The Saving Native Species Program is providing $224.5 million over four years to support the recovery of our unique plants, animals and ecological communities.
The program includes commitments to save the koala, and tackle yellow crazy ants and gamba grass that are threatening our native species.
It will also strengthen conservation planning to better protect threatened species and guide on-ground action.
It is guided by the Threatened Species Action Plan: Towards Zero Extinctions 2022-2032.
The plan maps our pathway to protect, manage and restore Australia’s threatened species and important natural places.
It also identifies 110 priority species and 20 priority places to drive action where it is needed most, and where it will have the biggest impact.
Available Grant Opportunities
Saving Native Species Grants (Priority Species)
The Saving Native Species (Priority Species) Grant opportunity is NOW CLOSED.
The Saving Native Species (Priority Species) Grant opportunity opened on 27 July 2023 and closed on 7 September 2023. For more information please go to the Business Grants Hub or the GrantConnect websites:
The grant seeks to improve trajectories for the priority species from the Threatened Species Action Plan: Towards Zero Extinctions 2022-2032. For this opportunity, $20 million is available until 2025-26.
This grant opportunity will not include projects that fund the koala. For information on koala specific conservation initiatives, refer to the Saving Koalas Fund.
Emergency Actions for Threatened Species Grants
The Emergency Actions for Threatened Species grant opportunity has been developed to prevent new extinctions of native plants and animals. To be eligible for funding, you must first discuss your proposed application with us, and be invited to apply.
The purpose of this grant opportunity is to provide emergency interventions where there is:
- a risk of imminent extinction of one or more native species from a major event (such as a bushfire or flood)
- unanticipated significant impacts to the species within short timeframes
- a rediscovery of a species thought to be extinct that has a very small insecure population.
Applicants will be required to quantify their understanding of impact and timeframe and provide a justified plan of action that will ensure a viable population in the short-term (12 months) and beyond. For further information to help determine if your proposed application may be suitable, please refer to the Emergency Actions for Threatened Species guidance document. Proposed applications that focus on research and/or monitoring activities to search for a particular species thought to be extinct or the location of the species is unknown will not be considered.
To indicate your interest, please contact us at email@example.com.
This grant opportunity may not be available if the Australian Government provides other funding for threatened species and ecological community recovery from specific large events such as extreme and widespread bushfires.
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For further information about the grant opportunity, please go to GrantConnect.