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 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 provided a total of more than $2 million in grant funding, facilitating 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, and it is hoped that they not only serve to improve a significant amount 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