Providing support for people undertaking projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment, in land, sea or air, rural or urban. We support grassroots organisations and individuals, and academics who are working with on-ground community groups.
We are looking for projects around:
- flora and fauna conservation (Australia-wide)
- threatened mammal conservation (Australia-wide)
These projects should involve any of the following:
- monitoring, recording and sharing data
- delivering community education
- providing community capacity building (e.g. training)
- research and science
-Projects must be directly making positive changes to biodiversity conservation in Australia.
-Projects should have some short term outputs, but also have long term objectives and values.
-Projects should show the following: enthusiasm, collaboration, passion, innovation.
-We are most interested in projects that use citizen science; or are about community education that leads to conservation.
-We are keen to hear about your results, so you must be prepared to submit a final report when your project is completed.
-We can’t fund individual property owners.
-According to our constitution we cannot fund wildlife rescue or rehabilitation organisations.
- Read the Can you Apply page first.
- If you’re still unsure whether to submit an EOI, email with a quick paragraph on your project.
- Read this paper if you are going to apply for funds for a nest box project. Go here for further reading on nest boxes.
- Read here if you want to apply for funding for a project relating to the Malleefowl.
- SEGS Application Process– the EOI is the first stage (just two questions) and if your project fits, then you go on to Stage 2 with a bunch of other questions, listed in this document.
- Frequently Asked Questions – your question might get answered here.
- Dates for applying – we have four rounds every year.
- Apply here – here is the online application form, which only appears live when a grant round is open.
The Small Environmental Grants Scheme is proudly supported by private donors, the RE Ross Trust, the Albert George and Nancy Caroline Youngman Trust, Biophilia Foundation, Diana and Brian Snape AM, The Williams Fund, Purryburry Trust, Vera Moore Foundation, and The William Buckland Foundation.