Up to $1M is available to protect and enhance the existing native vegetation in Tasmania’s Native Forests.
The Biodiversity Fund: Investing in Tasmania’s Native Forests 2013-14 will invest in projects in Tasmania over three years to support the Tasmanian Forest Agreement’s conservation outcomes.
Tasmania’s forests have a national and international reputation for their unique natural and visual splendour. This vegetation has significant environmental values. By investing in Tasmania’s native ecosystems, we are securing biodiversity and carbon storage outcomes and supporting resilient landscapes in a changing climate.
Through this round we will fund projects that help improve the condition and connectivity of native vegetation within reserves or in areas prescribed for reservation by the Tasmanian Forest Agreement 2012.
In addition, we are also seeking projects outside these areas, which improve connectivity between the areas described above.
The Biodiversity Fund provides funding to build connectivity and resilience in the landscape by promoting biodiverse carbon plantings and revegetation, management of existing biodiverse carbon stores and managing pests in a connected landscape. All applicants should demonstrate how their project aligns with at least one of the Biodiversity Fund themes:
Projects can take place on private land or public land, and include vegetation types other than forests, such as grasslands or riparian areas. This will secure biodiversity and biodiverse carbon outcomes by supporting resilient landscapes in a changing climate; and have positive impacts on areas of important conversation value.
The Biodiversity Fund complements other Australian Government initiatives including the Carbon Farming Initiative and Caring for our Country to achieve a healthier, more productive and more sustainable Australia.
The Biodiversity Fund is seeking applications that improve the condition and connectivity of native forests in Tasmania (excluding Macquarie Island), particularly those with important conservation value, such as those native forests identified through the Tasmanian Forest Agreement 2012.
The program is seeking projects that improve the extent and quality of native vegetation already within reserves, or in areas prescribed for reservation by the Tasmanian Forest Agreement 2012.
In addition, we are seeking projects outside these areas that will improve the extent of high quality vegetation connecting or supporting the biodiversity outcomes in these reserves. These projects could take place on private land or public land, and include vegetation types other than forests, such as grasslands or riparian areas. This will secure biodiversity outcomes and increase carbon stores by supporting resilient landscapes in a changing climate; and have positive impacts on areas of important conversation value.
The Biodiversity Fund is seeking applications that demonstrate best practice conservation and management practices and promote resilient landscapes in a changing climate.
Projects that are eligible for the Biodiversity Fund: Investing in Tasmania’s Native Forests 2013–14 must address one or more of the following:
- Protecting and enhancing existing native vegetation
- Managing invasive species in a connected landscape
- Biodiverse plantings
Total grant funding for a project must be a minimum value of $100 000 and a maximum of $1 million (GST exclusive).
Applications close 2pm AEST 12 June 2013.
Writing a good quality grant application is a critical element in the application process. An application needs to be well thought through, written concisely, have clear objectives and purpose, and show clear links to the objectives of the grant guidelines.
The grant application must answer all questions, provide all required information and respond to the merit criteria. It should also reflect your organisation’s business strategy.
Writing a good application takes time and effort, and requires particular writing skills.
Bulletpoint are expert grant consultants and can assist with all aspects of grant preparation.
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For the biodiversity fund we can assist you to demonstrate: