The Sustainable Regions Grants from the NAB Foundation support the development and implementation of regional approaches to:
- strengthen co-ordination and collaboration between environmental groups, business, landholders and government,
- involve the community in practical on-ground action to improve the environment, and
- implement regional solutions to environmental challenges.
Examples of the types of initiatives that may be eligible for the NAB Foundation Sustainable Regions Grants include but are not limited to those that address:
Water quality: by increasing gully and stream bank control, improving fertiliser application efficiency, reducing erosion losses and improving farm water efficiency or minimising farm run-off,
Climate change: by undertaking climate adaptation or carbon sequestration projects, implementing traditional firestick farming practices and other activities which reduce carbon emissions or mitigate climate risk, and
Biodiversity enhancement: by delivering re-vegetation or restoration of ecosystems such as coastal habitats, wetlands and riparian vegetation and enhancement of pollination or pest control services.
There are two grant types on offer within this category:
Thrive Grant: Thrive grants help initiatives or organisations to become sustainable, scale or collaborate and move to their next stage of growth,
Seed Grant: Seed grants build, test or pilot innovative ideas or help organisations get started through core operations and capacity building.
Grant amounts will start from $100,000 to $1,000,000 payable over a maximum period of up to three years.
The NAB Foundation is able to support a wide range of social purpose organisations. We can grant to charities and social enterprises as long as the program, project, initiative, or organisation that is applying for a grant has a charitable purpose and is aligned to our grant category.
The NAB Foundation’s grant round will be open online via SmartyGrants from 9am Monday, 18 September and will close at 5pm Friday, 27 October 2017. More information including FAQs, Eligibility criteria, etc at https://www.nab.com.au/about-us/corporate-responsibility/community/nab-foundation-and-grants