Community Sustainability Action grants

The Community Sustainability Action grants provide 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.

The program supports locally based, community driven projects which encourage real change in Queensland communities.

For more information, please email csagrants@des.qld.gov.au or call the grant program office on 3330 6360.

Current rounds open for applications

Round 8—Community Heritage

Applications are now open for Round 8 – Community Heritage of the Community Sustainability Action grants program.

Grants of up to $50,000 (excluding GST) will be provided to support eligible recipients using best practice to conserve places entered on the Queensland Government’s Heritage Register (heritage-listed places) that are, or will be, accessible to the public and which:

  • promote the heritage conservation values of the heritage-listed place; and
  • demonstrate engagement with the local community or tourists visiting the area.

Projects funded will be those that:

  • facilitate or improve community access to the heritage-listed place, including through the use of digital technologies that provide immersive experiences; and
  • demonstrate how the heritage-listed place will engage with the local community and/or tourists.

More information is available in the Round 8 – Community Heritage guidelines (PDF, 814.2 KB) .

All applications must be submitted using the online SmartyGrants application system.

Applications close 4pm on Monday, 25 March 2024.

Successful grant recipients

To date, a total of over $26.9 million has been allocated to 759 projects under the Community Sustainability Action grant program.

View a list of the current and previous Community Sustainability Action grant recipients.

Closed rounds

Round 7—Community Sustainable Spaces

Successful applicants under Round 7—Community Sustainable Spaces have been announced.

A total of 42 projects have been successful in applying for $900,000 in grant funding. See details of the successful projects.

More information is available in the Round 7—Community Sustainable Spaces program guidelines (PDF, 1 MB) .

Round 7—Community Climate Action

Successful applicants under Round 7—Community Climate Action have been announced.

A total of 68 projects have been successful in applying for more than $3.4 million in grant funding. See details of the successful projects.

More information is available in the Round 7—Community Climate Action guidelines (PDF, 1 MB) .

Round 6—Community Climate Action

Successful applicants under Round 6—Community Climate Action have been announced.

A total of 39 projects have been successful in applying for more than $1.1 million in grant funding. See details of the successful projects.

More information is available in the Round 6—Community Climate Action guidelines (PDF, 572.8 KB) .

Round 6—Conservation—Community Engagement on Queensland’s National Parks and State Forests

Successful applicants under Round 6—Conservation—Community Engagement of Queensland’s National Parks and State Forests have been announced.

A total of 43 projects have been successful in applying for more than $779,000 in grant funding. See details of the successful projects.

More information is available in the Round 6—Conservation—Community Engagement on Queensland’s National Parks and State Forests guidelines (PDF, 804.7 KB) .

Round 5—Litter and Marine Debris Clean up and Prevention

Successful applicants under Round 5—Litter and Marine Debris Clean Up and Prevention have been announced.

A total of 28 projects have been successful in applying for more than $1.1 million in grant funding for projects which seek to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and/or litter and marine debris in our environment. See details of the successful projects.

More information is available in the Round 5 – Litter and Marine Debris Clean up and Prevention guidelines (PDF, 1.2 MB) .

In 2021-2022, an additional $1.6 million was made available to 17 community groups under this category to assist with the clean-up of debris and litter in flood-affected communities between the Gold Coast and Wide Bay.

Round 2—Environmental Conservation

Successful applicants under Round 2—Environmental Conservation have been announced.

A total of 55 projects have been successful in applying for nearly $2 million in grant funding for environmental conservation projects. See details of the successful projects.

More information is available in the Round 2—Environmental conservation guidelines (PDF, 545.8 KB) .

Round 1—Conservation

Successful applicants under Round 1—Conservation, have been announced.

A total of 102 projects have been successful in applying for more than $1.74 million in grant funding for projects which seek to improve the eco-efficiency of community facilities and mitigate the impacts of climate change on Queensland’s natural landscapes. See details of the successful projects.

More information is available in the Round 1—Conservation guidelines (PDF, 486.2 KB) .

Round 8—Koala Applied Research South East Queensland (SEQ)

Applications are now closed for Round 8—Koala Applied Research South East Queensland (SEQ).

More information is available in the Round 8 Koala Applied Research SEQ Guidelines (PDF, 567.3 KB) .

Round 7—Koala Applied Research South East Queensland (SEQ)

Successful applicants under Round 7—Koala Applied Research South East Queensland have been announced.

A total of six projects have been successful in applying for more than $520,000 in grant funding to undertake practical and applied research projects to support the long-term conservation of koalas in South East Queensland. See details of the successful projects.

More information is available in the Round 7 Koala Applied Research SEQ program guidelines (PDF, 1.8 MB) .

Round 4—Koala Applied Research South East Queensland

Successful applicants under Round 4—Koala Applied Research South East Queensland have been announced.

A total of seven projects have been successful in applying for more than $600,000 in grant funding to undertake practical and applied research projects to support the long-term conservation of koalas in South East Queensland. See details of the successful projects.

More information is available in the Round 4—Koala Applied Research South East Queensland guidelines (PDF, 556.3 KB) .

Round 1—Koala Research

Successful applicants under Round 1—Koala Research have been announced.

A total of 10 projects have been successful in applying for almost $600,000 in grant funding for koala research projects. See details of the successful projects.

More information is available in the Round 1—Koala Research guidelines (PDF, 503 KB) .

Round 7—Queensland Threatened Species Recovery

Successful applicants under Round 7—Queensland Threatened Species Recovery have been announced.

A total of 12 projects have been successful in applying for almost $250,000 in grant funding. See details of the successful projects.

More information is available in the Round 7 Queensland Threatened Species Recovery guidelines (PDF, 841.8 KB) .

Round 4—Threatened Species Recovery and Resilience

Successful applicants under Round 4—Threatened Species Recovery and Resilience have been announced.

A total of 19 projects have been successful in applying for more than $1.3 million in grant funding for projects that will directly benefit threatened flora and fauna species negatively impacted by bushfire and drought (in 2019–2020) and projects to build threatened species resilience to climate change. See details of the successful projects.

More information is available in the Round 4 – Threatened Species Recovery and Resilience guidelines (PDF, 508.7 KB) .

Round 3—Protecting Queensland’s Threatened Species

Successful applicants under Round 3—Protecting Queensland’s Threatened Species have been announced.

A total of 29 projects have been successful in applying for nearly $1.5 million in grant funding for projects which benefit Queensland’s threatened flora and fauna species. See details of the successful projects.

More information is available in the Round 3 – Protecting Queensland’s Threatened Species Guidelines (PDF, 338.2 KB) .

Round 7—Wildlife Carers Assistance

Successful applicants under Round 7—Wildlife Carers Assistance have been announced.

A total of 105 projects have been successful in applying for more that $530,000 in grant funding. See details of the successful projects.

More information is available in the Round 7 Wildlife Carers Assistance guidelines (PDF, 485.9 KB) .

Wildlife Carers Assistance Grants

Successful applicants under the Wildlife Carers Assistance Grants have been announced.

A total of 43 projects have been successful in applying for nearly $130,000 in grant funding for projects which benefit Queensland’s wildlife carers. See details of the successful projects (PDF, 471.8 KB) .

More information is available in the Community Sustainability Action grants – Wildlife Carers Assistance Grants program guidelines (PDF, 240.7 KB) .

Round 5—Heritage Conservation

Successful applicants under Round 5—Heritage Conservation have been announced.

A total of 48 projects have been successful in applying for more than $1.21 million in grant funding for heritage conservation. See details of the successful projects.

More information is available in the Round 5 – Heritage Conservation guidelines (PDF, 682.9 KB) .

Round 4—Heritage Conservation

Successful applicants under Round 4—Heritage Conservation have been announced.

A total of 23 projects have been successful in applying for nearly $960,000 in grant funding for heritage conservation projects. See details of the successful projects.

More information is available in the Round 4—Heritage Conservation guidelines (PDF, 1015.3 KB) .

Round 3—Heritage Conservation

Successful applicants under Round 3—Heritage Conservation have been announced.

A total of 30 projects have been successful in applying for nearly $950,000 in grant funding for heritage conservation projects. See details of the successful projects.

More information is available in the Round 3 - Heritage Conservation guidelines (PDF, 769.4 KB) .

Round 2—Heritage Conservation

Successful applicants under Round 2—Heritage Conservation have been announced.

A total of 31 projects have been successful in applying for more than $1 million in grant funding for heritage conservation projects. See details of the successful projects.

More information is available in the Round 2—Heritage (PDF, 552.2 KB) .

Round 1—Heritage

Successful applicants under Round 1—Heritage have been announced.

A total of 18 projects have been successful in applying for more than $700,000 in grant funding for projects which seek to restore and conserve Queensland’s heritage-listed buildings. See details of the successful projects.

More information is available in the Round 1—Heritage Guidelines (PDF, 250.5 KB) .