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FNPW grants for landholders now open

Sunday, 18th December 2022

FNPW grants for landholders now open

The Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife (FNPW) is currently open to applications for the 4th round of their Bushfire Recovery Restoration Grant. Individual landholders, community organisations, and govt agencies working on public land, are eligible to apply for grants of up to $5,000 for projects within Local Govt Areas affected by the 2019/20 bushfires. This is a rolling grant round which will be open until 30 April 2023 or until all funds are expended.

Priority will be given to projects and organisations that meet some of the below criteria. Plants may be sourced from your local provenance nursery and funding is available for site protection and bush regeneration work as well as revegetation, with a goal of planting 1 million trees by 2025.

  • Planting 1,000 or more trees sourced from an FNPW bushfire recovery nursery.
  • Show community or volunteer engagement within the project activities.
  • Undertake work over a 3ha minimum area, reinforcing areas of existing native vegetation in good condition, including areas adjacent to protected areas, within vegetation corridors and/or riparian zones, or which provide habitat stepping-stones.
  • Support collaboration with Traditional Owners and Indigenous organisations and the engagement of Aboriginal contractors.
  • For more details

    Find the application form at

    Alongside the Bushfire Recovery Restoration Grant, FNPW's Fire Wise Project is now underway in 10 LGAs throughout the country, including in the Bega region in New South Wales. The aim of the project is to help communities mitigate bushfire risk through community based natural resource management initiatives. It will investigate and document appropriate plant species selection and develop planting methodologies which reduce the impact of catastrophic bushfire events.

    Relevant community groups are currently being engaged in the development of a training program and educational resource materials. They are also being supported to develop seedbanks and propagate plants in community nurseries so that seedlings will be available for both suppression and revegetation plantings to assist prevention of and recovery after bushfire. Living seedbanks and demonstration sites will be planted and landholders will be supported to undertake Fire Wise planting on their own sites.

    Contact Sandy Eager, Landscape Resilience Manager, for details:

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