Koala Conservation and Protection – Community Grants – Round 1

The grant opportunity provides grants from $50,000 to up to $200,000 for small-scale community projects and local activities that support the recovery and protection of the Koala.

Closes in 46 days

Closing date: 15 Jul 2022 05:00 PM AEST

What you get?

Grant funding between $50,000 and $200,000.

Who is this for?

Organisations that can deliver community-led small-scale projects and local activities that support the recovery and protection of the Koala.


The intended outcomes of the program are to:

  • improve the extent, quality and connectivity of the nationally listed Koala’s habitat and reduce local threats
  • increase understanding and management of disease and injury affecting Koala health and lift capability in on-ground care, treatment and triage of Koalas
  • improve data and knowledge of Koala populations and health across their range, to support effective decision making and conservation action.

Check if you can apply

You can apply if you meet the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria are a set of rules that describe who we can consider for this grant. You can apply if you:

  • are an eligible entity
  • have an eligible project
  • have eligible expenditure.

The rules are in the grant opportunity guidelines.

How to apply

Check if you’re ready to apply for a grant

Finding a suitable grant opportunity is just the start of the process to get funding. The application process can take time and effort. Understanding the entire process will help you be grant ready and may improve your chances of getting funding.

Use our checklist to find out what it takes to apply for a grant.

When you're ready to apply

Apply using our online portal:

  1. Create or log into your portal account.
  2. Follow the instructions to complete your application.
  3. Submit your application before the close date.

Make sure you include enough detail and supporting evidence in your application to help us decide whether to award you the grant.

Don’t submit the application until it’s complete. You can’t correct a mistake.

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Apply now

Apply for Koala Conservation and Protection – Community Grants: Round 1 Opportunity now

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • grant opportunity guidelines
  • sample application form
  • sample grant agreement.

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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample grant agreement

Sample application form

Mapping tool user guide