Community Bush Regeneration Large Project Stream Grants

The Community Bush Regeneration Large Project Stream was a one-off contestable grants program seeking to facilitate projects run by local community groups to undertake large, long term bush regeneration projects.

It is funding local community groups (such as Landcare and Bushcare) over a period of six years, for well-designed larger scale projects where the groups have the capacity to maintain the project and continue the regeneration subsequent to the funding period.

The program also aims to improve the capacity of communities and organisations to protect, restore and enhance the environment by strengthening local community organisations whose primary purpose is to undertake works in their local area.

Objectives

This funding stream is a subset of the Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation program, and is consistent with the objectives of that program.

The objectives of the Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation program are:

  • to restore degraded environmental resources, including rare and endangered ecosystems
  • to protect important ecosystems and habitats of rare and endangered flora and fauna
  • to prevent or minimise future environmental damage
  • to enhance the quality of specific environmental resources
  • to improve the capacity of eligible organisations to protect, restore and enhance the environment
  • to undertake resource recovery and waste avoidance projects and to prevent and/or reduce pollution.

The objectives of the Community Bush Regeneration Large Project Stream are to:

  • regenerate degraded natural areas, including bushland, riverbanks, degraded waterways and rare and endangered ecosystems
  • improve the ongoing health and resilience of important ecosystems and habitats of rare and endangered flora and fauna
  • improve ecological connectivity within and between natural areas
  • improve the capacity of, and resource local community groups to protect, restore and enhance the environment by strengthening local community organisations whose primary purpose is to undertake environmental works in their local area.

Grants awarded

The Community Bush Regeneration Large Project Stream program was open between November 2011 and February 2012.  A total of 97 applications were received requesting $23,166,808. The Trust awarded 33 projects totalling $8,033,016. Projects commenced in July 2012 and will run until July 2018.

Further information for bush regeneration projects

  • Management Principles to Guide the Restoration and Rehabilitation of Indigenous Vegetation (PDF, 67KB)  
  • Guidelines for Monitoring a Bushcare Project www.aabr.org.au
  • Visit the Australian Association of Bush Regenerator's web site at www.aabr.org.au.
  • Page last updated: 07 February 2017