Voluntary Conservation Program grants

Grants are available for members of Council’s Voluntary Conservation Programs including Voluntary Conservation Agreements, Land for Wildlife, and Backyards for Wildlife. The grants assist landholders to complete environmental projects on their properties which aim to protect and enhance native vegetation and wildlife habitat.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to read the Voluntary Conservation Program Grant Guidelines, Terms and Conditions [PDF 345KB] to determine their eligibility and for further information about the grant application.

When can I apply?

The 2018 grant round has closed. If you would like to apply in future the Voluntary Conservation Program grants will open again in September 2019.

How much can I apply for?

Individual grants are available up to a maximum of:

  • $2,500 per Voluntary Conservation Agreement property
  • $750 for a Land for Wildlife
  • $500 for Backyards for Wildlife

How to apply

The 2018 grant round has closed. If you would like to apply in future the Voluntary Conservation Program grants will open again in September 2019.

2018 grant acquittals

Projects must be completed, and acquittal documentation submitted online by midnight Sunday, 2 June 2019. Any applicants from previous grant rounds that have provided late acquittals without reasonable notice or information may not be considered for future applications.

To complete your 2018 grant acquittal, smarty grants website and log in using the same log in details as your original application.

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