Helping you look after your backyard
NQ Dry Tropics funds a range of environmental activities within the Burdekin dry tropics region. We currently offer funding and support for the following groups:
Grain farmers of the dry tropics region can apply for funding for activities that improve water quality through our Water Quality Improvement Grants for growers.
Help is available for grain growers and contractors in the Emerald region through our Grains Best Management Practices program. NQ Dry Tropics is working with fellow natural resource management group CHRRUP to bring this opportunity to growers. For more information call CHRRUP on 07 4982 2996, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Landholders in Black River, Alligator Creek, and Oak Valley
Funding is available for residents in Townsville's semi-rural areas of Black River, Hervey’s Range, Rupertswood, Jensen, Alice River, Brookhill, Oak Valley, Julago, Nome and Alligator Creek. Projects that improve the health of native habitat such as planting native trees, reducing weeds and managing pests will be considered through our Healthy Habitat Grants.
Community groups in the dry tropics region may be elligible for up to $12,000 in funding for projects that contributes to the protection, conservation and restoration of coastal habitats. Find out more about our Sustainable Coast Grants.
NQ Dry Tropics can help you find out about other funding opportunites for you and your group. Here are some ideas.
- Community Action Grants - Community groups can apply for the Australian Government's Community Action Grants ($5,000 to $20,000) to help protect and conserve Australia's environment. Call the Australian Government's information line on 1800 552 008 for more information.
- Grants to look after natural environment and heritage - The Australian Government’s Grants to Voluntary Environment, Sustainability and Heritage Organisations (GVESHO) program provides administrative funds to help community-based, not-for-profit environment, sustainability and historic heritage organisations to value, conserve and protect Australia’s natural environment and historic heritage and promote a sustainable future for generations to come.
- Share your community’s voice on sustainable resource funding - The Australian Government is seeking applications from people interested in becoming a community assessor. Community assessors play a crucial role in environmental and sustainable natural resource management by representing local perspectives on a range of funding decisions. They may be involved in assessing funding applications for things like Caring for our Country and Action on the Ground. Further information about these initiatives can be found at www.nrm.gov.au or www.cleanenergyfuture.gov.au.