt. Projects may be
05-06.                                                                 approved if they
                                                                        Meet State/Commonwealth priorities that CMA‘s are unable to meet under
                                                                         standard funding
                                                                        Address emergency priorities
                                                                        Are high cost and big return ventures


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Due date         Name (and source)        Eligibility          Description                                                                         More info

Adverse events
Expected April   Floodplain Management    Local Govt           The State Government provides around $8 million in funding to match Regional        Harry Panagopoulos
2006             Program                                       Flood Mitigation Program funding (also listed in this document) and through the
                                                                                                                                                   Tel: 9895 5045
                                                               State Assisted Flood program. The State Assisted flood program provides
                 Dept of Nat Resources
                                                               funding on a 2:1 (State: Local) basis for the development and implementation of
                                                               floodplain risk management plans. Grants are annual on a financial year basis.
                                                               This program is focussed on managing flood risk.


Next round       Regional Flood           Local Govt           A range of funding arrangements for cost sharing between Aust Govt, State Govt      http://www.dotars.gov.au/regional/
expected to      Mitigation Program                            and proponents. Maximum share from Aust Govt is one third of project. Projects      rfmp/guidelines
                                          State agencies       can include
open Oct
                 Dept. of Transport and
2006 and                                  CMA‘s                 Flood modification measures                 Property modification measures
                 Regional Services
close Feb                                 River trusts                  flood control dams                         voluntary purchase            Brian Dooley
2007                                                                    retarding basins                           house raising                 Phone: 4224 9605
                                          Comm. groups
                                                                        levees                                     flood proofing buildings
                                                                                                                                                   brian.dooley@dipnr.nsw.gov.au
                                          Inner metropolitan            bypass floodways                           flood access provisions
                                          areas are not
                                                                        channel improvements               Response modification measures
                                          eligible for this
                                                                                                                    community awareness
                                          funding
                                                                                                                    flood warning systems


Next round       Natural Disaster         Local Govt           A range of funding arrangements for cost sharing between Aust Govt, State Govt      http://www.dotars.gov.au/localgovt
expected to      Mitigation Program                            and proponents. Maximum share from Aust Govt is one third of project. Projects      /naturaldisasters
                                          Indigenous           can include
open Oct
                 Dept. of Transport and   Community                                                                                                Andrew Fraser
2006 and
                 Regional Services        Councils                natural disaster risk management studies;                                       Phone: 8247 5911
close Feb
2007                                      Remote                  disaster mitigation strategies;
                                          communities             investment in disaster resilient public infrastructure;                         Fax: 9252 9168
                                                                  structural works to protect against damage;                                     andrew.fraser@oes.nsw.gov.au
                                          State services
                                                                  disaster warning systems;
                                                                  community awareness and readiness measures;
                                                                  audits of levees and warning systems;
                                                                  disaster and mitigation related research of public benefits;
                                                                  development of nationally consistent data collection and analysis;
                                                                  development of nationally consistent post-disaster evaluations;
                                                                  Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based hazard and flood data for disaster
                                                                   mitigation purposes; and
                                                                land and building purchase schemes in high-risk areas.




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Due date       Name (and source)        Eligibility          Description                                                                              More info

Expected to    Bushfire Mitigation      Local Govt           Eligible projects may include:                                                           http://www.dotars.gov.au/localgovt
open March     Program                                                                                                                                /bmp
                                        Indigenous                   construction of a fire trail in an area identified as needing to be
2006 and
               Dept. of Transport and   community councils            accessible for fire suppression and/or mitigation purposes;                     NSW Rural Fire Service
close Aug
               Regional Services
2006                                    Unincorporated               maintenance of existing fire trails where there is a demonstrated need for      8741 5436
                                        remote                        access for fire suppression and/or mitigation purposes;
                                        communities;
                                                                     construction and maintenance activities may include upgrading the road
                                        State Government              surface and/or vehicle carrying capacity of existing trails, the restoration
                                        agencies, where               of damaged/degraded trails to a more utilisable condition, works on turn-
                                        that agency is the            out bays on fire trails and provision and upgrade of water points on trails;
                                        relevant                      and
                                        responsible agency
                                                                     associated accessibility measures such as erection of signage to identify
                                                                      fire trails, mapping, access fencing and gates.




As needed      Environmental Trust      Body conducting      Up to $250,000 for emergency clean-up when unclear responsibility means                  Tel: 8837 6093
               Emergency Pollution      clean-up             immediate action unable to be taken and will lead to environmental damage.
                                                                                                                                                      http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/grants/
               Clean-up Program                              Grant must be repaid upon establishing responsibility.
                                                                                                                                                      cleanup




Energy conservation and greenhouse
Ongoing        Alternative Fuels        Local Govt           The AFCP provides grants of up to 50% of the eligible costs to vehicle owners to         http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/tra
               Conversion Program                            purchase LPG or NG vehicles or convert or upgrade existing vehicles.                     nsport/afcp
                                        State Govt
               Aust Greenhouse Office                        Eligible vehicles include buses or other commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle
                                        Industry
                                                             mass greater than 3.5 tonnes. They must operate on NG or LPG, or on a
                                                                                                                                                      Tel: 6274 1888
                                                             combination of either of these with conventional fuel. The AFCP provides funds of
                                                             up to 50 per cent of:
                                                              the difference between the purchase price of new NG or LPG fuelled vehicles
                                                              and their conventionally fuelled equivalents; or
                                                              the cost of converting conventionally fuelled vehicles to operate fully or partly on
                                                              NG or LPG; or
                                                              the cost of upgrading the fuel systems of vehicles already operating on NG or
                                                              LPG.
                                                             In all cases a minimum of 5% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (principally
                                                             CO2, N20 and CH4) needs to be demonstrated and the engine must continue to
                                                             meet noxious emission limits under the relevant Australian Design Rule.




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Due date         Name (and source)           Eligibility           Description                                                                           More info

Expected late    Climate Action Grant        Local Govt            Funding of up to $250,000 for two project streams                                     Amoi Salakas
2006
                 (NSW Greenhouse Office)     Private Sector Orgs   Technology Action Grants: projects that                                               Tel: 8837 6052
                                             Businesses             Progress advances in greenhouse abatement technologies or technologies that
                                             Community Groups        assist adaptation to climate change impacts in NSW
                                             and non-profit orgs    Support the development of products, processes, practices and programs which
                                             Individuals             minimise greenhouse emissions and assist adaptation to climate change
                                                                     impacts in the waste forestry agriculture industry processes or land use sectors
                                                                   Community Action Grants: projects that
                                                                    Increase the capacity of NSW industry, business, government of community to
                                                                     reduce greenhouse emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change in
                                                                     NSW
                                                                    Support the development of products, processes, practices and programs which
                                                                     minimise greenhouse emissions and assist adaptation to climate change
                                                                     impacts in the waste forestry agriculture industry processes or land use sectors.
                                                                     This can include education and awareness raining adaptation planning and
                                                                     implementation of tools

Call for EOI‖s   Energy Saving Fund          Businesses            Preference will be given to projects which:                                           fundsmanager@deus.nsw.gov.au
expected
                 (DEUS)                      Local Govt             have a high degree of certainty in delivering savings                               Tel: 8281 7417
early 2006
                                             Govt agencies          are repeatable and/or will lead to sustained changes in energy consumption
                                             Organisations           behaviours and investment choices, without additional expenditures by the Fund

                                             Community groups       commit to provision of additional funds and other forms of collaboration
                                                                    lead to benefits in addition to saving energy, including water savings
                                                                    coordinate with and complement, rather than duplicate, other programs and
                                                                     policies
                                                                    demonstrate or trial innovative new technologies or practices.

Environmental Education
Applications     Eco-Schools Program         Schools               Approximately 60 grants of $2,500 each for initiatives that may include               Tel: 8837 6093
open 21 May
2005
                 Environmental Trust (DEC)                          conservation of natural resources                                                   http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/grants/
                                                                                                                                                         schools
Closes 1 July                                                       environmental monitoring programs
                                                                    energy management
                                                                    water management
                                                                    litter reduction and waste minimisation
                                                                    setting up environment clubs
                                                                    developing school grounds as resources for learning.

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Due date        Name (and source)           Eligibility          Description                                                                            More info

Expressions     Environmental               Local Govt           Expression of interest process precedes applications                                   Tel: 8837 6093
of Interest     Education Program
                                            State Govt           Grants between $5,000 and $100,000 for projects that                                   http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/grants/
called on 14
                Environmental Trust (DEC)                                                                                                               education
May 2005                                    ROC‘s                 to help attain one or more of the outcomes in the NSW Government‘s
Closes 10                                   Universities             Environmental Education Plan Learning for Sustainability
June                                        Incorporated          to facilitate changes in behaviour of individuals and groups that affects specific
                                            associations             environmental problems
                                            Comm. groups          to develop and promote education projects that improve the environment.
                                            Limited companies
                                            Cooperatives


Call for        Commonwealth                Local Govt           Funds generally between $3,000 and $45,000 (although more available                    http://www.deh.gov.au/education/p
applications    Environmental                                    depending on merit).                                                                   rograms
                                            State Govt
likely around   Education Grants
                                                                 Projects should contribute to the priority areas identified by the National            Environmental Education Section
Sept/Oct 2006   Program                     NGO‘s
                                                                 Environmental Education Council, including:                                            (02) 6274 1290
Applications    Dept. of Environment and    educational
expected to     Heritage                    institutions          develop strategies to assist in the incorporation of ecologically sustainable
close Jan                                                            development principles into teaching programs and campus activities;
                                            community groups
2006                                                              encourage business and industry to develop practices consistent with
                                                                     ecologically sustainable development;
                                                                  develop resources and consistent approaches to environmental education in the
                                                                     community that reflect sound environmental knowledge and practice.




Invasive Species
Applications    Local Coordination and      Local Govt           Local Control authorities may be eligible for assistance up to a dollar for each       http://www.agric.nsw.gov.au/reade
due 1 May       Weed Control                                     dollar contributed for their weed control coordination program. The maximum level      r/weeds-reporting
                                            Noxious Weed
2006                                                             of assistance is determined by the Council‘s benchmark.
                NSW DPI                     County Councils
                                                                 Activities funded include:
                                            Joint Weed Control                                                                                          Contact details for regional
                                            Authorities               salary and training of weed control coordinator                                  coordinators on website
                                                                      surveys
                                                                      planning strategic programs and integration with regional programs
                                                                      education/extension and publicity
                                                                      implement functions under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993




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Due date        Name (and source)       Eligibility            Description                                                                           More info

Applications    State Priority Weed     Local Govt             Funds may be available under certain circumstances to individual agencies where       http://www.agric.nsw.gov.au/reade
due 1 May       Projects                                       a group application is not an option and the actions proposed are deemed by           r/weeds-reporting
2006                                                           NWAC to be of high priority to Noxious Weed Control in NSW. Priority given to
                NSW DPI
                                                               projects which:
                                                                                                                                                     Contact details for regional
                                                                  prevent weeds from establishing in NW or spreading to un-infested regions
                                                                                                                                                     coordinators on website
                                                                  if the weed was recently identified and authorities have not yet had an
                                                                   opportunity to develop a regional plan
                                                                  include substantial contributions from LCA‘s
                                                                  Funds are provided for 1 year on a dollar for dollar basis.




Applications    Regional Weeds Plans    Local Govt and         Funds available to groups of Local Control Authorities (LCA‘s) through a group        http://www.agric.nsw.gov.au/reade
due 1 May       and Group Funding       DEC NPWS though        project grant application. Funds are provided to implement approved Regional          r/weeds-reporting
2006                                    Regional Weeds         Weeds Plans. Applications must involve at least 3 appropriate LCA‘s and are
                NSW DPI
                                        Committees             provided on a dollar for dollar basis.




R & D Round     Defeating the Weed      Aimed primarily at     Strategic on-ground control and eradication at a regional level, research into cost   John Thorp
expected        Menace                  CMA‘s, however,        effective management techniques and bio-controls for key target weeds, and            National Weeds Mgt Facilitator
March 2006                              Local Govt is          awareness raising campaigns. Cross-regional projects should:                          Tel: (03) 6344 9657
                Australian Government
                                        encouraged to                                                                                                jthorp@jta.com.au
Cross-          Defeating the weed                              deal with national priority weeds, including WoNS, ‗National Environmental Alert
                                        contact the relevant
regional and    menace fund                                      List‘ and priority sleeper weeds;
                                        WONS coordinator
National
Project Round
                                        and register local      be strategic, for example, prevent the spread of weeds through catchments, or       WONS Coordinators
expected
                                        needs that may           remove ‗outlier‘ weed areas;                                                        http://nrm.gov.au/contacts/weeds.
                                        combine to indicate
October 2006                                                    result in sustained benefits across a number of NRM regions;                        html
                                        a regional/cross-
                                        regional need.          be consistent with regional plans (i.e. CAP‘s) and investment strategies
                                                                 approved under the NHT;                                                             http://www.daff.gov.au/defeatingw
                                                                address causes rather than symptoms; and                                            eeds

                                                                consider on-going arrangements to ensure weed problems do not recur.




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Due date         Name (and source)         Eligibility          Description                                                                             More info

Possibly early   National Feral Animal     Local Govt           Projects are generally in the range $10,000-$100,000pa, and up to two years             http://www.daff.gov.au/content/out
2007             Control Programme                              duration. Successful projects will require significant in-kind and cash contributions   put.cfm?ObjectID=D2C48F86-
                                           State agencies
                 (NFACP)                                        from the proponent and third parties. Support for:                                      BA1A-11A1-
                                           Incorporated                                                                                                 A2200060B0A06278&contType=o
                 Natural Heritage Trust
                                           community groups      Developing effective, economic and humane control techniques.
                                                                                                                                                        utputs
                                           Universities          Developing monitoring techniques to provide more reliable information on pest
                                                                  animal numbers and damage.
                                           Registered                                                                                                   Quentin Hart
                                           organisations         Demonstrating 'best practice' management strategies at a regional scale.              Tel: 02 6272 3801
                                           (strong preference    Producing national extension materials to facilitate adoption of 'best practice'      quentin.hart@brs.gov.au
                                           given to regional      management.
                                           areas)                Risk assessment/management and incursion management strategies to avoid
                                                                  establishment and spread of new and existing pest animals.
                                                                Support will not be provided for routine pest animal management activities with
                                                                benefits limited to particular regions. Such activities may be supported under the
                                                                NHT's Envirofund and Regional components


Marine and Coasts
App‘s invited    Coastal Management        Local Govt           50:50 funding partnership with LG for development and implementation of                 Mark Moratti
around           Program                                        Coastline Management Plans
                                                                                                                                                        Tel: 9895 5056
Apr/May 2006
                 Dept of Nat Resources

App‘s invited    Estuary Management        Local Govt           50:50 funding partnership with LG for development and implementation of Estuary         Gus Pelosi
around           Program                                        Management Plans
                                                                                                                                                        Tel: 9895 5939
Apr/May 2006
                 Dept of Nat Resources

Call for         Maritime Infrastructure   Local Govt           Between around $10,000 and $200,000 in dollar-for-dollar funding (including in-         http://www.maritime.nsw.gov.au/in
applications     Program (MIP) Grants                           kind and labour from proponent) for projects such as                                    fra.html
                                           State Govt.
expected         (formerly known as
June/July        WADAMP Grants)            Incorporated or       provision of public sewage pumpout sites
2006
                 NSW Maritime
                                           registered boating    upgrade or provision of boat ramps                                                    The MIP Manager
                                           groups or maritime                                                                                           02 9563 8851
                                           orientated clubs      upgrade or provision of public wharves/jetties
                                                                 installation of public moorings
                                                                 upgrade of small boat harbours
                                                                 feasibility studies on the above infrastructure projects.
                                                                On-going maintenance and operating costs are not covered




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Due date           Name (and source)         Eligibility              Description                                                                             More info

No set             Coastal Catchments        Local Govt               Commonwealth funding allocated on the basis of an agreement between                     http://www.deh.gov.au/coasts/poll
timeframe          Initiative                                         Commonwealth (DEH), State (DEC) and Local Governments regarding land                    ution/cci
                                             State Government
                                                                      based threats to water quality in a particular estuary system.
05/06 budget       Dept of Environment and
fully allocated,   Heritage                                           State or Local Govt presents a very brief case outlining existing or potential
                                                                                                                                                              Vaughn Cox
so C‘wealth                                                           threats (1-2 pages) and 3-way discussions are held on the eligibility. If eligible, a
funding                                                               ―WQ Improvement Plan‖ is developed, with funding available for interim projects         Water Quality Section DEH
unavailable                                                           to develop foundations for plan delivery such as modelling, decision support tools      Tel: (02) 6274 2005
until 06/07                                                           and WQ monitoring coordination.
                                                                                                                                                              vaughn.cox@deh.gov.au
                                                                      The plan, prepared consistent with the ―Framework for Marine and Estuarine
                                                                      Water Quality Protection‖ (see website), will identify the most cost-effective and
                                                                      timely projects for investment by all parties — including Commonwealth, State
                                                                      and Local Governments, and community and environment groups.
                                                                      An important criterion for estuary eligibility is the presence of matters of national
                                                                      environmental significance, hence, in the Sydney Basin, Botany Bay is likely to be
                                                                      the only likely candidate (Towra Point Ramsar Wetland).


Unlikely but       Marine Species            An individual; or a      Funding for Marine Species Recovery and Protection ('MSRP Funding') aims to             http://www.deh.gov.au/coasts/spe
possible in        Recovery and Protection   research and/or          support high-quality projects that will make a significant contribution to the          cies/msrp
2006/07 FY         ('MSRP Funding')          educational              implementation of recovery plans relating to the following groups of threatened
                                             institution; or a not-   marine species:
                   Dept of Environment and
                                             for-profit body that                                                                                             Kelly Mullen
                   Heritage                                            Sharks
                                             is legally                                                                                                       Tel: (02) 6274 2130
                                             incorporated in           Marine Turtles
                                             Australia
                                                                       Handfish
                                                                       Seals


Primary Production and fishing
Expected later     Natural Resource          Individuals              Projects in the last round received funding of up to $150,000 for development,          tel: 1800 657 220
this year.         Innovation Grants                                  adoption, implementation and delivery of innovative practices, production
                                             Incorporated                                                                                                     nlpinnovations@daff.gov.au
                                                                      techniques, technologies or products in the primary production sector
                   National Landcare         community and
                   Program                   ―not-for-profit‖         Projects must
                                             groups                                                                                                           http://www.daff.gov.au/content/out
                                                                       contribute to increased profitability or output                                       put.cfm?ObjectID=6FA33B48-
                                             Businesses with
                                             links to NRM and/or       sustainability of the natural resource base                                           FFBE-4C13-
                                                                                                                                                              A618A76CCC51E7AF
                                             primary production        demonstrate wider applicability across the relevant industries.




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Due date         Name (and source)            Eligibility            Description                                                                           More info

Expected later   Community Support            Individuals            Around $30 million nationally for local and regional landcare activities consistent   Tel: 6272 4350
this year.       Grants                                              with priorities in accredited, regional NRM plans (Blueprints/CAP‘s) and CMA
                                              Community groups                                                                                             http://www.daff.gov.au/content/out
                                                                     Three Year Investment Strategies. These can include
                 National Landcare                                                                                                                         put.cfm?ObjectID=D2C48F86-
                                              Not-for-profit orgs
                 Program                                              measures to combine production and conservation on farms,                           BA1A-11A1-A2200060B0A04273
                                              Businesses with
                                              links to natural        improve the skills of natural resource managers
                                              resource managers
                                                                      promote best management practice, and
                                              and/or primary
                                              producers               better integrate natural resource management into business and property plans


Any time         NSW Fisheries Small          Local Govt             Up to $5,000 of dollar-for-dollar funding for local or regional projects aimed at     http://www.fisheries.nsw.gov.au/re
                 Grants Program                                      enhancing recreational fishing such as                                                c/committees/rft-guide.html
                                              Fishing clubs
                 NSW DPI
                                              Community               recreational fishing access, facilities and education
                                              members                 information and training
                                                                      recreational fisheries research
                                                                      recreational fisheries‘ sustainability and habitat improvement


Closes 16        NSW Fisheries Large          Local Govt             Over $5,000 of dollar-for-dollar funding for local or regional projects aimed at      http://www.fisheries.nsw.gov.au/re
March 2006.      Grants Program                                      enhancing recreational fishing such as                                                c/committees/rft-guide.html
                                              Fishing clubs
Next round       NSW DPI
                                              Community               recreational fishing access, facilities and education
expected
Feb/Mar 2007
                                              members                 information and training
                                                                      recreational fisheries research
                                                                     recreational fisheries‘ sustainability and habitat improvement

Closes 17        Recreational Fishing         Incorporated           Up to $100,000 of dollar-for-dollar funding (higher DAFF contribution for             http://www.daff.gov.au/recfishinggr
March 2006       Community Grants             associations           exceptional projects)                                                                 ants
                 Programme
Next round                                    Body corporates         for improvements to infrastructure, including roads, tracks and paths used by
expected         Dept Agriculture Fisheries                            recreational fishers to access fishing spots;
                                              Companies                                                                                                    Tel: 6272 3848
early 2007       and forestry
                                              Trustees                to support local initiatives to enhance recreational fishing, such as restocking
                                                                       fish in inland waterways;
                                              Local Govt
                                                                      to protect the environment at the water‘s edge by, for example, protecting
                                              universities, TAFEs,     sensitive habitats;
                                              schools
                                                                      to establish and upgrade volunteer marine and freshwater rescue groups and
                                              individuals              associated infrastructure; and
                                                                      for education and awareness raising projects such as biofouling, aquatic pest
                                                                       translocation, increasing survival rates of released fish, and sensitive species.

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Due date        Name (and source)        Eligibility             Description                                                                           More info

Public places
Expected to     The Metropolitan         Local Govt in           Around $1 million annually of dollar-for-dollar funding for projects that             http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/pr
open around     Greenspace Program       Sydney (joint                                                                                                 ogramservices/met.html
May 2006                                 applications are         include open space enhancements such as walking or bike trails, landscaping,
                Dept of Planning                                   tree-planting and bush regeneration
                                         encouraged)
Close around
Sept 2006                                                         assist local government to plan and improve regionally significant open space       Tom Sear, Greenspace Program
                                                                                                                                                       Coordinator
Workshops                                                         enable more effective public use of these areas by the public
                                                                                                                                                       Tel: 02 9895 7260
before
opening to
                                                                  promote partnerships between State and local government                             tom.sear@planning.nsw.gov.au
assist                                                            implement the Department's strategic directions for open space.
applicants
                                                                 2006 focus will be on Regional Recreational Trails refer to the report

Expected to     Cooks River Foreshore    Local Govt              Around $500,000 annually of dollar-for-dollar funding for projects that               http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/pr
open around     Improvement                                                                                                                            ogramservices/improvement.asp
May 2006
                                         (Botany Bay,             improve the green space along the Cooks River Foreshore;
                Dept of Planning         Burwood,
Close around                             Canterbury,              restore riverine habitats for native fauna and flora;
                                                                                                                                                       Tom Sear, Greenspace Program
Sept 2006                                Marrickville,            naturalise riverbanks;                                                              Coordinator
                                         Rockdale, South
                                         Sydney and               improve access to the water and extend pedestrian and cycle links;                  Tel: 02 9895 7260
                                         Strathfield Councils)
                                         and relevant             enhance the use, enjoyment and safety of the river environs and regional open       tom.sear@planning.nsw.gov.au
                                         environmental and         space along the Cooks River;
                                         community groups         rehabilitate environments degraded from past urban and industrial pollution;
                                                                  increase public awareness and appreciation of the values of the Cooks River
                                                                   and encourage community support for and participation in the restoration and
                                                                   enhancement of the river environs;
                                                                  encourage collaborative solutions involving a number of councils, community
                                                                   groups and other relevant stakeholders.

Expected to     Sharing Sydney Harbour   Local Govt and          Around $2 million annually of dollar-for-dollar grant funding for                     http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/h
open 1 May                               registered                                                                                                    arbour/sydney_access.html
2006
                Dept of Planning
                                         recreational             walking tracks (generally, preference will be given to land-based means of
                                                                   providing foreshore access rather than boardwalks)                                  Vivienne Whitfield
                Sydney Harbour           organisations, in the
Close 30 June
2006
                Foreshore Authority      Sydney Harbour           on-road and off-road cycleways                                                      Tel: 9228 6343
                NSW Maritime             Catchment.                                                                                                    Vivienne.whitfield@planning.nsw.
                                                                  public domain improvements eg better accessways, promenades, shelters,
                                         State agencies may                                                                                            gov.au
                                                                   seating, lighting, signage, planting, interpretive facilities, dry-boat and cycle
                                         also be eligible for      storage
                                         funding of 'strategic
                                         projects'.               wharves and pontoons
                                                                  ―soft access‖ for landing small boats including seawall steps and beaches.
                                                                 Construction of new boat ramps 100% funded by NSW Maritime


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Due date        Name (and source)        Eligibility           Description                                                                            More info

Water and energy efficiency
TBC             Raising National Water   TBC                   Aims to invest in Australia's national capacity to measure, monitor and manage its     http://www.nwc.gov.au/water_fund
                Standards                                      water resources. Funding made available via commissions and a competitive              /water_standards.cfm
                                                               grants scheme.
                Aust Govt Water Fund

Round 2         Community Water          Local Govt            Up to $50,000 for projects that                                                        www.communitywatergrants.gov.a
coming soon     Grants                                                                                                                                u
                                         Schools                promote a culture of wise water use through community engagement and
(see website
                Aust Govt Water Fund                             awareness about saving and conserving water
under more                               Indigenous
info.)                                   organisations          encourage best practice measures and demonstrate water wise solutions
                                         Community groups        adapted to tackle local needs and problems

                                         Community-care         provide the support and means for community groups to undertake on-ground
                                         sector                  projects under the three areas of activity: water savings-efficiency, water reuse-
                                                                 recycling and surface and groundwater health such as protecting or enhancing
                                         CMA‘s                   the health of rivers, wetlands and groundwater resources.

Application     Water Smart Australia    Local Govt            Grants of over $1 million, although smaller grants may be considered for highly        http://www.nwc.gov.au/water_fund
guidelines      Program                                        relevant projects and scoping studies                                                  /water_smart_aust/guidelines.cfm
                                         State Govt
expected 22
March 2006
                Aust Govt Water Fund
                                         Private sector         improve river flows for better environmental outcomes
Applications                             Community groups       return groundwater aquifers to sustainable levels                                    Steve Costello
                                                                                                                                                      NSW Coordinator
expected to                              Other organisations    lead to water savings through improvements in irrigation infrastructure              6102 6084
close around
June 2006                                                       encourage or advance on-farm water use efficiency improvements
                                                                desalinate water for use in cities and towns                                         Applicants should call the NWC on
                                                                                                                                                      02 6102 6000 before beginning a
                                                                recycle and reuse stormwater, ‗grey‘ water and wastewater from sewage                detailed application
                                                                provide more efficient storage facilities, such as underground aquifers
                                                                provide alternatives to ocean outfalls and the better management of sewage in
                                                                 our coastal cities, and
                                                                develop water efficient housing design..

Round 2         Water Saving Fund        Businesses            Preference will be given to projects which:                                            http://www.deus.nsw.gov.au/water
closes 10 May                                                                                                                                         andenergysavings
                (DEUS)                   Local Govt             have a high degree of certainty in delivering savings
2006
                                         Govt agencies          are repeatable and/or will lead to sustained changes in water consumption
                                                                 behaviours and investment choices, without additional expenditures by the Fund       fundsmanager@deus.nsw.gov.au
                                         Organisations
                                         Community groups       lead to benefits in addition to saving water, including energy savings               Tel: 8281 7417
                                         in Sydney Water‘s      coordinate with and complement, rather than duplicate, other programs and
                                         area of operations.     policies
                                                                demonstrate or trial innovative new technologies or practices.


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Due date         Name (and source)        Eligibility             Description                                                                            More info

Other
Various          Incentives Programs      Various but             A number of Catchment Management Authorities have programs to assist land              http://www.cma.nsw.gov.au
                                          generally land          holders to contribute to biodiversity conservation and sustainable production
                 Catchment Management
                                          holders                 practices. Contact your local CMA for further information
                 Authorities

Various          Community Grants         Various but             A number of Local Councils provide small grants to community groups. Contact           n/a
                 Programs                 generally               your Local Council for further information.
                                          community groups
                 Local Councils

Applications     Australian Biological    Not-for-profit          Up to $60,000 for 2 types of projects.                                                 http://www.deh.gov.au/biodiversity
for 2007/08      Resources Study (ABRS)   organisations                                                                                                  /abrs/admin/grants
                                                                  Research Project Grants for which the primary aim is to undertake systematic
projects close   Grants Programme
                                          Business                research on the Australian Biota; and
10 Nov 2006
                 DEH
                                          Government              Biodiversity Information Product Grants for the development or design of a             Tel: (02) 6250 9554
                                                                  discrete product that aids in the dissemination of taxonomic information to the
                                          CMA‘s
                                                                  wider community.
                                          Educational and
                                                                  Projects should do one or more of the following
                                          research institutions
                                                                   Documentation of Australia's biological diversity with particular emphasis on
                                          Community groups
                                                                   lesser-known groups, including micro-organisms.
                                          and organisations
                                                                   Rigorous taxonomic treatment mainly at species level.
                                                                   Contribution to regional or continental generic or higher-level systematics
                                                                   research.
                                                                   Groups of high conservation value.
                                                                   Groups of economic, health and/or social benefit.
                                                                   Innovative approaches for dealing with complex systematics problems.

Applications     BHP Billiton Corporate   Non-profit              Between $50,000 and $200,000. ―Community-based conservation and                        http://www.bhpbilliton.com/bb/sust
should be        Community Program        Organisations           rehabilitation programs‖ is one of a number of focus areas funded. Preference is       ainableDevelopment/community/s
submitted by                                                      given to projects that:                                                                upportGuidelines.jsp
                 BHP Billiton
1 Mar, 1 Aug
                                                                  • Are national/international and will benefit communities in regions where BHP
or 1 Nov each
                                                                  Billiton operates
year                                                                                                                                                     (03) 9609 3341
                                                                  • Are directed at solving problems in a sustainable way rather than providing
                                                                  short-term relief from symptoms or long-term dependency
                                                                                                                                                         NicoleCrook@bhpbilliton.com
                                                                  • Will become self-sustaining, or will continue to provide benefits to the community
                                                                  after the project is completed and funding has ceased
                                                                  • Provide opportunities for involvement of BHP Billiton employees
                                                                  • Will have a significant impact in addressing an issue or make a real difference to
                                                                  the community




 NRM Grants Summary March 2006                                                                                                                                                 Page 15 of 20
Due date         Name (and source)           Eligibility         Description                                                                                More info

Application      Butt Littering Trust                            Applicants must contribute 40% of the total project value either as financial and/or       http://www.buttlitteringtrust.org
expected to                                                      definable in-kind contributions. Organisations are eligible for funding of up 60% of
                 British American Tobacco
open Sept                                                        the total project value, to a limit of $40,000 per project.
                 Australia
2006                                                                                                                                                        Tel: 8907 8216
                                                                  Directly address the butt littering behaviour of smokers;
                                                                  Focus on butt littering behaviours in either CBDs, at key transport stops, in the
                                                                  hospitality and tourism sector or associated with vehicles;                               executiveofficer@buttlitteringtrust.
                                                                                                                                                            org
                                                                  Demonstrate stakeholder participation in managing the butt littering issue, ie.
                                                                  property councils, shopping centres, tourism and hospitality industry, community
                                                                  groups etc;
                                                                  Include a monitoring and evaluation program to assess the effectiveness of the
                                                                  project;
                                                                  Demonstrate results within one year of funding;



Applications     Protecting Our Places       Aboriginal          Grants between $2,000 and $45,000 for projects that restore or rehabilitate                Tel: 8837 6093
open 21 May      Program                     community groups.   Aboriginal land or land that is culturally significant to Aboriginal people and/or
                                                                                                                                                            http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/grants/
2005                                         Unincorporated      educate Aboriginal and other communities about the local environment and the
                 Environmental Trust (DEC)                                                                                                                  pop.html
                                             groups need a       value Aboriginal communities place on their natural environment
Closes 1 July
                                             sponsor

Call for EOI‘s   Planning Reform             Local Govt          Around $3 million statewide for initiatives that include:                                  http://www.dipnr.nsw.gov.au/plann
expected         Funding Program                                                                                                                            ingreform.html
April/May                                                         local planning strategies (eg to identify growth potential for housing and
                 Dept of Planning                                  industry, and to protect high conservation areas, including threatened species
2006
                                                                   habitats)
                                                                  economic development strategies (eg for job creation, tourism and agriculture)           Samantha Piper
                                                                  investigative work (eg development studies for settlements and urban design,             9228 6174
                                                                   identifying transport and infrastructure priorities, or for biodiversity or rivers and
                                                                   foreshores protection)
                                                                  joint work between two or more councils (eg joint studies to solve sub-regional
                                                                   planning and infrastructure issues, or councils sharing a planner to assist in new
                                                                   LEP work)
                                                                  identifying solutions to broader issues that can be applied in other areas (eg
                                                                   natural resource management, planning for rural lands or regional town centres,
                                                                   or management of salinity)
                                                                  projects to address skill and staff shortages in rural and remote locations
                                                                  mapping (eg to assist with biodiversity certification or threatened species
                                                                   mapping)
                                                                  preparation of new LEPs
                                                                 The priority will be to fund preparation of new LEP‘s

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Due date          Name (and source)        Eligibility            Description                                                                            More info

Foundations and lower amounts
Expected          Catchment Protection     Formally constituted   Funding of up to $8,000 (and/or $2,000 for equipment) for projects that                Sydney Catchment Authority
                  and Improvement Grants   community
                  for Community            organisations or        Protect and improve the quality or quantity of water harvested from the SCA‘s        4725 2185
                  Organisations            groups                     catchment areas

                  Sydney Catchment         Local Govt may          Improve the health or condition of the catchments.                                   http://www.sca.nsw.gov.au/catchm
                  Authority                apply in partnership                                                                                          ents/funding.html
                                           with a group

Expected late     Australian Ethical       Not-for-profit         Up to around $6,000 for projects that contribute to AEI‘s Charter                      http://www.austethical.com.au/abo
2006              Investment Community     organisations                                                                                                 ut_aei/community_grants
                                                                  http://www.austethical.com.au/about_aei/australian_ethical_charter
                  Grants
Contact for                                                                                                                                              Tel: 6201 1988
more info         Australian Ethical
                  Investment

Closing dates:    Riparian Management      Property owners in     Assistance for property owners to protect and conserve riparian zones (i.e.            Stuart Naylor, SCA Riparian
1 Nov, 1 Feb,     Assistance Program       the catchments         fencing, weeding, revegetation, stock watering and minor erosion control) along        Program Manager
1 May, and 1                               listed under           the following creeks and associated streams and gullies:
                  Sydney Catchment                                                                                                                       4725 2591.
Aug                                        ‗description‘
                  Authority                                            Upper Werriberri Creek, Brogers Creek, Barrengarry Creek, Paddy's River,         http://www.sca.nsw.gov.au/catchm
                                                                        Uringalla Creek, Long Swamp Creek, Cullenbenbong Creek, Ganbenang                ents/ripariangrant.html
                                                                        Creek, Galong Creek, Coxs River (from Kanimbla Valley to Blue Mountains
                                                                        NP Boundary)
                                                                  Applicants need to be planning to start the project within six months of the closing
                                                                  date.

Closes 31         Community Help Grants    Community groups       From $500 to $5000 for projects that raise awareness of or combat climate              http://www.nrma.com/pub/nrma/co
March 2006        Program                                         change, or contribute to energy efficiency. Other sustainability projects will be      mmunity/help-program
                                           Not-for-profit
                                                                  considered.
                  SGIO Australia and       organisations
                  NRMA                                                                                                                                   1300 306 496

Next round        Small Equipment Grants   Any organisation       Funding of up to $3,000 for equipment that will make the work of volunteers            1300 653 227
likely in March                            with at least one      easier, safer, more effective and/or more enjoyable.
                  Dept. of Family and                                                                                                                    facs.internet@facs.gov.au
2006                                       volunteer, other
                  Community Services                              Priority given to organisations that
                                           than govt
                                           organisations.          have relatively small operating budgets with limited funding resources
                                           Unincorporated          have a relatively high volunteer to staff ratio
                                           groups will need a
                                           sponsor                 demonstrate that the organisation's work supports families and/or strengthens
                                                                    their local communities
                                                                   have requested equipment that will have maximum benefit in the local
                                                                    community for a small outlay
                                                                   have not received funding under VSEG 2003 or VSEG 2004

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Due date         Name (and source)          Eligibility                Description                                                                             More info

Expected later   Grants to Voluntary        NGO‘s and not-for-         Funding of up to $10,000 (although greater amounts possible for exceptional             http://www.deh.gov.au/programs/g
in 2006          Environment and Heritage   profit organisations       projects) for                                                                           veho
                 Organisations (GVEHO)
                                            (Very strict eligibility    salaries and salary on-costs for executive and administrative staff                   Tel: 6274 2422
                 DEH                        criteria)
                                                                        utility charges (eg phone, electricity and gas)
                                                                                                                                                               Email gveho@deh.gov.au for
                                                                        supplies
                                                                                                                                                               updates
                                                                        staff and volunteer training
                                                                        travel
                                                                        other costs that contribute to the delivery of services and/or projects
                                                                        Small office and non-office capital items such as computers, video cameras,
                                                                         trailers and specialised equipment to assist delivering activities of the
                                                                         organisation where there is significant and long-term public benefit in the
                                                                         purchase.


First working    Holden Community           Local Govt                 Holden is particularly interested in projects that have a national focus and seek to    http://www.holden.com.au/www-
day of Feb,      Support Program                                       educate and involve the Australian community in:                                        holden/jsp/environmentcommunity
                                            Community groups
May, Aug and                                                                                                                                                   /environmentcommunity.jsp?link=c
                 GM Holden Ltd
Nov each year                                                          • Restoring and preserving Australia's natural environment                              ommunitysupport&heading=guideli
                                                                                                                                                               nes
                                                                       • Developing energy efficient strategies and alternative energy options
                                                                                                                                                               communitysupport.holden@gm.co
                                                                       • Applying technologies to achieve environmental gains                                  m


Run quarterly    Project AWARE              Local Govt                 Micro grants up to $1,000 for localised grass roots efforts, such as beach and          http://www.projectaware.org/asiap
                 Foundation Grants                                     underwater cleanups, mooring buoy programs, research projects, local education          ac/english/grants
applications                                Educational and
                                                                       and public awareness programs.
due              Project AWARE              research
                 Foundation                 organisations              Macro grants up to $5,000 for large-scale regional, national or international efforts
15 Feb
                                                                       such as broad-based education and public awareness programs and high profile
                                            Community groups
15 May                                                                 conservation projects.
                                            Businesses
15 Aug
15 Nov

Applications     Nestle Community           Community Groups           Up to $20,000 for 12 month on-ground environmental projects near Nestle                 Karen Duncan
called around    Environment Program                                   manufacturing sites at Smithtown, Blacktown, Arndel Park and
                                            Local Govt                                                                                                         Tel: 02 8756 2805
Aug Sept                                                               Rhodes/Homebush.
                 Nestle
each year                                   Schools
Due mid Oct




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Due date         Name (and source)         Eligibility             Description                                                                             More info

Closes 31 Mar    Mazda Foundation          Ask for more info       Up to $50,000. One of the foundation‘s focus areas is assistance towards the            http://www.mazdafoundation.org.a
2006                                                               maintenance and improvement of the natural environment.                                 u/
                 Mazda
Likely same                                                                                                                                                Tel: (03) 8540 1800
time next year                                                                                                                                             info@mazdafoundation.org.au

Assessment       Macquarie Bank            Community Groups        Each application is assessed on its individual merit and we welcome applications        http://www.macquarie.com.au/au/a
panel meets      Foundation                                        for funding from a diverse range of community-based initiatives that are working in     bout_macquarie/macquarie_in_the
quarterly                                                          innovative ways to provide long-term benefits.                                          _community.htm
                 Macquarie Bank
                                                                                                                                                           8232 9673
                                                                                                                                                           julie.white@macquarie.com

Expected         Myer Foundation Natural   Aimed mainly at         The Foundation will support work that increases the Australian community‘s              enquiries@myerfoundation.org.au
early 2006       Environment Grants        NGO‘s, not-for-         understanding of, and response to, problems associated with climate change.
                                           profit organisations
                 Myer Foundation                                   Priority will be given to projects that enable communities to participate effectively
                                           and incorporated                                                                                                Tel: 03 9207 3040
                                                                   in discussions about environmental issues and ecological health, and empower
                                           community groups.
                                                                   them to provide long term solutions to their problems.
                                           Local Govt eligible
                                           but unlikely to be
                                           successful

Applications     Ian Potter Foundation     Not-for-profit groups   Funding for projects that                                                               http://www.ianpotter.org.au/2-
due 1 May        Environment Grants        with Deductible Gift                                                                                            0_about/2-0-about.html
2006, 1 Aug                                Recipient status         develop partnerships with communities, government and the private sector to
                 Ian Potter Foundation                               help prevent irreversible damage to the environment and to encourage the
2006, 1 Nov                                (i.e. can receive tax
2006, 1 Feb                                deductible gifts)         maintenance of biodiversity
2007                                                                support programs and policies which are committed to the economic and
                                                                     ecologically sustainable development of land, and the preservation of species
                                                                    to foster a broad public awareness of the environmental challenges facing
                                                                     urban and rural Australia
                                                                    assist communities which are threatened with serious economic hardship due to
                                                                     the degradation of land and water resources, to develop policies to manage the
                                                                     social, economic and cultural changes needed for survival
                                                                    assist projects designed to preserve the built environment which has cultural
                                                                     significance


Applications     George Alexander          communities,            Grants available to develop partnerships with communities, government and the           www.gafoundation.org.au
due 1 Aug        Foundation Grants         government and the      private sector to prevent irreversible damage to the environment and to
2006 and 2                                 private sector          encourage the maintenance of biodiversity
                 George Alexander
Nov 2006
                 Foundation




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Due date        Name (and source)            Eligibility          Description                                                                           More info

As required     Kennard’s Hire               Community groups     $250, $500 or $1000 for equipment hire for community groups                           www.landcareaustralia.com.au
                Equipment Grants
                Kennard‘s Hire

Expected Mar    Bundaberg Rum Bush           Landcare and other   Funding of $1,000 to $5,000 to address water quality issues within the local area.    Jenny Quealy
2006            Fund – National Small        community groups     This may be within a river, lake, stream, creek, or as part of the wider catchment.
                                                                                                                                                        jquealy@landcareaustralia.com.au
                Grants
                                                                                                                                                        (02) 9412 1040
                Bundaberg Rum through
                Landcare Australia

31 May and      Australian Bird              Community groups,    Up to $3,000 for projects that                                                        http://www.birdobservers.org.au/A
31 October      Environment Foundation       landowners and                                                                                             BEF.htm#ABEF%20Grants
each year       Grants                       individuals           maintain, improve or extend habitat for birds and other associated native
                                                                    animals and plants
                Australian Bird
                Environment Foundation                             involve the study of the needs of birds in their habitat
                                                                   educate public to become more aware of birds and their habitat requirements

Any time        Westpac Operation            Projects where       Up to $5,000 for projects such as                                                     Col Freeman
                Backyard                     Westpac staff are
                                             involved as           rehabilitating degraded recreation areas                                            col@landcareaustralia.com.au
                Landcare Australia Limited
                                             volunteers.           making roadways more wildlife friendly                                              Tel:02 9412 1040
                                             Must be nominated     restoring coastal dunes, bushland and other areas for native flora and fauna
                                             by staff member.
                                                                   preventing erosion
                                                                   supporting the ongoing survival of species
                                                                   protecting native habitat.

Last working    Norman Wettenhall            Individuals and      Up to $10,000 for projects that meet the following principles.                        http://www.nwf.org.au
day of Mar,     Foundation Grants            organisations
                                                                  Innovative projects are to be encouraged and preferably act as a model for other
Jun, Sept and
                Norman Wettenhall                                 developments in the future;
Dec each year
                Foundation
                                                                  • The results have a long-term effect;
                                                                  • Publications of funded studies is regarded as important and will be supported;
                                                                  • Encouragement of individuals, as well as organisations, is possible provided the
                                                                  project is well planned; and
                                                                  • Dissemination of information, which will benefit the natural living environment.

Various times   The Mullum Trust Grants      Environmental and    This fund provides various amounts funding for projects with an environmental or      Ms Simone Hey
(Mullum                                      conservation         conservation project with a community focus. Preference will be given to projects
                The Mullum Trust                                                                                                                        Ph: (03) 9615 8500
time?)                                       projects with a      that have a welfare or education component.
                                             community focus                                                                                            smh@bdomel.com.au



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