Australia’s natural environment is deteriorating and the scale of the task to reverse this decline is beyond government and individual landholders.
In response, the Australian Government is developing a Nature Repair Market that will enable the private sector and others to more easily invest in nature repair and create opportunities for landholders.
The Innovative Biodiversity Monitoring Grants Program encourages innovative, fit-for-purpose solutions for lower cost biodiversity monitoring. The monitoring will support the delivery of environmental outcomes from a Nature Repair Market that have an appropriately high level of integrity.
This grant opportunity will:
- provide innovative biodiversity baseline assessment and monitoring technologies and approaches to be deployed in the nature repair market
- enable assessment and monitoring capability to support confidence in the integrity of the nature repair market
- lower the costs of project monitoring compared to more traditional approaches, and
- deliver a range of monitoring technologies and approaches that can be deployed across the various Australian environments.
The program has funding of up to $8 million over three years from 2022-23 to 2024-25.
Applications for grant funding are open from 27 April to 24 May 2023. Applications are open to any of the following entities:
- an entity incorporated in Australia
- an entity limited by guarantee
- an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
- an incorporated association
- a joint (consortia) application with a lead organisation, provided you have a lead organisation who is the main driver of the project and is eligible to apply
- a registered charity or not-for-profit organisation
- all higher education providers listed at Table A and Table B of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (Cth)
- corporate Commonwealth entities
- State and Territory business enterprises which undertake publicly funded research
- an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006.
Entities must also:
- have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
- be registered for the purposes of GST
- have an account with an Australian financial institution.
We encourage applicants from across Australia. Relevant projects could include, but are not limited to, remote sensing, artificial intelligence, edge computing and citizen/landholder science.
Apply now at: GrantConnect.
You can read more about the Nature Repair Market at:
Nature Repair Market Bill 2023 – Parliament of Australia (aph.gov.au)
For general enquiries about the Innovative Biodiversity Monitoring grants program, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 1800 329 055.
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