Landholder environment grants

Assistance for private rural landholders to undertake on-ground projects on their properties that contribute to the region’s biodiversity and waterways.

This program provides funding to private rural landholders in order to undertake on-ground projects on their properties, which protect and enhance the natural assets and biodiversity of the Sunshine Coast.

Information on eligibility, category priorities and assessment criteria

When funding is available

  • applications for 2023 are closed. The next round will open in July 2024. 

What funding is available

  • individual projects can be funded up to $15,000 in value. The total funding available for the 2023/24 round is $325,000
  • landholder contribution requirements apply (see guidelines).

Please note: landholder environment grants are a competitive grants process that is subject to assessment and budget availability.

When will I know if I have been successful

Approximately 10 weeks after full application closing date. Notification of outcomes from the 2023 round is due early December 2023. 

How to apply

  • expressions of Interest and applications must be submitted online
  • application is a 3 stage process:
  1. Expression of Interest are closed.
  2. Site visit from a council conservation partnerships officer
  3. Online application.

What else to consider when applying for funding


For further information about this program, please contact a conservation partnerships officer (07) 5475 7272 or [email protected].

Office hours are 8.30am–4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).