• 21.06.2018

    2018 Community Stewardship Grants - Now open

  • 04.12.2017

    NRM grants to support community groups to protect natural resources

  • 07.09.2017

    $14.6 million for the Natural Resource Management Program to work with local communities to protect the environment

  • 31.08.2017

    Environmental heroes honoured at 2017 WA Landcare Awards

  • 14.06.2017

    Lotterywest funding announced to support community and volunteers to attend the State Natural Resource Management and Coastal Conference 2017

  • 19.05.2017

    Funding round opens for natural resources grants

  • 09.05.2017

    2017 State & Territory Landcare Awards are open

  • 21.04.2017

    State NRM and Coastal Conference 2017 - Call for Abstracts

  • 21.12.2016

    Seasons Greetings from the State NRM Program

  • 19.12.2016

    Funds to protect natural resources

  • 23.09.2016

    Six of the Landcare best in the west

  • 16.08.2016

    Vote for your WA Landcare champion in the 2016 People's Choice Award

  • 02.08.2016

    State NRM program grant rounds opened

  • 28.06.2016

    Natural resources benefit from project grants

  • 15.06.2016

    2016 National Landcare Conference and Awards - registrations now open

  • 20.05.2016

    2016 National Landcare Conference - Call for Abstracts extended

  • 14.04.2016

    Community Capability Small Grant 2015-16 Round closes early

  • 19.02.2016

    Creating a bank of seeds from Kimberley plants

    Aboriginal rangers are in Fremantle this week to learn about starting a bank of seeds from Kimberley plants. Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston, who met the women at the Kings Park botanic gardens, said the project would focus on the collection, storage and propagation of native seeds and then sale to the nursery industry and for revegetation.

  • 18.01.2016

    Are you a bushfire affected Community Capability Large Grant applicant?

  • 22.12.2015

    Seasons Greetings from the State NRM Program

  • 16.12.2015

    Funds to protect natural resources

  • 17.11.2015

    Community Gardens Grants 2015-16

  • 16.11.2015

    Volunteers boost natural resources management

  • 23.09.2015

    Environmental heroes honoured at 2015 Western Australian Landcare Awards

    Nine of the state's most impressive environmental achievements have been recognised at the 2015 Western Australian Landcare Awards, with the winners representing the diverse work of the landcare movement with activities ranging from sustainable farming practices to rehabilitation of coastal sites.

  • 14.09.2015

    Panel Discussions Stimulate Conversation at State NRM Conference

    Technology, community engagement and investment in natural resource management (NRM) are among key topics selected landcare experts will discuss at special interactive panel sessions during the upcoming State NRM Conference being held in Mandurah from 21-23 September 2015.

  • 14.09.2015

    Green Army Teams Glimpse Landcare Future at State NRM Conference

  • 03.09.2015

    2015 WA Landcare Awards finalists annnounced

    Congratulations to the finalists in the 2015 WA Landcare Awards. 

    The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Tuesday, 22 September 2015, in conjunction with the State NRM Conference in Mandurah.

  • 28.08.2015

    Finding the Balance

    A keynote address by respected Natural Resource Management (NRM) advocate Dr Carmen Lawrence will stimulate and inspire delegates, and lead a strong line-up of guest and regional speakers at the State NRM Conference to be held in Mandurah 21-23 September.

    With a focus to drive sustainable action into the future, the conference theme Finding the Balance: Healthy Environment, Productive Economy, will promote critical thought and challenge society's growing struggle with the restoration and protection of our environment - with a swelling population underpinned by economic desires.

  • 14.08.2015

    2015-16 Community Action Grants applications extended

    The State NRM Office is pleased to advise that the application period for the 2015-16 Community Action Grants has been extended by one week. Applications now close at midday Monday 31 August 2015.

  • 06.08.2015

    State boost to preserve our natural resources

    The State Government today announced a $24 million investment that will help protect and enhance Western Australia's natural resources through the State Natural Resource Management (NRM) program.

    Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston said the program supported many diverse projects, mostly carried out by volunteers who played a vital role in caring for our natural resources.

  • 02.07.2015

    Get Grant Ready

    Get Grant Ready

    The 2015 State Natural Resource Management Program grants will be opening soon.

  • 30.03.2015

    Students teach politicians about Dieback

  • 23.03.2015

    Landcare Awards now open

    It's time to nominate a group or someone you know that's been doing great work to protect the environment.

    There are nine awards categories to choose from, to fit any kind of Landcare project or local hero, and all winners will be finalists in the 2016 National Landcare Awards.

    Entries close 31 May

    To find out more or to nominate visit


  • 24.12.2014

    Congratulations to the 2014 community grant recipients

    Minister Baston today announced recipients of the 2014-15 State NRM Program community grants.
    Ninety-eight (98) projects worth $2.7 million were approved funding.

    • See the Ministers media statement

  • 19.09.2014

    WA takes out three National Landcare Awards

    Eleven outstanding winners were announced in the 2014 National Landcare Awards in Melbourne on 18 Spetember.

    Congratulations to the three WA winners: Roleybushcare (Qantas Landcare Innovative Community Group Award); Kate Sputore (Westpac Agribusiness Innovative Young Landcare Leader Award); Tangaroa Blue Foundation (Coastcare Award)

  • 28.05.2014

    New funding for the State NRM Program announced

    Lead Minister for natural resource management Ken Baston yesterday announced $24 million in funding over three years for the continuation of the State Natural Resource Management Program.

    The $24 million promised in the 2014 State budget over three years from 2015/16, is 80% funded through the State's Royalties for Regions Program - in line with previous investment in the regions.

    The first round of grants under the new program is anticipated in early 2015.

  • 27.05.2014

    Bob Hawke Landcare Award

    The Bob Hawke Landcare Award is now open

    Entries close 4 July

    Bob Hawke Awards

  • 19.05.2014

    Coastwest Grants now open

    Applications are invited for grants of between $5000 and $80 000 for projects that improve the condition and amenity of coastal environments and support implementation of coastal management plans and strategies.

    A total of $500,000 is available.

    Coastwest grants are provided by the Western Australian Planning Commission.

    Applications close Monday 30 June 2014.

  • 15.04.2014

    Community grants NOW open

    The State Government has committed $2.7 million towards the 2014 State NRM Program Community grants.

    Community groups can now apply for grants between $10 000 and $50 000 for activities that help conserve, restore, rehabilitate or enhance a local natural area or conserve biodiversity.

    Grants are available for on-ground works, as well as planning, training, and resource assessment activities. Schools, industry groups, not-for-profit organisations, local governments and environment action groups in regional and metropolitan areas of Western Australia can apply.

    Applications close Friday 20 June 2014.

  • 20.11.2013

    $3.4 million committed to 122 new community projects

    Congratulations to the 122 community projects approved funding through the State NRM Program - as announced by ministers Baston and Jacob this morning.

    Grant recipients pledged $6.3 million towards the delivery of projects through the contribution of volunteer hours, free use of equipment, and donation of materials and money, almost tripling government's initial investment.

  • 22.10.2013

    State Landcare Awards

    Over 70 people attended a ceremony at Government House on 16 October which saw eight winners chosen to represent Western Australia at the 2014 National Landcare Awards.

    Hosted by His Excellency Mr Malcolm McCusker, AC CVO QC, Governor of Western Australia and Patron of Landcare Western Australia, the biennial event celebrated the achievements of Landcare by honouring groups and individuals from across the state.

  • 21.10.2013

    Enriched landscape captured in NRM snapshot

    More than 80 community groups reaped the benefits of funding to protect Western Australian's diverse environment and wildlife, a snapshot of the State Natural Resource Management (NRM) Program has revealed.

    The 2012/13 Progress Report, now available online, encapsulates the breadth of NRM work across the State using $18.6 million in funding from the WA Government.

  • 19.07.2013

    BIG Thank You to all community grant applicants!

    Applications for some of the $3 million available through the 2013 State NRM Program community grants closed 5 July.

    We received 190 in total worth almost $6.8 million. Applicants pledged a further $10.7 million in cash and in-kind contributions towards the delivery of project activities.

    This equates to $17.5 million worth of on-ground activity for the protection of Western Australia's natural environment.

  • 23.04.2013

    2013 Community Grants Applications NOW OPEN

    The State Government has pledged $3 million towards Natural Resource Management grants for community groups to undertake important environmental projects.

    Applications close Friday, July 5

    For more information please see our State NRM Program Grants page.

  • 03.04.2013

    Nominations open for 2013 WA Landcare Awards

    Calling for entries from individuals, community groups and networks working to protect and restore their local environment, farm, coastline, bushland, wetland, waterway, school, region, catchment or backyard.

    If that sounds like you or someone you know, why not submit a nomination today?

    For more information or to nominate visit the WA Awards website

  • 04.12.2012

    WA State Coastal Conference - Balancing Communities and Coasts, Esperance 2013 'Save the date'

  • 02.11.2012

    Community projects receive $2.94 million

    One hundred and twenty applications were received from community groups of which ninety-two were successful with funding totaling $2.94 million from the State Government.  These projects are designed to protect and enhance local natural assets.

  • 24.07.2012

    Strategic priority projects receive $15.5 million

    Twenty vital Natural Resource Management (NRM) projects including schemes to protect key waterways, safeguard critically endangered flora and fauna and control feral animals will receive a $15.5 million injection from the State Government.

  • 02.06.2012

    Nominations open for WA Environment Awards

    The Western Australian Environment Awards acknowledge, reward and recognise the businesses, government agencies, community groups and individuals who make a valuable contribution to protecting and conserving the State's natural environment.

    Nominations close on Friday, July 27

  • 01.05.2012

    Coastwest grants Applications NOW OPEN

    The State Government has launched the 2012-13 round of Coastwest grants making $500 000 available for the preservation of Western Australia's coastline. Applicants can apply for up to $150 000 per project.

    Applications close Monday, July 26

    Grant guidelines and application forms are available from the Planning WA website.

  • 11.04.2012

    2012 Community Grants NOW OPEN

    The State Government has pledged $3 million towards Natural Resource Management grants for community groups to undertake important environmental projects.

    Applications close Friday, June 29

    For more information please see our State NRM Program Grants page.

  • 07.02.2012

    Department of Environment and Conservation Environmental Community Grants

    $1.53 million in grants is available to individuals, local community groups or organisations and local authorities to undertake projects that have environmental benefits.

    Applications close Monday 2 April 2012.

    For more details can be found on the Department of Environment and Conservation website.

  • 15.12.2011

    2011-12 Community Grant recipients announced

    The State Government has committed $1.3 million towards 48 community projects working to protect Western Australia's natural resources. Community organisations, conservation groups, schools and local governments were amongst the grant recipients.

  • 21.10.2011

    Funding topped up on 20 projects

    $2.3 million has been used to extend the work of 20 State NRM Program funded projects. Community organisations, Government agencies and universities are amongst the recipients and projects span from the Kimberley to the South Coast.

  • 26.08.2011

    Environmental heroes honoured at 2011 Western Australian Landcare Awards

    Thirteen of the state's most impressive environmental achievements have been recognised at the 2011 Western Australian Landcare Awards, with Dongara's Craig Forsyth one of the standouts of the day.

  • 05.08.2011

    State NRM Program Community Grants 2011/12

    The Western Australian Government is making available $3 million to fund community projects as part of the 2011/12 State NRM Program. Eligible groups can apply for grants of between $10,000 and $50,000 to help protect and conserve natural assets in Western Australia.

  • 02.06.2011

    State NRM Program Strategic Priority Project Grants 2010-2014

    The State Government is making between $10 million to $15 million available to fund projects that address State NRM Program Investment Priorities. Regional NRM Groups, State Government agencies and the WA Local Government Association are eligible to apply. Anyone with an idea for a project is encouraged to contact one of these organisations.

    For more information please contact the State NRM Office.

  • 01.06.2011

    Community NRM projects to preserve and restore environment

    Agriculture and Food Minister Terry Redman and Environment Minister Bill Marmion today announced $2.37million would be made available to help communities preserve and restore their local environment. Funding from the State Natural Resource Management (NRM) program will support 73 projects in Western Australia during 2011-12.

  • 01.05.2010

    State Government provides $4.9million in NRM grants to community groups

    Agriculture and Food Minister Terry Redman today announced $4.9million to help local communities protect and improve their renewable natural resources. The funding, from the State Natural Resource Management (NRM) program, will support 51 projects across Western Australia.

  • 01.11.2009

    State announces $5million NRM funds to assist regional and community groups

    Agriculture and Food Minister Terry Redman today announced that community and regional groups across the State would get $5million to undertake important natural resource management (NRM) work.

  • 01.10.2009

    $14.5million to protect and improve WA's natural resources

    Agriculture and Food Minister Terry Redman today announced $14.5million for 15 major projects aimed at protecting and improving Western Australia's natural resources.

  • 01.05.2009

    $30m Natural Resource Management funding

    The State Government announced on 14 May 2009 $30million funding for Natural Resource Management (NRM) in the 2009-10 State Budget. Future NRM funding will depend on successful outcomes from key State NRM programs supported with this money.