Koala Applied Research South East Queensland grants now open

Applications are now open for Round 7—Koala Applied Research South East Queensland (SEQ) of the Queensland Government’s Community Sustainability Action grant program.

Applications close at 4pm on 13 February 2023.

Grants of up to $100,000 (excluding GST) are available for eligible recipients to undertake practical and applied research projects into koala habitat protection and restoration, threat mitigation and community partnerships to support long-term koala conservation in SEQ.

Grant funding will only be provided for projects that benefit koalas located within the Queensland Government’s Koala Habitat Mapping for SEQ.

Projects funded will be those that contribute to koala conservation and encourage community/volunteer participation and engagement. This may include but is not limited to:

  • applied research into developing and protecting koala habitat
  • application of new methods and technologies to mitigate threats to koala populations
  • community and stakeholder engagement projects to improve community understanding of koalas and achieve koala conservation outcomes.

Applications will be accepted from:

  • properly established incorporated associations (incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981)
  • Australian charities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)
  • not-for-profit organisations registered under the Corporations Act 2001
  • Indigenous corporations incorporated under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cwlth)
  • tertiary education institutions administered by the Commonwealth or State
  • Natural Resource Management (NRM) bodies.

For further information, including program guidelines, visit the Queensland Government website.

All applications must be submitted using the online SmartyGrants application system.

Applications close at 4pm on 13 February 2023.