The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) invites grant applications for conservation projects. The purpose of the Community Conservation Grants is to assist in the protection of our native species, habitats, landscapes and cultural heritage. Grants are available for both field projects and education programs that have a direct outcome for nature conservation in Australia. All proposals are evaluated by FNPW's Projects Committee based on funding priorities, funds available and quality and quantity of projects submitted.
FNPW may support approved projects through untied funds that belong to FNPW, or it may choose to run a targeted public appeal or seek third party sponsorship for the project.
FNPW Community Conservation Grants aim to fund urgent and high priority projects in the following Focus Areas:
- Land and Water - Protection, restoration, rehabilitation and revegetation of degraded habitats to ensure their ability to sustain native species.
- Threatened Species - Scientific research with tangible conservation outcomes and on-ground works to conserve Australia’s threatened species.
- Cultural Heritage - Conserving and celebrating Australia’s cultural heritage as part of the gift we leave to future generations.
- Parks for People - Improving National Park facilities for the enjoyment of all, to foster and encourage the appreciation of nature.
FNPW considers proposals for funding from:
- Federal and state National Park agencies
- Agencies working with National Park agencies to increase the amount of protected high conservation value land or for the benefit of Australia’s natural and cultural heritage
- Not-for-profit and for-profit organisations with an ABN
Applications seeking up to $10,000 that show value for money and include co-contributions will be given preference. Projects requiring more than $50,000 may be eligible for future co-funding or fundraising appeals.
Applications close: 14 February 2020