Help is now available to landowners and land managers with a commitment to caring for the Daintree Rainforest.
Residents and landowners in the Daintree lowlands are ideally situated to protect and restore the rainforest. They play a significant role on their own properties, while as volunteers with non-profit organisations they develop and enhance community spirit.
Planting and maintaining trees and controlling environmental weeds takes a concerted effort and outcomes are often restricted by limitations on available labour and related funding.
Now help is available to landowners and land managers with a commitment to caring for the Daintree.
Rainforest Restoration Community Grants have been created by the Rainforest 4 Foundation to support non-profit organisations, community groups, and private landholders to assist with their practical conservation work in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest.
In announcing the Rainforest Restoration Community Grants, Richard Christian the CEO of the Rainforest 4 Foundation said,
"We can see the great work that's already been achieved and also the scale of the problem that's too large for any one person or group to manage".
"It's clear more can be achieved if we offer people a helping hand and that's why we've created the Rainforest Restoration Community Grants".
"We need community involvement that occurs over time. That's why we've committed to providing total funding of $100,000 with grants to be made available annually over four years.
"We are setting the program up for success and our intention is to continue supporting the community living and working in the Daintree for decades to come".
Rainforest Restoration Community Grants
Grants of between $10,000 and $25,000 to assist with practical conservation work in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest are now available and non-profit organisations, community groups, and private landholders are encouraged to apply.
Round 1 applications open on the 10th of February and close on the 30th of April 2023.
Projects eligible for funding include:
- Tree planting and maintenance
- Managing natural regeneration through the removal of environmental weeds
Ready to apply?
Before commencing please read more information and the full criteria here.
The application form for Rainforest Restoration Community Grant is available here.
Please contacts us if you require further information or assistance with the grant application process.
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To learn more please see our article on Environmental Weeds in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest.
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