The NAB Foundation’s Sustainable Regions Grants aim to help strengthen regional communities by enabling them to better manage their natural resources and promote biodiversity. The grants 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.
The grants will consider initiatives that include but are not limited to those that address water quality, climate change and biodiversity enhancement. Grant amounts start from $100,000 to $1,000,000 and are paid over a maximum period of up to three years.
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.
To be eligible:
- Your organisation must be registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) or be a social enterprise with a charitable purpose that you can demonstrate is aligned to the grant category.
- You must be able to clearly describe the charitable purpose of your organisation and program or initiative and demonstrate how the funds will only be used for this purpose.
- You must be able to demonstrate why your approach strengthens the region.
- You must be able to articulate why and how your activities will deliver their targeted outcome and how they will be measured.