Environmental Grant Program


Administered by the Leards Forest Precinct Environmental Trust Inc.

The aim of the Environmental Grant Program is to facilitate projects that enhance the environment, protect the environment, or provide a sustainable environmental solution.

The criteria can be defined as follows:

ENHANCE - to raise to a higher degree, to intensify, to magnify.

PROTECT- to secure for future generations.

SUSTAINABLE- a system that maintains its own viability.

The Environmental Grant Program is derived from contributions made by Maules Creek Coal, Boggabri Coal and Tarrawonga Coal Mines under Voluntary Planning Agreements.

The program is administered by the Leards Forest Precinct Environmental Trust Inc. The Trust consists of representatives from the above mines, community and Gunnedah and Narrabri Shire Councils.

Having held three rounds of funding since its inception, the Environmental Grant Program is now to remain open to applications all year round. Applications will be required to be submitted by 30 April to be eligible to be funded in the May of each year and by 15 October to be considered in the November of each year.

Wanting to Make a Difference to the Natural Environment Around Boggabri?

If you’ve been wanting to improve the natural environment nearby, but just didn’t know where there was money available, have you thought about approaching the Leard Forest Precinct Environmental Trust?

The Trust prefer to fund natural environmental improvement projects such as weed control, watering stations for native animals or improving local habitat.

But, they are certainly also open to funding projects that provide benefits around the efficient use of natural resources – like water tanks, small-scale irrigation, solar panels.

What Else Do You Need to Know

Applicant groups don’t have to live in the area; all are welcome – but the works just have to take place within a 25 km radius of the Forest and provide benefits to the wider community.

If that sounds like something you could be interested in, they love to have a chat. Contact via: leardforesttrust@gmail.com

Environmental Grant Program - Writeable PDF(PDF, 740KB)


 “This funding has given us the opportunity to plant over 200 trees on the
approaches to Boggabri and on our grounds with watering system to provide for
the future of environment systems for birds and shelter for shade for our pony club
riders, camp drafters, and Drovers’ Campfire caravans annually when fully grown
will be able to be enjoyed by our small community. We thank you immensely.”
Boggabri Recreation Reserve Trust

“The grant has allowed our organisation to undertake a project to make our school
more long term environmentally sustainable through water harvesting. We have
been able to model to the students real life applications with a holistic approach
to managing precious natural resources. The funding has assisted us to raise
awareness and aid in educating our students with proactive attitudes in which to
address future challenges they may face with natural resources.”
Boggabri Public School Parents and Citizens Association