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Community Sustainability Action grants

The Community Sustainability Action grants are providing $18 million over six years 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 will support locally based, community driven projects which encourage real change in Queensland communities.

Additional funding of $250,000 was provided in 2019/2020 to Queensland wildlife hospitals and wildlife carers to increase their capacity to care for sick and injured wildlife as a result of the recent droughts and bushfires.

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 4—Koala Applied Research South East Queensland

Application closing date extended to Wednesday 4 November 2020

Applications are now open for Round 4—Koala Applied Research South East Queensland of the Community Sustainability Action grants program.

Funding is available for practical and applied research projects into koala habitat protection and restoration, threat mitigation and community partnerships to support the long-term conservation of koalas in South East Queensland.

Grants of up to $100,000 (ex GST) are available for projects including:

  • applied research into developing and protecting koala habitat
  • application of new methods and technologies to mitigate threats to koala populations
  • community and stakeholder engagement projects to improve community understanding of koalas to achieve koala conservation outcomes.

Applications will be accepted from:

  • properly established incorporated associations (incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981)
  • Australian charities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)
  • not-for-profit organisations registered under the Corporations Act 2001
  • Indigenous corporations incorporated under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cwlth)
  • tertiary education institutions administered by the Commonwealth or State
  • Natural Resource Management (NRM) bodies.

More information is available in the Round 4—Koala Applied Research South East Queensland guidelines (PDF, 556 KB) .

All applications must be submitted using the online grants system.

Applications close at 4pm on Wednesday 4 November 2020.

Successful grant recipients

To date, a total of over $13.1 million has been allocated to 354 projects under the Community Sustainability Action grant program.

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

Closed rounds

Round 4 – Threatened Species Recovery and Resilience

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

A total of 19 recipients 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, 509 KB) .

Wildlife Carers Assistance Grants

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

A total of 43 recipients 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, 472 KB) .

More information regarding the Community Sustainability Action grants – Wildlife Carers Assistance Grants can be found in the Community Sustainability Action grants – Wildlife Carers Assistance Grants program guidelines (PDF, 241 KB) .

Round 4—Heritage Conservation

Successful applicants under Round 4—Heritage Conservation of the Community Sustainability Action grants have now been announced.

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

More information regarding the Community Sustainability Action grants—Heritage Conservation can be found in the Round 4—Heritage Conservation guidelines (PDF, 1,015 KB) .

Round 3—Protecting Queensland’s Threatened Species

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

A total of 29 recipients 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 regarding the Community Sustainability Action grants – Protecting Queensland’s Threatened Species can be found in the Round 3 – Protecting Queensland’s Threatened Species Guidelines (PDF, 338 KB) .

Round 3—Heritage Conservation

Successful applicants under Round 3 – Heritage Conservation have now been announced.

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

More information regarding the Community Sustainability Action grants – Heritage Conservation can be found in the Round 3 - Heritage Conservation guidelines (PDF, 769 KB) .

Round 2—Environmental Conservation

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

A total of 55 recipients have been successful in applying for nearly $2,000,000 in grant funding for environmental conservation projects. See details of the successful projects.

More information regarding the Community Sustainability Action grants—Environmental Conservation can be found in the Round 2—Environmental conservation guidelines (PDF, 546 KB) .

Round 2—Heritage Conservation

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

A total of 31 recipients have been successful in applying for more than $1,000,000 in grant funding for heritage conservation projects. See details of the successful projects.

More information regarding the Community Sustainability Action grants—Heritage Conservation can be found in the Round 2—Heritage (PDF, 552 KB) .

Round 1—Koala Research

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

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

More information regarding the Community Sustainability Action grants—Koala Research can be found in the Round 1—Koala Research guidelines (PDF, 503 KB) .

Round 1—Conservation

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

A total of 102 recipients have been successful in applying for more than $1.74m 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 regarding the Community Sustainability Action grants—Conservation can be found in the Round 1—Conservation guidelines (PDF, 486 KB) .

Round 1—Heritage

Successful applicants under Round 1—Heritage have now been announced.

A total of 18 recipients 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. Details of the successful projects are available here.

More information regarding CSA Heritage grants can be found in the Round 1—Heritage Guidelines (PDF, 251 KB) .