Grants under the 2022–23 round have now been announced.
The program will reopen in 2024 following an independent evaluation.
The Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation program funds projects that contribute to the ongoing sustainable management and stewardship of significant environmental assets and services in New South Wales.
The objectives of the program are to:
- improve and protect the quality of ecosystems and environmental assets managed by community groups, land managers and stakeholders
- enhance the management of environmental assets by facilitating the development of environmental expertise and stronger partnerships between individuals, community groups, governments and industry
- provide an appropriate, effective, and sustainable mechanism to deliver government policy, priorities and outcomes.
Who can apply?
Eligible organisations include:
- community groups and organisations
- incorporated associations
- not-for-profit organisations
- non-commercial cooperatives
- local councils
- state government agencies and entities.
Since 2020, the Trust has been implementing its Strategic Plan 2020–24.
Applications to the 2022–23 round were required to address, at a practical level, at least one of the following immediate funding priorities:
- supporting threatened species recovery
- addressing climate change impacts on the natural environment – both mitigation and adaptation.
Two funding streams were available for Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation projects in 2022–23.
|Funding stream||Total annual allocation for the 2022–23 round||Funding amount per project||Project timeframe|
|Stream 1 – New organisations||$1,000,000||From $50,000 to $125,000||2–3 years|
|Stream 2 – Experienced organisations||$3,000,000||From $125,000 to $200,000||3–4 years|