Wildlife Recovery Fund Grants Program now open!

Landholders, community groups and researchers can now apply for bushfire recovery grants to help re-establish native habitat and support threatened and vulnerable native animals in South Australia.

The summer bushfires caused devastation across South Australia.  Nature Foundation and the South Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service joined forces to create the Wildlife Recovery Fund. The Fund takes a long-term strategic approach to re-establish critical habitat and undertake priority recovery actions in South Australia, particularly for threatened and vulnerable species. It has attracted wonderfully generous donations large and small from across Australia and overseas.

The Wildlife Recovery Fund Grants program (the Grants program) will support individuals, community groups and other organisations to undertake projects aimed at promoting the medium to long term recovery and increasing resilience of fire impacted habitats, native flora and fauna (particularly threatened species) in South Australia.
The Grants program is now open for applicants for a range of projects that assist natural regeneration, pest plant and animal control, and fencing, through to technical activities such as species translocation and monitoring programs. Projects that increase scientific knowledge of habitat and native flora and fauna species recovery and resilience are encouraged

Application documents

Key dates

  • Applications close 5 pm ACST Friday 12 June 2020
  • Successful applicants announced in July 2020

Submission of applications

Your application form must be received by 5.00 pm ACST Friday 12 June 2020.

Applications should be emailed to the Wildlife Recovery Fund Grants Officer at [email protected] or please phone 0481 560 415 for further information. 

The Wildlife Recovery Fund has raised more than $400,000, and it continues to accept donations. You can donate here.