Grants and funding

Threatened Species Research Grants

The Queensland Threatened Species Research Grants provide up to $150,000 (ex GST) to eligible recipients to support research projects which will improve our understanding of Queensland’s threatened flora and fauna species and assist in their conservation and recovery. A total of up to $500,000 in funding is available in this round of grants.

Projects funded will be those that undertake research activities and develop actionable information assisting the recovery of one or more species listed as threatened under either the Queensland Nature Conservation Act 1992 or those that occur in Queensland and are listed as threatened under the Commonwealth Government’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

For further information, including grants program guidelines application information, visit the Threatened Species Research Grants web page.

Environmental Recovery Program: Rainfall and Flooding Events of 2021-2022 severe weather season - $28.9 million

The Department of Environment and Science is administering the $28.9 million Environmental Recovery Package (ERP) provided under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) Category D Exceptional Circumstances on behalf of Queensland Reconstruction Authority. This ERP has been designed to support rehabilitation and restoration of rain and flood-affected environments and environmental assets impacted by the multiple significant rainfall and flooding events over the 2021–2022 severe weather season.

For more information, program guidelines and how to apply, visit the Environmental Recovery Grants page.

Flying-Fox Roost Management – Local Government Grants Program

The Queensland Government will deliver $2 million in grant funding over the next four years (2021–2024) to assist local governments in Queensland to mitigate the impacts of flying-fox roosts on their communities and to better support residents and businesses to co-exist with flying-foxes.

For more information, Program Guidelines and how to apply, visit the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Grants to local government page.

Illegal dumping

Find out what funding and grants are available to assist local government with illegal dumping prevention.

Land Restoration Fund Pilot Projects Program

In 2019, the Land Restoration Fund (LRF) Pilot Projects Program allocated $5 million in funding for projects to expand the scope of Queensland’s carbon farming industry through market development and on-ground projects.

Community Sustainability Action grants

The Community Sustainability Action grants are providing grant funding to eligible community groups and individuals for innovative projects which seek to address climate change, conserve Queensland’s natural and built environment and protect our unique wildlife.


NatureAssist is a grants program where money is paid to landholders who are willing to sign a nature refuge agreement over part or all of the property, conserving it as a habitat for wildlife.

Not all applications are accepted. NatureAssist is a competitive tender process and only the tenders that offer the best value for money in protecting and managing conservation values are chosen.

More information on the NatureAssist funding program is available on the Queensland Government website.

Other grants

Find a grant or call 13 QGOV (13 74 68) for information about our funding and grants programs.

Related information

Wildlife conservation and recovery - Community assistance