Australia Grants to Support the Delivery of Bushfire Recovery Projects for Wildlife and their Habitat 27-Nov-2020

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Bushfire Recovery for Wildlife and Habitat Community Grants Program

The Bushfire Recovery for Wildlife and Habitat Community Grants Program supports local community groups to deliver bushfire recovery activities for native flora and fauna supporting broader long-term recovery and resilience.

Close date: 27 Nov 2020 05:00 PM AEDT.

What do you get?

Grants from $5,000 to $150,000

Who is this for?

Community and environment groups, Traditional Owners, Indigenous Organisations and Indigenous businesses.


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.


What are the eligibility criteria?

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 with responsibility for a community property, crown land, or other land managed on behalf of the public
  • 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.


How do you apply?

You should read the grant opportunity guidelines and sample grant agreement before you apply.

To apply, you must submit your application through the online portal. You’ll need to set up an account when you first log into the portal. The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure online environment.

Apply now for the Bushfire Community Grants program?

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read the guidelines
  • read the sample grant agreement
  • read the sample application form
  • read the mapping tool user guide

Need help?

  • Contact us for help with your application or to find out more.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample application form

Sample grant agreement

Mapping tool user guide

Statutory Declaration

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