Bark Scorch - Grants for Nature Conservation - FNPW

Bushfire Restoration Grants

Tree Planting

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife invites applications to support tree planting projects as part of bushfire restoration projects in and around regions impacted by the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires.

BUSHFIRE RECOVERY PROJECT GOAL: To plant one million trees in and around the 2019-2020 bushfire impacted areas in Qld, NSW, Vic, and SA by Dec 2024

Goals of the grant round: To provide trees from the FNPW Bushfire Recovery Nurseries for restoration activities in and around bushfire impacted areas.


Who is eligible to apply:

Applicants may be eligible to apply for the grant if they are:

  • Community-based groups or organisations, or
  • Individuals who can show experience with large scale plantings and project management, or
  • Australian organisations with an ABN
  • National Parks and Wildlife Services or other Government agencies working with state NPWS

Projects must be implementing bushfire restoration works in one of the Local Government Areas (LGA’s) listed by State or Commonwealth Government.

Find your region:

What you can apply for:

Grants in this round are for in-kind support for the supply of trees only. No financial support is provided.

Trees provided as in-kind are to be sourced through one of the FNPW Bushfire Recovery Nurseries. A minimum of 1,000 trees (>3m) for all orders. Approximately 50,000 trees are available in nurseries as of March 31 for planting in 2021*. 

Trees are available in 2021 at the following nurseries:

Friends of the Koala (Lismore, NSW) – approx. 36,000 currently available
Hawkesbury City Council (Windsor, NSW) – 7,000 currently available
Greening Australia (ACT) – 5,000 currently available

*Numbers of trees and locations of nurseries will be updated as more become available and as applications are received. Please continue to check this page for updated information or if you are in a state not currently listed please submit an EOI for future rounds.

What you need to apply:

Applicants will need to supply the following information:

  • a completed species list order form from one of the FNPW Bushfire Recovery Nurseries
  • an ABN or a Statement of Supplier form (linked form is in the application)
  • evidence of current insurance status – public liability and/or professional indemnity
  • a copy of a risk assessment form which includes COVID-19 mitigation strategies
  • dates of planting

TEMPLATE – Tree planting Risk Assessment

Priority will be given to projects and organisations that undertake work in or around national parks or state managed conservation areas

If you have any questions in regards to these eligibility criteria, please contact Project Manager Trudiann Dale  or Ph: 0484 578 015

SAMPLE – FNPW Bushfire Restoration (Tree_Planting) – Application Form

When you can apply:

Applications are assessed upon submission.

Applications open: April 1, 2021
Applications close: ongoing
Pre-assessments completed: within 5 days of application.
Applicants notified: within 14 days of application.
Decision and contact to all applicants will be made via email within 14 days of application.


How you will report on your grant

A final report for the project must be submitted online via the SmartyGrants portal within three months of tree planting and must including evidence of volunteer numbers, planting site details, photos.

SAMPLE – FNPW Bushfire Restoration Grant – Final Report


Further support

Templates and samples of forms that can be used to support your application that can be found above.

If you need further support for your application please contact:

FNPW staff member Trudiann Dale on who can provide additional information on the grant round

For technical help for the SmartyGrants system through: