Habitat Action Grants 2015-2016
Angling clubs, individuals, community groups, local councils and organisations interested in rehabilitating fish habitats in freshwater and saltwater areas throughout NSW can apply for grants. Habitat rehabilitation projects which may be funded include:
·removal or modification of barriers to fish passage
·rehabilitation of riparian lands (river banks, wetlands, mangrove forests, saltmarsh)
·re-snagging waterways with timber structure
·removal of exotic vegetation from waterways
·bank stabilisation works
·reinstatement of natural flow regimes
Applications will close at 5 pm Friday 16 October 2015.
2016 Science and Innovation Awards
Grant applications are now open for the 2016 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. If you’re 18-35, this is your chance to apply for a grant of up to $22,000 to fund your project on an innovative or emerging scientific issue that will benefit Australia’s primary industries.
Applications close 5pm AEDT Friday 09 October 2015.http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/conferences-events/scienceawards
Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation Grants
Applications are now invited for the next round of the Environmental Trusts Restoration and Rehabilitation grants 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 and pollution, restore habitats and improve the capacity of the community to protect important ecosystems and species. Grants of between $5,000 and $100,000 are available. Closing date is 18th September 2015.
Saving our Species Partnership Grants
Round 2 of the Saving our Species Partnership Grants program opens on
Monday 10th August 2015. The closing date is the 28th September 2015.
Funded by the NSW Environmental Trust, the SoS Partnership Grants program encourages partnerships between government, the community, non-government organisations and corporations to protect and conserve our most vulnerable plants and animals in NSW.
Round 2 focuses on projects targeting landscape-managed species, as identified under the SoS Program. The program is specifically designed to encourage stakeholder to join forces to help protect and conserve threatened species and applicants must form stakeholder partnerships operating as a coordinated consortium. A total of $3.6 million is available for Round 2 with individual grants of between $300,000 and $1,000,000 over 6 years, including seed funding for successful EOI applicants to develop a detailed project Business Plan. More funding and application criteria are available on the OEH website at: www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/sospartnerships.
20 Million Trees Programme Round2
Round Two of the 20 Million Trees Programme invites applications from individuals, organisations and community groups such as schools, landholders and conservation groups to apply for funding of between $20,000 and $100,000 to plant trees in a range of urban, peri-urban and regional environments across Australia. To assist applicants to plan their projects, the Guidelines and other key information is available online http://www.nrm.gov.au/national/20-million-trees/competitive-grants-round-two. Applications for Round 2 can be submitted from early August using the online form. Applications must be submitted by the closing time of 2.00pm 16 September 2015.
The Programme will support projects that involve the community in re-establishing native vegetation, provide habitat to support our threatened species, sequester carbon from the atmosphere and help to create greener spaces to improve the liveability of Australia’s cities and towns. Priority for Round Two will be given to projects with positive outcomes for threatened species and threatened ecological communities listed under the EPBC Act. For Round Two, applicants have the option to apply in the same application for up to three Green Army Teams to assist with their 20 Million Trees Project. Information on the application process is available in the Guidelines.
The Sydney Royal Dairy Produce Committee, in partnership with the Royal Agricultural Society Foundation, is providing a tertiary scholarship, the Sydney Royal Dairy Produce Scholarship.
A Scholarship of $5,000 for full time study or $2,500 for part time study is available to support an individual who demonstrates a passion for the NSW Dairy Produce Industry and who will play a part in shaping a positive future for the industry here in NSW.
Applications close 30th September, 2015. For more informationhttp://www.rasnsw.com.au/sydney-royal-dairy-produce-scholarship.htm