National Landcare Program – Environment Small Grants

The National Landcare Program – Environment Small Grants funds projects that improve the quality of the local environment. It achieves this by supporting groups that undertake eligible natural resource management activities.
This grant is currently closed to applications

What do you get?

Grants between $5000 and $50,000, covering up to 100% of project costs.

Who is this for?

Community and environment groups. 


The program supports projects that:

  • protect and conserve Australia’s water, plants and animals and the ecosystems in which they live and interact
  • work in partnership with local communities

The intended outcomes of the program are an increase in the:

  • protection, rehabilitation and restoration of environmental assets
  • natural resource management community’s delivery of biodiversity and natural resources practice

The grant funding available is:

  • 100% of eligible project costs
  • between $5000 and $50,000
  • for a period of up to 12 months


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must:

  • be a legal entity that can enter into a grant agreement with the Commonwealth
  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be 18 years of age or older, if you are applying as an individual

Your project must:

  • include eligible activities and expenditure
  • have at least $5000 in eligible expenditure

Eligible activities must directly relate to the project and must include one or more of the following:

  • weed treatment
  • pest or disease management
  • fencing
  • erosion management
  • revegetation
  • education activities and raising community awareness/participation
  • access management
  • indigenous land and sea country planning
  • recording of indigenous ecological knowledge
  • administration support related to the project

For more information on eligibility please refer to the grant opportunity guidelines.

You are not eligible to apply if you are:

  • a trust (however, an incorporated trustee may apply on behalf of a trust)
  • a Commonwealth, state or local government agency or body (including government business enterprises)
  • one of the 56 regional natural resource management organisations
  • a peak body (a body that represents its members and has a charter of advancing members in terms of development, research, process and advocacy)
  • an umbrella body (a central coordinating organisation such as a network or collective that represents smaller, independent bodies or organisations)
  • an umbrella group with a national or state/territory focus
  • a political party, political organisation or lobbyist

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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

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Frequently asked questions

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Sample final report template

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