Small Environmental Grant Scheme

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The Small Environmental Grant Scheme will provide support for groups or individuals undertaking projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment, in land, sea or air, rural or urban.

At the moment we are looking for projects around flora and fauna conservation, threatened mammal conservation, and landscape restoration and education. These projects should involve any of the following:

  • monitoring, recording and sharing data
  • delivering community education
  • providing community capacity building (e.g. skills training, organisation)
  • research and science

The Norman Wettenhall Foundation board of Trustees will score applications with a set of criteria in mind. These are the things that they will look for in a project:

  • clear aims – what is the overall goal of the project?
  • significance – why is the project needed? What makes it important and significant?
  • methodology – how will you achieve your aims: what methods will be used?
  • partnerships and collaboration – describe your intended partners and their roles
  • outcomes – what are the changes, benefits, learning or other effects that happen as a result of your work? How will your outcomes influence the natural living environment in the short and/or long term?
  • innovation – describe how you think your project is innovating or interesting
  • evaluation – how will you evaluate the success of your project, i.e. how will you know if your project has been successful in achieving its aims?
  • budget – is your budget realistic and appropriate?

Application Process as a chart

Have a look at the Can you Apply page to see more details on eligibility. Please don’t waste your time filling in the EOI – see if you are eligible first.

I also recommend you read the section on Frequently Asked Questions.

There are four grant rounds each year – see Dates for applying for a list of opening and closing dates.

The Small Environmental Grants Scheme is proudly supported by private donors, and the RE Ross Trust, The William Buckland Foundation, The Yulgilbar Foundation, and sub-funds at the Australian Communities Foundation.