The Private Land Conservation Grant Program is funded by the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife and its partner organisations. It provides small grants to support NSW landowners who have a conservation protection mechanism on their land, and for education and training in conservation.

The Private Land Conservation Grants Program recognises and supports landholders for activities which enhance the biodiversity conservation value of their registered properties.


The Private Land Conservation Grants is a partnership initiative of the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife and funded by an alliance of not-for-profits and government agencies including:

  • Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife
  • Major funder: New South Wales Environmental Trust
  • Office of Environment and Heritage’s Conservation Partners Program
  • Nature Conservation Trust of New South Wales
  • Paddy Pallin Foundation
  • Wildlife Land Trust
  • Diversicon Environmental Foundation
  • Community Environment Network
  • Local Land Services

The Private Land Conservation Grants program has been offering grants to owners of properties protected under conservation agreements since 2008. To date, the program has provided more than $1 million to support NSW private landholders undertaking conservation works on their own properties.

With the majority of land in Australia, including in New South Wales, in private ownership, this conservation program is an important complement to the public national park system. Importantly, private conservation land connects habitats across the state by creating wildlife corridors between national parks, improving their resilience and integrity.

In 2012, the Foundation was awarded $2 million in funding spread over six years to 2017. This funding came through the NSW Environmental Trust on behalf of the NSW State Government. The aim of the extra funding is to expand the Private Land Grants Program to include different types of conservation agreements and some practical community education programs.

2015 Funding Round: Important Dates

  • Grants Applications Open: Monday 2 February 2015
  • Grant Applications Close: Friday 20 March 2015
  • Grants Announced: Monday 1 June 2015
  • Reports Due: before Tuesday 30 June 2016

For further information about aplying please head to Private Land Conservation Grant Program or read the Guidlines

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