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Grants and funding

Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation Grants

Call for applications

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

Aim of the program

The aim of the Restoration and Rehabilitation (R&R) program is to facilitate projects to prevent or reduce pollution, the waste stream 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 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.

Guidelines and application forms 2013

The following documentation is for information only and will be updated at the next call for applications.

Stage Opening date Closing date Forms
(one-stage process)
21 September 2013 31 October 2013

2013 Guidelines for Applicants 

130702GuideRR.pdf (404kb)

2013 Application Budget (Section C)

130703Fin.xls (47kb)

Schedule C Project Measures Definitions
101045SETProjmeas.pdf (132kb, PDF)
2013 Application form - Community Organisations only
130700ApFormRR.doc (485kb)
2013 Application form - State & Local Government Organisations only
130701ApFormSL.doc (426kb)

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 2012 round of the program, the following grants were awarded:

Community program

A total of 74 applications were recieved requesting $5,945,419.  The Trust awarded 26 projects totalling $2,058,278.

State and local government program

A total of 82 applications were received requesting $6,892,214.  The Trust awarded 23 projects totalling $2,025,373.


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: 21 January 2014