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Biodiversity Buddies Grants

Knox City Council provides grants for landowners of up to $1,000 to conserve and improve the indigenous vegetation on their property.

About the grants

Biodiversity Buddies Grants aim to support the Gardens for Wildlife program.

They provide funds for:

  • weed removal
  • appropriate fencing of significant bushland for protection
  • revegetation for land restoration
  • responsible pet management.

Grants provide an equal amount of the cost. This means the Council will match your financial contribution up to $1000.

You must pay your full contribution before Council pays its half.

View more details about the Biodiversity Buddies Grant Program [PDF 1.7 MB]

Who can apply?

You must be a member of the Gardens for Wildlife program.

Your property must have or be near significant remnant indigenous vegetation. This is subject to Council approval.

Works that are part of a compliance notice aren't eligible for the grants.

Apply for a grant

Once Council receives your grant application, we will contact you to talk about the proposed works and arrange an on-site assessment.

To help your application, you can provide:

  • extra information about the benefits
  • photos
  • quotations for the proposed work.

We aim to acknowledge your grant application within 5 business days after receiving a complete application.

Apply for grant

Assessment criteria

We assess applications based on:

  • the environmental importance and community benefit of the project
  • your ability to show ongoing commitment to the project
  • a commitment to carry out the assessing officer's recommendations
  • a commitment to follow the guidelines of your land management plan, if you have one.

Key conditions

Applicants should be aware of the following:

  • you will need to complete an agreed works plan
  • only works carried out and receipted during the current financial year are funded
  • a qualified natural resource management contractor must carry out the work
  • we conduct another site inspection once the work has been completed.

Need help?

Contact us and we will get back to you.

We aim respond to enquiries about Council grants within 3 business days.

Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.

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