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

Expressions of Interest open 8 July and close 12 August 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 2024 round is due early December 2024. 

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).