Everyone's Environment grants program
Applications are now open for heritage projects as part of the second round of funding for the Everyone’s Environment grants program.
The Everyone’s Environment grants program is a $12 million community-focused grassroots program to help eligible individuals and organisations carry out activities that tackle environmental degradation and restoration works to conserve Queensland’s cultural heritage.
The heritage phase provides two streams of funding—smaller-scale ($2000 to $10,000 excluding GST) and larger-scale ($10,001 to $40,000 excluding GST) for heritage projects that seek to engage the community in conserving, understanding and appreciating Queensland cultural heritage.
The heritage phase is targeted to support community groups and heritage owners to undertake projects that ensure the conservation and interpretation, access and community engagement with Queensland’s heritage-listed places (state and locally listed) and historic shipwrecks.
What projects and activities are eligible?
Projects and activities on Queensland’s heritage places entered in either the state or a local government’s heritage register, or historic shipwrecks, will be considered for heritage funding under this round. Specifically, these include:
- Projects that conserve original heritage features, improve access to or continued use of a heritage place by the community.
- Development of heritage interpretation activities and/or installations that:
- enhance visitor understanding and engagement
- contribute to the long-term sustainability of the heritage place
- promote and build community recognition of Queensland’s cultural heritage.
- Restoration of heritage parks and gardens.
- Termite inspection and treatment.
- Restumping and other urgent structural works.
Activities that are ineligible to receive funding are detailed in the Everyone’s Environment grants program guidelines—round two heritage phase.
Who is eligible to apply?
- Non-profit incorporated groups or organisations.
- Specialist bodies established to conserve or manage heritage places (e.g. historical and heritage societies).
- Owners of places in the Queensland Heritage Register or a local heritage register who can demonstrate community benefit and involvement. For example, heritage-listed places open to the public, ability to improve public understanding and appreciation of Queensland’s heritage-listed places or historic shipwrecks.
Who is ineligible to apply?
- Local government authorities.
- Government-owned corporations.
- Queensland Government agencies.
- Statutory bodies and authorities
- Australian Government agencies.
How do I apply?
The heritage phase has established two-streams of funding—smaller-scale projects ($2,000 to $10,000 excluding GST) and larger-scale projects ($10,001 to $40,000 excluding GST).
Read the guidelines which contain the terms and conditions, as well as information on how to apply.
Applications for smaller-scale projects ($2,000 to $10,000 excluding GST) will be a one-step process, with a short-form application required. Applications close at 5pm on 3 February 2014 with announcements anticipated in April 2014.
At least two quotes will be required to support activities over $3,000.
Expressions of Interest for larger scale projects (10,001 to $40,000 excluding GST) are now closed.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted in December 2013 and invited to complete a comprehensive application form by 5pm 3 February 2014.
When can I apply?
Applications must be submitted online. If you have any questions regarding the submitting an online application, please email the firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (07) 3330 6360 to discuss.
The deadline for applications for smaller-scale and shortlisted larger-scale projects is 5pm Monday 3 February 2014.
Late applications will not be accepted without prior approval by the Grants Coordinator. Please ensure you allow adequate time to finalise your application online as you will be unable to submit your application after the deadline has passed.
Round Two successful projects
Eighty-three projects will receive almost $3.4 million under Round Two of the Everyone’s Environment program to clean, repair and restore their local environment.
Successful projects that will be receiving funding include:
- feral pig and brumby control in the Southern Gulf of Carpentaria
- revegetation and fencing of Texas Lagoon at Texas township
- restoration of Spotted-tailed Quoll habitat neighbouring the D’Anguilar National Park
- water quality analyses across the Condamine and adjoining Balonne catchments.
View the list of Round Two projects.
Round One successful projects
Seventy-four projects totaling $3 million were funded under Round One of the program.
These included projects to create community and school gardens, protect wildlife habitat for threatened, protected and iconic species, clean-up creeks, waterways and other local areas, control pests and weeds, and restore degraded landscapes.
View the list of Round One recipients.
Email email@example.com or phone (07) 3330 6360 if you have any questions relating to your EOI, or if you would like to discuss your project’s eligibility.
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