Managing carbon is both a challenge and an enormous opportunity for land managers.
We are offering $10 million in round 1 of the High impact partnerships grants to assist eligible organisations to deliver abatement projects. In this round we are looking to invest in projects which do one or more of the following:
- deliver abatement at scale
- deliver co-benefits alongside carbon abatement
- use innovative delivery to maximise benefits to land managers.
Round 1 applications are now closed.
We are currently assessing applications. Successful applicants will be announced by the end of June 2023.
About the grants
We are investing $10 million through these grants to partner with organisations that are active in the land sector and share our commitment to action on climate change.
The grants will support emissions reduction in agriculture or sequestration in soils or vegetation, with an emphasis on immediate implementation.
As a condition of funding, projects will need to share information and help build capacity within the sector. This will help other organisations understand the potential benefits, risks, and costs of getting involved in carbon projects.
Successful projects will receive between $500,000 and $2 million, which must be matched by the project partners. These projects will drive abatement at scale, deliver benefits in addition to carbon and use innovative delivery to create more value for land managers. Examples of other benefits include environmental, social, Aboriginal cultural outcomes and productivity co-benefits.
Grant funded activities must result in carbon projects being registered under the national Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). In Round 1 grants will be offered for the following methods only:
- reforestation by environmental or mallee plantings
- estimation of soil organic carbon sequestration using measurement and models
- beef cattle herd management
- tidal restoration of blue carbon ecosystems.
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Future grant funding opportunities
There will be future grant opportunities to support abatement projects, including smaller competitive grants scheduled to be launched later in 2023. If you would like to receive email updates about these opportunities, complete the form below.
If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].
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