The Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville, has launched the Threatened Species Protection Initiative, to support immediate action on threatened species and habitat protection.
The Threatened Species Protection Initiative will support threatened species’ survival through on-ground activities such as habitat creation and restoration and site protection.
The Initiative secures $2 million in Community Volunteer Action Grants, which will support local groups to undertake grassroots threatened species projects such as revegetating areas, building fences, species monitoring and establishing suitable habitats.
The Initiative takes an innovative, partnership approach to threatened species protection, that recognises and harnesses the effectiveness of grassroots action in making change happen quickly.
Funding is available through two grant schemes:
1. Community Volunteer Action Grants ($2 million)
Grants between $2,000 and $20,000 – close 22 September 2015
2. Strategic Action and Critical Partnerships Grants ($3 million)
No funding cap – close 8 September 2015
More information on the Initiative, including grant guidelines and how to apply, is available here.