Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation Community Bush Regeneration Large Project Stream Grants
The call for applications to the Community Bush Regeneration Large Project Stream opened on 15 November 2011, and closed on 14 February 2012. The Trust recently made its decisions on this program. A total of 97 applications were received requesting $23,166,808 and the Trust awarded 33 projects totalling $8,033,016. Projects will commence from 1 July 2012 and run for a maximum of six years. This $8 million program has now been fully expended.
Aim of the program
The aim of the Community Bush Regeneration Large Project Stream is to facilitate projects run by local community groups to undertake large, long term bush regeneration projects.
This funding stream will fund local community groups (such as Landcare and Bushcare) over a period of six years for well designed larger scale projects where the groups can demonstrate their capacity to maintain the project and continue the regeneration subsequent to the funding period.
It 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.
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:
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.
Further information for bush regeneration projects
Page last updated: 04 June 2012