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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO4389

Bushfire Recovery for Wildlife and Habitat Community Grants Program

Contact Details

13 28 46



Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Close Date & Time:
27-Nov-2020 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Co-sponsored with:
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
Primary Category:
211006 - Natural Resources - Conservation and Protection
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The objectives of this grant opportunity are to encourage recovery efforts in areas affected by the 2019-20 bushfires by:

  • supporting recovery of native flora and fauna
  • involving local communities, community groups and Traditional Owners, in delivering bushfire recovery activities for native flora and fauna.

The program is confined to bushfire-affected areas within the eastern and southern part of Australia affected by the 2019-20 bushfires, or adjacent to an affected area.

There is $10 million available for this grant opportunity.

The minimum grant is $5,000 and the maximum grant is $150,000.

You must complete your project by 1 April 2022.


To be eligible you must have an Australian business number (ABN) and be one of the following entities:

  • an incorporated and not-for-profit organisation including but not limited to
    • community associations including community and environment groups
    • non-distributing co-operatives
    • companies limited by guarantee
  • Traditional Owners, Indigenous Organisations or an Indigenous Enterprise, evidenced through providing an Indigenous Corporations Number (ICN). If you don’t have an ICN, you may provide a statutory declaration stating that your organisation is at least 51 per cent owned or controlled by Indigenous persons
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
  • a Regional Land Partnerships service provider acting as a project lead in a joint application to enable an individual, partnership or community group to undertake their project (see section 7.2 of the grant opportunity guidelines)
  • a local governing body as defined by the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995

Joint applications are acceptable, provided you have a lead organisation who is the main driver of the project and is eligible to apply.

Not eligible

You are not eligible to apply if you are:

  • an unincorporated association
  • a university (a publicly funded research organisation [PFRO] as defined in section 14 of the grant opportunity guidelines)
  • a school
  • an individual
  • a partnership
  • a trust (however, an incorporated trustee may apply on behalf of a trust)
  • a non-corporate Commonwealth entity
  • an Australian State/Territory Government agency or body (unless a Regional Land Partnerships service provider acting as a project lead in a joint application as per section 4.1 of the grant opportunity guidelines)
Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $5,000.00 to $150,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:
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