Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation Grants

The Restoration and Rehabilitation grants program is currently closed to applications.
The next round is anticipated to open in January 2018.

Purpose

To assist community and government organisations to protect, conserve and restore our natural environment.

Funding

Individual grants of up to $100,000 with a total of $2,000,000 for community organisations and $2,000,000 for government entities. 

Who can apply

Community groups and organisations, incorporated associations, non-profit organisations, non-commercial cooperatives, Trusts and government entities.

Reporting

The planning and reporting templates for Restoration and Rehabilitation grantees are provided below. Grantees should refer to their Grant Agreement for documents and evidence to be submitted in addition to the documents below.

FormPurpose
Monitoring and Evaluation Plan   Maps out how you will carry out your project.
Project Measures Captures projected and achieved quantitative output data for your Education project.
Progress and Final Report form Communicates your project’s progress (usually annually), and final achievements on project completion.
Financial reporting A financial report is required with each progress and final report, and for budget variation requests.

Example application forms and guidelines

This program is closed to applications. The forms and guidelines below are for information purposes only.

Evaluation

In line with the Trust’s policy of independent evaluations of all its contestable grant programs, the Restoration and Rehabilitation (R&R) program was the focus of an independent evaluation completed in June 2017.

The evaluation was undertaken by Natural Resources Commission who have extensive experience in evaluating government initiatives across a variety of sectors. The evaluation focussed on the delivery of the program, and projects funded by it, between 2010 and 2015.

The evaluation Final Report (and its recommendations) was considered and accepted by the Trust in November 2017. An Administrative Response was also developed to address the issues raised in the evaluation. The Evaluation Report concluded that overall the R&R program is well-run, however, suggested a range of recommendations relating to:

  • program design
  • governance and administration
  • application process and selection of projects
  • communication
  • monitoring, evaluation and reporting.


These reports have been made available through the links below.

Final Report (PDF 862KB)
Administrative Response (PDF 411KB)

Page last updated: 19 January 2018