If you are interested in applying for a grant for environmental work on a Shire reserve, contact the Environmental team to discuss your project.
Many Friends groups and other small community groups seek additional funding through community grants. The list below is not a comprehensive grants guide as grant opportunities are dynamic and often reflect changes in government and subsequent policy. Grants will require endorsement from the Shire of Kalamunda for any projects on Shire managed land. The Shire may also be able to manage grant funds for Friends Group, if the group is not incorporated. The Shire could potential be a project partner and provide some in kind support to your project, or assist you in preparing a successful application.
Some funding opportunities are listed below
2015 Swan River Trust and Alcoa Landcare Program (SALP) grants
SALP is the Swan River Trust & Alcoa Landcare Program. This grant funds small NRM projects < $50,000. This grant is ideal for Friends Groups and may be in partnership with the Shire of Kalamunda needing help with on ground works. This grant can fund the purchase of seedlings and contractors to assist with weed control. Applications generally open late February with SALP recipients completing and returning the SALP reporting template prior to the end of March the following year.
Guidelines and applications for community groups to apply for 2015 SALP grants can be downloaded from the Perth Region NRM website (http://www.perthregionnrm.com/). Applications close on Thursday 12th June 2014. For more information please contact:
(08) 9374 3333
2015 STATE NRM GRANTS
The State Natural Resource Management (NRM) Program is a Western Australian Government initiative providing funding to protect WA's environment and natural resources.
Community groups can apply for grants between $10 000 and $50 000 for activities that help conserve, restore, rehabilitate or enhance a local natural area or conserve biodiversity.
Grants are available for on-ground works, as well as planning, training, and resource assessment activities.
Schools, industry groups, not-for-profit organisations, local governments and environment action groups in regional and metropolitan areas of Western Australia can apply.
Applications for the 2014/15 grants close Friday 20 June 2014.
Visit the State NRM Office website for more information.
Lotterywest Natural Heritage Grants
Lotterywest, through their Natural Heritage Grants, fund community projects that conserve natural habitats and maintain the diversity of animal and plant species, examples include:
- Planting local species of trees and vegetation
- Linking areas of vegetation with bush corridors (40 or more meters wide)
- Fencing remnant vegetation and wetlands
- Controlling weeds, animals, disease and fire
- Preparing newsletters, pamphlets or training to educate people about conservation
- Providing the equipment needed for a conservation project
Information available at http://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/grants
Other Grants Information
For more information regarding grants and related resources please view the following websites:
Government of WA - Dept of Local Government Grant Directory
Grants Directory - http://grantsdirectory.dlg.wa.gov.au/
Australian Government Dept. of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government Grants
Some organisations and consultancies produce comprehensive Grants Guides for purchase:
- Yarramine Environmental, National Environmental Grants Guide: www.yarramine.com.au
- Easy Grants Newsletter and Database: www.ourcommunity.com.au (search: Easy grants)
- Dept of Commerce - Associations and Charities Branch: www.commerce.wa.gov.au (search: Associations)
Other Useful Resources and Contacts for Specific Grants:
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