Community & Volunteer Action Grants funding aims to support practical community efforts to deliver conservation projects on public and private land.

Grants between $5,000 and up to $50,000 will be provided to successful applicants to support communities in efforts to conserve their local biodiversity and threatened species.

Funding of up to $1 million is available for these grants in 2017.

The program will support a wide range of projects and activities that help to protect, improve and expand habitats for our native plants and animals.  Support will also be available for activities that address threats to local biodiversity values and help communities better understand and manage local native species and natural environments.

Pinkerton Link Project received funding as part of the Threatened Species Protection Initiative and Round 1 of the Community Volunteer Action Grants. The project was delivered by Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group Inc. and Conservation Volunteers Australia.

Who can apply?

Community and volunteer groups (both urban and rural), Traditional Owner groups, not-for profit environmental organisations and schools primarily focused on environmental projects such as biodiversity conservation or habitat protection and restoration projects.

Before applying

Before applying online please carefully read the Guidelines for Community & Volunteer Action Grants:

Guidelines (PDF, 1.0 MB)

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 47.5 KB)

How to attach a Map for Community & Volunteer Action grants (PDF, 577.4 KB)

Successful Projects

Click here to view successful projects from 2017.

Contact information

Contact the Grants Information Line on 1300 366 356 between 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday.