The Wildlife Land Trust is now a proud partner of the NSW Government’s Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT). The Conservation Partners Grants Program, established in 2018, allows landholders in New South Wales with various environmental agreements to apply for financial assistance to manage biodiversity conservation activities on their land.

Under this scheme, members of the Wildlife Land Trust are eligible to receive up to $2000 per year for up to three years to help with conservation activities on their sanctuaries. The grants support habitat or species conservation projects such as the restoration of native vegetation, management of weeds and enhancement of habitat on their land. It is hoped that they not only serve to improve significant areas for conservation, but also encourage others to engage with the private land conservation movement. 

Information pages, factsheets and application forms can be found under the Conservation Partners Grants section here. For more information about the BCT, visit their website here.


 

Private Land Conservation Grants Program

Please note that the Private Land Conservation Grants (PLCG) program has been discontinued with the introduction of the NSW BCT's Conservation Partners Grants Program.

The Wildlife Land Trust is a proud member of the Private Land Conservation Grants (PLCG) program, run in partnership with the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, Nature Conservation Trust of NSW, Paddy Pallin Foundation, Diversicon Environment Foundation, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Community Environment Network, NSW Environmental Trust, and NSW Local Land Services. The PLCG program allows landholders in New South Wales with various forms of environmental agreements to apply for financial assistance to manage biodiversity conservation activities on their land.

In 2012, the partnership was awarded $2 million in funding from the NSW Environmental Trust on behalf of the NSW State Government to be utilised over the following six grant rounds.  The aim of the extra funding was to expand the Private Land Grants Program to include different types of conservation agreements, including Wildlife Land Trust agreements, and since its introduction has seen the program flourish.

Since 2008, the PLCG has facilitated over 435 independent projects ranging from bush regeneration works to educational wildlife documentaries. The grants support owners of covenanted properties to conduct habitat or species conservation projects such as the restoration of native vegetation, management of weeds and enhancement of endangered species habitats on their land. It is hoped that the grants not only improve significant areas of conservation land, but also encourage others to engage with the private land conservation movement.

2017 Private Land Conservation Grants

Grants Announced: Friday 2 June 2017

Congratulations to the WLT members who received Private Land Conservation Grants in the 2017 funding round:

  • Katrina Jeffrey - Koala Gardens
  • Mikla Lewis - Rosemont
  • Arnola Vayo - Vineyard Haven
  • Winston Guymer - Rous Wildlife Refuge
  • Graham Wegener - Adventist Aged Care
  • Jane Wilson - Karyrie Park
  • Terry and Jennifer Graham - Bowerbird Cottage