Environmental Revegetation and Rehabilitation Fund

The Environmental Revegetation and Rehabilitation Fund (ERRF) was launched in July 2020 to help deliver the Offsets Funds for Recovery and Native Vegetation Rehabilitation Scheme programs.

The scope of what is able to be funded from the Environmental Revegetation and Rehabilitation Fund is guided by the principles in the State and Australian Government environmental offset policies, and the State Recovery Plan.

Consistent with these policies and plans, the Environmental Revegetation and Rehabilitation Fund Investment Strategy outlines how projects will be considered for investment.

Environmental Revegetation and Rehabilitation Fund grants

Grants funded through the Environmental Revegetation and Rehabilitation Fund support on-ground projects in areas of the intensive land use zone where employment has been most affected by COVID-19 and where environmental priorities, such as the strategic delivery of on-ground offset projects, can be achieved.

Collaborative projects that deliver the full life cycle of a revegetation and/or rehabilitation project are preferred. 

Current grant round

Applications for grants have opened  and will close at noon AWST on Monday 21 June 2021. 

Potential applicants should review the applicant guidelines and then complete the application form in the Environmental Revegetation and Rehabilitation Fund program, powered by SmartyGrants. 

A copy of the Environmental Revegetation and Rehabilitation Fund Grant application form  and work plan is available to download for applicants that wish to understand what information is required before applying online.

Further updates and information regarding the Environmental Revegetation and Rehabilitation Fund will be posted to this page.

Am I eligible for funding?

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Applicants must be legal entities and be one of:

  • an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation within the jurisdiction of the State Government that has a registered ABN, including a:
    • Landcare group
    • land conservation district committee
    • ‘friends of’ group
    • regional natural resource management group
    • community resource centre
    • residents and ratepayers association
  • a Corporations Act company 
  • a partnership 
  • a trust 
  • an Aboriginal community organisation, including Registered Native Title Bodies Corporates
  • a government-related entity (excluding federal agencies subject to the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997), including local government authorities
  • an unincorporated organisation or community group applying through the auspice of an incorporated body or a local government authority that has an ABN.

What can I apply for?

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Eligible projects:

Projects eligible for funding must: 

  • occur wholly or partly within the Environmental Revegetation and Rehabilitation Fund priority areas for investment
  • demonstrate tangible benefits for vegetation
  • align with State and Australian Government environmental offset policies, and be: 
    • relevant and proportionate
    • cost-effective 
    • strategic and landscape scale 
    • enduring and secure in the longer term (in perpetuity) 
    • additional to activities that are already required under legislation by the land manager
  • have in-principle support from parties with rights and interests to land
  • have a strategy to secure longevity for offset outcomes (e.g. ceding land to conservation estate, adding ‘conservation’ as a purpose to reserve vesting, registering a conservation covenant over the land).

Eligible activities

Activities that are eligible for funding must directly relate to the delivery of an on-ground project and include: 

  • purchase of materials (e.g. seedlings, fencing)
  • labour and training (job creation for vulnerable communities)
  • plant and equipment (e.g. seed collection/storage equipment, hired equipment for site preparation)
  • external consulting costs directly related to the delivery of the project
  • project management that relates directly to on-ground project delivery
  • monitoring, reporting and evaluation.

Please refer to our FAQs for more information.

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2020-21 grant recipients

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The following Environmental Revegetation and Rehabilitation Fund grants have been awarded:

  Grant Recipient Project Summary Grant 
1 Leschenault Community Nursery Nursery upgrade and equipment $260,668
2 Peel-Harvey Catchment Council Seed collection, training and employment $250,000
3 South West Catchments Council Seed collection, training and employment $250,000
4 Greening Australia Frankland River/Denmark – seed collection, training, employment and up to 50 ha of revegetation $728,722
5 Northern Agricultural Catchments Council Seed collection and training $104,000
6 Wheatbelt NRM Seed collection equipment and training $31,556
7 Wheatbelt NRM / Greening Australia Flynn’s Farm – Noongar Budja Rangers – seed collection and training $100,000
8 Leschenault Community Nursery Training and employment $75,000
9 Greening Australia Karridale area – seed collection, training, employment and up to 25 ha of revegetation $632,640
10 Perth NRM Seed collection, training and employment $710,000
11 Nature Conservation Margaret River Arum Lily control, training and employment $100,000

 

Page reviewed 27 April 2021