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Grants and funding

Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation Grants

Call for applications

The Environmental Trust will call for applications to the Restoration and Rehabilitation program in August 2014. 

Aim of the program

The aim of the Restoration and Rehabilitatrion program is to facilitate projects to prevent or reduce pollution, or environmental degradation of any kind, run by community organisations and State and local government organisations. Through these projects, we also aim to improve the capacity of communities and organisations to protect, restore and enhance the environment.


The objectives of the 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.

Guidelines and application forms

StageOpening dateClosing dateForms
(one-stage process)

Available once program

is open for application.

Example guidelines and application forms

All applications for funding must be submitted on the relevant application form for that program and that year.  The relevant application form and program guidelines will become available on this webpage when applications phase opens. However, for the information of potential applicants, examples of application forms and program guidelines from previous years are available below:

2013 Guidelines for Applicants

2013 Application form - Community Organisations only

2013 Application form - State & Local Government Organisations only

Further information sources

In addition to the Guidelines for Applicants, further information that may be helpful in preparing a Restoration and Rehabilitation program application, is available here.

Grants awarded

In the 2013 round of the program, the following grants were awarded:

Community program

A total of 111 applications were received requesting $8,177,504.  The Environmental Trust awarded 26 projects totalling $2,002,229.

State and local government program

A total of 89 applications were received requesting $7,118,342.  The Environmental Trust awarded 25 projects totalling $2,036,298.

For information on all previous grants awarded please select the relevant program from the side navigation menu.

Case studies

A range of case studies from previously conducted Restoration and Rehabilitation projects are available on the Case Studies page.  These projects all have their unique way of assisting to conserve and enhance the New South Wales environment. 

Environmental Trust
PO Box 644, Parramatta 2124
Phone: (02) 8837 6093
E-mail: info@environmentaltrust.nsw.gov.au

Page last updated: 29 July 2014