Call for conservation groups EOI online now for new $3.5 million funding scheme
Applications are now open for a new $3.5 million Conservation Co-funding scheme and the NSW Government encourages conservation organisations to get involved to help save NSW threatened species.
Ian Hunter, Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) Executive Director said we are calling for expressions of interest from interested organisations and groups with experience in large-scale conservation delivery.
"Some groups are highly experienced at restoring natural habitat and threatened ecological communities as well as controlling threats to conservation such as weeds and pest management," Mr Hunter said.
"These groups will have strong philanthropic and corporate relationships and the capacity to mobilise a large volunteering workforce.
"The initiative aims to benefit threatened species and ecological communities by increasing the number of species and conservation projects that can be delivered.
"The scheme will distribute up to $3.5 million over four years to successful project partners, with $500,000 ready to be distributed for projects now through competitive matched grants.
"Potential partners will be required to source financial contributions to match the government's investment. Leveraging funding in this way has the potential to do more for threatened species as it extends the contribution we are able to allocate to the project.
"If you are an interested organisation, put your expression of interest in now and get involved with one of Australia's largest conservation programs, Saving our Species.
"At the heart of the Saving our Species program is collaboration and leadership and it will take a coordinated state-wide effort to secure the survival of as many of NSW's threatened species as possible in the wild," said Mr Hunter.
The Saving our Species program aims to decrease the number of threatened species in NSW and is currently delivering conservation projects for over 300 native plants and animals.
Expressions of interest for the Conservation Co-funding scheme are open and respondents can visit NSW eTendering to find more information and to lodge their proposal. Responses close at 10:00am on Tuesday 27 February 2018.
For more information on the Saving our Species program: Threatened species.