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2021 Bushfire Restoration Grants

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 funds to support revegetation 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 parks agency

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:

In this program the maximum grant available is $5,000.

Grants will cover projects/activities that are carried out over a 6-12 months period of time.
Grants made available through this program are one off. In some instances, part-funding may be offered.

Applications seeking up to $5,000 that show value for money and include co-contributions will be given preference.

Projects requiring more than $5,000 (to a maximum of $10,000) may be eligible for this round. Please commence your application and contact FNPW to discuss your project prior to the closing date for applications.

FNPW Bushfire Recovery Project Manager: Trudiann Dale or Ph: 0484 578 015.

What you need to apply:

Applicants will need to supply the following eligibility information:

  • Identify if the applicant is an individual, group or organisation;
  • An ABN;
  • Evidence of current insurance status – public liability and/or professional indemnity
  • Bank account details including BSB, branch & account details
  • Physical and postal addresses.

To be eligible for funding applicants must provide:

  • evidence of permission from the landowners for the activities to be undertaken

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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 Recovery Restoration – Application Form

When you can apply:

Applications are assessed upon submission.

Applications open: June 10 2021
Applications close: ongoing
Pre-assessments completed: within 5 days of application.
Assessments complete: on a monthly basis all applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application within one month of submission.


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: