Community Action Grants


Applications for Community Action Grants have now closed.

The application period ended at 5pm AEST, Tuesday 2 August 2011.

What are Community Action Grants?

Community Action Grants are a small grants component of the Australian Government's Caring for our Country initiative that aims to help local community groups take action to conserve and protect their natural environment. The grants are targeted towards established local community-based organisations that are successfully delivering projects to support sustainable farming and/or protect and enhance the natural environment.

Each year, investment proposals are sought from environmental, Indigenous, Landcare, Coastcare and sustainable agriculture community groups for grants of between $5000 and $20 000 (GST exclusive) to take action to help protect and conserve Australia's natural resources and environment.

The grants are available to groups currently operating in the environmental and sustainable land management sector, as well as to established and emerging Indigenous organisations. Individuals are not eligible to apply for Community Action Grants.

Community Action Grants support local activities such as tree planting, revegetation, dune rehabilitation, field days, improving land management practices and the recording and use of traditional ecological knowledge.

We anticipate the 2012-13 Community Action Grants round will open in early 2012. Further updates will be posted on the approved grants page and advertised nationally once the round opens.

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Further information

For further information about Community Action Grants