Noosa Biosphere Reserve "Big Ideas" Grants Round

Prosperity from Protection

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Welcome to the Noosa Biosphere Reserve 'Big Ideas' Grants Round

We are the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation, entrusted by UNESCO and Noosa Council to protect our global status as a Biosphere Reserve.

The Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation Grants Scheme funds projects that deliver environmental and socio-economic outcomes for the Noosa Biosphere Reserve, the Noosa Shire.

BIG IDEAS GRANTS ROUND

The Big Ideas Grants Round includes a combined fund of $330,000.

Projects costing less than $20,000 will be considered and approved directly from the Expressions of Interest Stage.

Successful projects over $20,000 will be invited to collaborate with the Grants subcommittee in a project documentation, implementation planning and contracting phase before final approval later in the year.

PROJECT FUNDING

The Big Ideas Grants Round includes a combined fund of $330,000.

Projects costing less than $20,000 will be considered and approved directly from the Expressions of Interest stage.

Successful projects over $20,000 will be invited to collaborate with the Grants subcommittee in a project documentation, implementation planning and contracting phase before final approval later in the year.

SUBMISSIONS

Expressions of interest for the 2017 Grants Round are accepted via the online submission form below by the extended closing date of Friday, 15 September 2017.

Visit our Grants Round page here for full details, guidelines and to submit online.

GRANTS COACH

The NBRF recognise that completing an Expression of Interest takes time, and time away from other priorities, with no guarantee of a return.

The NBRF also recognise the unique aspirations of the grant Round for both prosperity and protections, as well as the more detailed criteria. Understanding and applying these aims to the applicant's context can be quite involved.

To help foster the greatest number of quality applications, the NBRF is providing an expert to be a resource for applicants thinking of applying.

Nick Heath - qualified as a chartered accountant and worked as management consultant for a decade before working for the last 18 years in NRM, environmental policy and advocacy. Nick works two days a week - on a Thursday and Friday - and can help applicants better understand the grants Round purpose, criteria, process and timeframes.

As a coach, Nick will not be a decision maker on any of the grants decisions. His advice is not a guarantee of success or a definitive guide to how the final assessment will be made, and so while his advice may assist, each applicant must still make their own final decisions on what to put into their applications. He can be contacted at 041 888 5324 or nick@noosabiosphere.org.au.

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