Up to $4M is available for projects that store carbon, enhance biodiversity and build greater environmental resilience across the Australian landscape.
The Biodiversity Fund assists land managers to store carbon, enhance biodiversity and build greater environmental resilience across the Australian landscape. It provides support for the establishment of native vegetation or better management of existing native vegetation.
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:
- Protecting and enhancing existing native vegetation
- Managing invasive species in a connected landscape
- Biodiverse plantings
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.
Applications are currenlty closed.
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.
For the biodiversity fund we can assist you to demonstrate:
- the extent to which the project will have long term benefits beyond the life of the project funding, in light of changing environmental conditions.
- how they intend to manage the area following completion of the project. Favourable consideration will be given to applicants that
- a commitment to management of the site for a period of ten years from the completion date of the project.
- the extent to which a project achieves value for money in light of the overall project cost, contribution of funds from the applicant, third parties or consortium members and amount of Commonwealth funding sought for the proposal.
- whether budget items are consistent with the activities and or sites identified in the project description
- potential for additional revenue has been factored into the project budget