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Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation Grants

Call for applications

The next round of Restoration and Rehabilitation grants program is expected to open in August 2015.

Aim of the program

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

Objectives

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
  • to prevent or reduce pollution.

Funding

The total funds offered under the Restoration and Rehabilitation grants program in 2014 were:

  • $2 million for projects by community organisations working to prevent or reduce environmental degradation
  • $2 million for projects by government entities working to prevent or reduce environmental degradation
  • $0.5 million for owners and managers of State Heritage Register-listed places working to prevent or reduce environmental degradation on their heritage properties.
    Grants of between $5,000 and $100,000 are available. 

Guidelines and application forms

StageOpening dateClosing dateForms
Application
(one-stage process)
Closed Closed

Available once program

is open for application

Example guidelines and application forms

2014 Program Guidelines (140575ProGdeRR.pdf, 287KB)

2014 How to complete your application (140574ApGdeRR.pdf, 494KB)

2014 Application Form (140573ApFrmRR.docx, 206KB)

2014 Application Budget (140617ApBudRR.xls, 162KB)

 

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 2014 round of the program, the following grants were awarded:

Community program

A total of 95 applications were received requesting $7,440,523. The Environmental Trust awarded 23 projects totalling $2,015,787.

Government program

A total of 85 applications were received requesting $6,300,000. The Environmental Trust awarded 24 projects totalling $2,016,000.

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: 06 May 2015