State NRM Program grants
The Western Australian Government values the work and achievements of WA's local, not-for-profit and volunteer-based NRM groups and networks.
An initiative of the WA Government, the State NRM Program recognises the efforts of these groups by supporting them to achieve on-ground outcomes and expand their influence and impact into the wider community.
The Western Australian Government is investing an additional $24 million to continue the State NRM Program until March 2019. Up to $19.2 million (80 per cent) of the funding is approved through Royalties for Regions and up to $4.8 million (20 per cent) is approved through State Consolidated Funds.
The State NRM Program comprises three grant rounds to support community engagement and participation in natural resource management.
Two types of grants are currently available through the Program:
- Community Action Grants
- Community Capability Grants.
Open the grant type below to access the latest round.
Community Action Grant
Local community groups can now apply for grants of between $5,000 and $55,000 to support important natural resource management activities in the 2017-18 Community Action Grant round.
Applications for the State NRM Program grants closed on Monday 10 July 2017.For information on the assessment process, please refer to theCommunity Action Grant Guidelines 2017. It is anticipated that successful grant recipients will be announced in November 2017.
Community Capability Grant
The Community Capability Grants recognise the importance of having good organisational and institutional arrangements in place to support the efforts of volunteers and the not-for-profit organisations to which they belong.
The purpose of the Community Capability Grants is to support volunteers to improve their capability to undertake on-ground work and to improve the governance and management performance of their community-based organisations.
Eligible organisations are encouraged to apply for the Community Capability Grant Small 2017 round for grants up to $10,000 with a time frame of up to 12 months.
Applications for State NRM Program grants will be submitted online. Click here to apply.
Complete applications must be submitted by noon AWST on Thursday 31 May 2018.
This date is subject to change depending on availability of funds. These applications will be assessed on a first-come, first-served basis until the available funding is allocated.
Please ensure you read the Community Capability Grant Guidelines 2017 carefully before submitting your application.
To manage your grant, visit nrm.smartygrants.com.au and log in through the link at the top of the home page.
Information for grant recipients
For grants approved in the 2015-16 rounds or later:
To manage your grant, go to nrm.smartygrants.com.au and log in through the link at the top of the home page.
Creation and Maintenance Form 201602
State NRM Program Action Grant Funding Agreement v22Feb16
Acknowledging State NRM Program funding
If you are a successful State NRM Program grant recipient you are required to formally acknowledge the Western Australian Government's contribution to your project as a partner and supporter.
If your project is located in the Perth region, you are required
to acknowledge the State NRM Program.
If your project is located outside the Perth region, or covers areas within both the Perth region and regional areas, then you are required to acknowledge both the State NRM Program and Royalties for Regions.
You can do this by using the State NRM Program logo and the word "supported by Royalties for Regions". You are no longer required to use the Royalties for Regions logo.
For more details, see the Information Kit for grant recipients 2017.
Please contact us with any queries and we look forward to seeing your arwork for approval.
Two high quality versions of the State NRM Program logo are supplied here that should meet your design needs. You need a special design program to open the EPS version.
For grants received in the 2014-15 round or earlier:
Acknowledging State NRM Program funding
If you are a successful State NRM Program grant recipient you are required to acknowledge the program as a funder.
This helps spread the news about the types of activities funded, raises the program's profile as a key funder and keeps the WA community informed of how public money is spent.
The State NRM Program logo should be used on publications, websites, advertising and display materials and signs. Please contact the State NRM Program team to discuss using the logo.
The following words can be used: "...supported by funding
from the Western Australian Government's State Natural Resource
Acknowledgement should be included in all promotional activities:
- events and announcements
- media releases and interviews
- workshops, forums and conferences
- display materials and signs
- publications and websites
The following templates are examples only. Grant recipients from the 2014-15 rounds and earlier will receive the latest versions of these when you develop your funding agreement and commence reporting.
- Funding agreement for sponsored projects
- Funding agreement for non-sponsored projects
- Project schedule template
- Progress report template
- Final report template
Valuing your contribution
Your contribution as a volunteer is probably much bigger than you realise.
In an environment of shrinking budgets it's important to capture the true value of volunteers and other in-kind effort. It helps funders understand the real dollar value of activities and impact of spending on community projects.
In-kind contributions include the donation of:
- time (volunteer hours or specialist services)
- use of equipment
Time is often underestimated in these calculations.
When estimating time, consider all the things that you and others do:
- organising things
- promoting and communicating
- supervising activities
- the list goes on....
State NRM Program volunteer rates:
- adult $250 per day or $30 per hour
- child $15 per hour
- specialists are accounted at their normal full rates
We can't emphasise enough how important it is to capture in-kind contributions.
Please contact us if you would like help estimating the in-kind contribution of your project.