Wildcare Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund Grants

Key Dates

Monday 29th Aug 2022 – Round 2 of 2022 grants opened

Thursday 22nd September 2022 (Midnight) – Round 2 of 2022 grants closed

Week beginning Monday 3rd October 2022 – The Committee met to consider all eligible funding applications

Friday 7th October 2022 – Grant announcements have been made


To support the care of Tasmania’s natural environment, Wildcare Tasmania Inc. (Wildcare) operates a public fund called the Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund (TNCF). Through the TNCF, Wildcare draws together the work of volunteers, organisational partners, and the generosity of philanthropists. The Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund Prospectus provides more information about the TNCF.

Grants are made possible by donations to cause(s) from the following list:

Process

Twice yearly, Wildcare invites grant applications for projects that relate to the care and conservation of Tasmania’s wild places and wildlife. Applications are assessed by the Wildcare Grants Assessment Committee, a group of six highly qualified volunteers who are passionate about Tasmania’s natural environment.  The Committee thoughtfully considers each submission as to the project’s contribution to Tasmanian conservation and suitability for funding from each of the TNCF causes.

The 2021 Report to Donors provides details on some of the projects enabled by the TNCF.

How to apply

To be eligible to apply for funding from the Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund, the applicant must be a Wildcare group, Wildcare member, or a partner organisation, and must have obtained all endorsements and permits relevant to the proposed conservation project. See the latest TNCF Grant Guidelines.

To assist volunteer wildlife rehabilitators in preparing an application, further details are contained in the TNCF Information for Wildlife Rehabilitators.

All applicants are required to complete the TNCF Grant Application Form and include copies of all quotations, endorsements, and permits with the submission.

Applications and enquiries can be submitted via email to office@wildcaretas.org.au.

Frequently asked questions

How do I become a member of Wildcare Tasmania?

Follow this link – Join Wildcare to become a member. Wildcare members can join Wildcare volunteer groups, apply for funding from the TNCF, and are covered under Wildcare’s voluntary workers insurance when working on approved volunteer projects.

Is there a limit to the amount of funding that I can apply for?

Any limits on funding will be advised at the time the grants round is opened.  In general, the distribution of funding for each grants round is determined by available funds at the time and the assessment of projects.

I am eligible for a grant, does that mean it is likely to be approved?

The Committee considers each individual application carefully, taking into account various factors such as the overall benefit of the completed project to nature conservation, the ability of the applicant to complete the project, and appropriate costs incurred to reach the successful outcome of the project. If your grant application was unsuccessful, feedback will be provided. The TNCF administrators are happy to provide suggestions that may assist you with your application.

Do I need to know which cause of the TNCF that I am applying to? 

No, the Committee will consider which cause is most suitable to fund your project depending on the details contained in the application. If your application is successful, you will be advised as to which cause your funding was granted.

How long do I have to complete my project?

An acquittal report is due within 2 months of completion of the project, and no later than 12 months from the date of your approved grant. If you are having difficulty completing your project within 12 months, you may be able to apply for an extension.

Useful Links

TNCF Grant Guidelines

TNCF Information for Wildlife Rehabilitators

TNCF Grant Application Form (Fillable)

TNCF Grant Application Form (Printable)

TNCF Grant Acquittal Form (Fillable)

TNCF Grant Acquittal Form (Printable)

TNCF Prospectus

Wildcare – Board, CEO and Committee

Wildcare – Join Wildcare