Grants – Other

Tasmanian Bushfire Mitigation Grants Program 2017-2018 Round

The Tasmanian Bushfire Mitigation Grants Program (TBMGP) is now open for the third round of funding.

Funding for the program is derived from the National Bushfire Mitigation Program, a partnership between the Commonwealth and the States and Territories to reduce the impact of bushfires and build a more disaster resilient Australia.

Projects that build community resilience, contribute to the reduction of fuel loads through land management strategies and research that contributes to preparedness and resilience are encouraged to apply for the funding.

Organisations eligible to apply under the program are State Government agencies, local councils, non-profit organisations and universities and other research institutions. Projects are funded on a cost-sharing basis, with the grant contributing up to 50 per cent of the cost.

Applications close 31st January 2017 and projects are expected to begin mid-year. For more information, please see


Ian Potter Foundation- Opens 7 November 2016

The Ian Potter Foundation makes grants across a broad range of sectors and endeavours. Our grants are managed through nine program areas: Arts, Community Wellbeing, Education, Environment & Conservation, Health & Disability, International Learning and Development, Medical Research, Science, Travel, and Conference.

The majority of their grants are made in response to applications and/or an expression-of-interest (EoI), although occasionally grants may be made in response to a need or opportunity pro-actively identified by the Foundation. The latter are usually major funding initiatives. The Ian Potter Foundation can only make grants to organisations with BOTH Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status.The Foundation will not consider applications below $100k in the Environment & Conservation program area. The Foundation does not fund pure research in this area.

It is important that you check the Eligibility section to ensure your organisation meets these Australian Tax Office requirements.


Norman Wettenhall Grants – open 20 December 2016

A range of grant opportunities available:

  • Small Environmental Grant Scheme
  • Leadership Development Grants

There are four grant rounds a year – February, May, August and November.

Here are the opening dates. There are no closing dates, the round closes when there a suitable number and spread of applications. This usually happens within a month to 6 weeks of opening.

  • February 2016 – done
  • May 2016 – done
  • August 2016 – done
  • November 2016 – grant round opens 27th September 2016
  • February 2017 – grant round opens 20th December 2016


Control tools and technologies for established pest animals and weeds competitive grants programme

The Australian Government is supporting farmers and the community to tackle established pest animals and weeds through a competitive grants programme. Approximately $10 million is available in 2016–17 to support the development of, and/or improvement to innovative and forward-thinking control tools and technologies.

Applications close 23 January 2017.