Capricornia Catchments will make available all details of any known funding opportunities that may assist landholders and groups within our area. Please refer to the details below.

Community Grants up for Grabs – open now!

Applications for Fitzroy Bain Association’s community grants, funded thanks to the Australian Government’s National Landcare programme, are now open for projects that help protect our region’s special plants, unique animals or spectacular landscape, and project sites are in Gladstone, Rockhampton, and Yeppoon or on the Capricorn or Curtis Coasts.

Community groups can apply for grants of up to $20,000 to conduct on-ground environmental activities such as revegetation works, removal of marine debris, weed and pest animal management, erosion control strategies and dune restoration. To support these on-ground projects, community groups can also apply for engagement projects aimed to grow community involvement, family friendly public events and educational programs that have an ecological theme, or aim to change attitudes and behaviours towards natural resource management.

For more details, guidelines and application form visit


The SUEZ Community Grants program will partner with organisations that fit with our core philosophy of supporting local participation in social and environmental projects which help create a more sustainable future and build strong thriving communities.

For more information:


Landcare Australia Special Projects Grants: up to $15,000 (ex. GST) – CLOSES 20TH MAY

Landcare Australia is offering grants to Landcare and farming groups to undertake projects that protect environmental assets, address priority issues and improve the health of the environment.

Groups are invited to apply for a grant of up to $15,000 (ex. GST) to support projects that focus on one or more of the following areas:

  •  Biodiversity
  •  Sustainable agriculture

For more information:



Landcare Australia Support Grants 2016 – CLOSES 28th April

The Landcare Australia Support Grants 2016 are intended to help Landcare groups fund projects and activities which will improve the health of the environment in their local area. Groups are invited to apply for a grant of up to $1,000 (GST exclusive) to support such projects and activities. A total of $50,000 is available on a competitive basis.

For more information about eligibility, the assessment process and conditions of receiving a grant can be found here.


Funding from Landcare Australia

Landcare Australia facilitates several exciting funding opportunities for Landcare, Junior Landcare, Landcare Farming and Coastcare groups.

Landcare Australia brokers partnerships with a range of companies to provide resources for Landcare and other community volunteer groups. There are two main grants processes that Landcare Australia use these can be broadly described as ‘Open’ and ‘Closed’ grants processes. The key feature of each are outlined below.



Open grants

This process is predominantly used to manage partnerships focused upon a large number of small value grants.

  • Grants round advertised to the landcare movement through Landcare magazine, social media, newsletters, website and media campaigns whereas the grants criteria is well defined
  • Groups submit applications by completing a standard application which addresses the criteria by the closing date
  • Landcare Australia staff assess the applicants against the criteria and a shortlist of projects provided to the corporate partner for approval
  • Projects approvedand applicants notified of outcome. Letter of offer sent to successful applicants and projects implemented

Closed grants

For a number of funding partners their focus is to financially support a small number of projects on targeted topics or in targeted areas. In these cases, Landcare Australia uses its knowledge of the Landcare and other community volunteer groups to match funding partners to appropriate projects. In order to effectively do this, Landcare Australia needs to maintain a high degree of knowledge of group priorities. The easiest way this is achieved is through groups updating their priority projects on the National Landcare Directory.

Junior Landcare Grants

Through the Junior Landcare Grants Program, any school or organisation (including youth groups, scouts, day care centres etc.) that would like to involve their students in Landcare projects, in partnership with local Landcare groups, can apply for grants to assist them with the cost of their projects.

For more information on Junior Landcare Grants visit:

For other current funding opportunities relevant to Landcare, but not managed by Landcare Australia, or if you have a funding opportunity you would like to promote, please visit the LIFE website.

lifeL.I.F.E – Landcare is For Everyone

If you are involved in environmental conservation work in your local community, school or group, you might sometimes need a bit of a helping hand along the way. Landcare Australia offers a number of grants programs to the Landcare community through its corporate partnerships.


Keep an eye on this page to see what funding opportunities are available and whether they suit the type of work you’re doing.

LIFE Funding

Expressions of Interest