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Applications are now open for Round 4—Threatened Species Recovery and Resilience of the Queensland Government’s Community Sustainability Action grants program.

Grants up to $100,000 (ex GST) are available for on-ground projects which benefit threatened flora and fauna species negatively impacted by bushfires and drought in 2019–2020 and projects to build threatened species’ resilience to climate change. 

Activities funded will be those which encourage community/volunteer participation and engagement. Activities may include but are not limited to:

  • flora and fauna surveys and mapping 
  • habitat protection from pests and future climate associated pressures 
  • habitat improvement and restoration activities such as weeding and revegetation 
  • education or awareness programs. 

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 
  • 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 bodies. 

Applicants will be required to demonstrate how their proposed project activities align with a threatened species recovery plan, conservation advice or threat abatement plan. Where this documentation doesn’t exist, proposed project activities should be based on strong evidence such as a scientific paper. 

It is recommended applicants seek technical/scientific advice regarding their proposed project prior to submitting an application. 

Applications close 4pm on Tuesday 7 July 2020.

Program guidelines and application details are available on the Queensland Government website.

If you require further information, email ​​CSAgrants@des.qld.gov.au.

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