CONSERVATION PROJECT GRANTS
FNPW funds conservation all around Australia.
The conservation of habitat, threatened species, and cultural heritage are priorities for us, as are accessible National Parks and environmental
FNPW Grant Funding
The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife invites grant applications for conservation projects. The purpose of our Conservation Project Grants is to assist in the protection of our native species, habitats, landscapes and cultural heritage.
Grants are available for both field projects and education programs that have a direct outcome for nature conservation in Australia. All proposals
are evaluated by FNPW's Projects Committee based on funding priorities, funds available and quality and quantity of projects submitted.
FNPW may support approved projects through untied funds that belong to FNPW, or it may choose to run a targeted public appeal or seek third
party sponsorship for the project.
The Conservation Project Grants aim to fund urgent and high priority projects in the following Focus Areas:
- Land and Water - Protection, restoration, rehabilitation and revegetation of degraded habitats to ensure their ability
to sustain native species.
- Threatened Species - Scientific research with tangible conservation outcomes and on-ground works to conserve Australia’s
- Cultural Heritage - Conserving and celebrating Australia’s cultural heritage as part of the gift we leave to future generations.
- Parks for People - Improving National Park facilities for the enjoyment of all, to foster and encourage the appreciation
Grant amounts vary greatly, from AUD $5,000 to $15,000.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
Applications for Conservation Project Grants are by invitation only.
FNPW considers proposals for funding from:
- Federal and state National Park agencies
- Agencies working with National Park agencies to increase the amount of protected high conservation value land or for the benefit of Australia’s
natural and cultural heritage
When Can You Apply?
Your project should:
- Identify specific needs and problems
- Outline objectives that meet identified needs or problems
- Be based on an achievable budget and timetable
- Be sustainable i.e. provide ongoing benefits rather than one-off events, and not require ongoing support for lengthy periods
- Provide opportunities and benefits to community
- Identify any other parties who have been approached for funding
- Provide demonstrable expertise and experience in project management and implementation
- Demonstrate sound financial management and administrative efficiency
Preference will be given to those projects which:
- Address a need/problem within one of the focus area
- Demonstrate tangible outcome(s) to meet the identified need/problem
- Create opportunities for community involvement and participation
- Create awareness in the community through media, education, displays etc
- Have benefits that extend beyond the life of the project
- Provide value for money
- Include project monitoring and evaluation
- Are realistic in scope
Conservation Project Grant applications are assessed by FNPW's Projects Committee.
The application process is as follows:
- Complete an online application form
- Your application will be checked to ensure it is completed satisfactorily
- The Projects Committee evaluates all proposals received
- The Project Committee notifies the Board of the evaluation results
- You will be notified of the success of your application.
Note: Not all approved projects will be funded as FNPW may not be able to secure a sponsor or may not be able to allocate
sufficient free funds. If your project falls into this category, your project will be kept on file for one year in case
funding is secured at a later time. You will be notified of the status of your project after evaluation.