Conservation isn't just about National Parks. The PLCG program supports conservation on private land to create habitat corridors between National Parks.
Grants Applications Open: Monday 13 February 2017
Grant Applications Close: Friday 17 March 2017
Grants Announced: Friday 2 June 2017
Reports Due: before Thursday 30th June 2018
Please download and read the 2017 PLCG Guidelines - before you start the application process.
Please note, only one application per property per year is accepted from landholders with one of the following commitments:
To make an application for a Private Land Conservation Grant please apply online.
Please note that you cannot save your application as you go. You may prefer to prepare your information in advance to copy/paste into the online application. If so, please contact the Grants Manager to request an outline of the application form in a word format for the category of grant you're applying for.
As well as completing your report, please email supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The maximum email size is 15MB. If your files are larger, please set up a Dropbox.
Learn more about the successful 2016 PLCG recipients here. Take a look at the Google Map to locate the successful 2016 PLCG recipients to find out where they are making a difference.
To see the 2015 PLCG recipients visit this link. You can also read the case studies about two successful 2015 PLCG recipients - Wahroonga Waterways Landcare and the work carried out at White Leeds Arid Wetlands by Margaret McBride and Steve Radford, download the PAWS Summer 2015/2016 Edition - and take a look at page 15.
The Private Land Conservation Grants is a partnership initiative of the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife and funded by an alliance of not-for-profits and government agencies:
The Private Land Conservation Grants program has been offering grants to owners of properties protected under conservation agreements since 2008. To date, the program has provided almost $2 million to support NSW private landholders undertaking conservation works on their own properties.
With the majority of land in Australia, including in New South Wales, in private ownership, this conservation program is an important complement to the public National Park system. Importantly, private conservation land connects habitats across the state by creating wildlife corridors between National Parks, improving their resilience and integrity.
In 2012, the Foundation was awarded $2 million in funding spread over six years to 2017. This funding came through the NSW Environmental Trust on behalf of the NSW State Government. The aim of the extra funding is to expand the Private Land Grants Program to include different types of conservation agreements and some practical community education programs.