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

2017 Big Ideas Grants Round

The overarching purpose of this grants round is prosperity from protection, with a focus on "Big Ideas" in four priority areas.

The Foundation will invest a total of $330,000 to support projects that enhance Noosa's long-term prosperity and increase protection of it's truly magnificent environment.

The 2017/18 round closed on 15 September 2017.

Priority Areas

Projects in the 2017 Grants Round should deliver environmental and socio-economic outcomes for the Noosa Biosphere Reserve and may respond to one or more of the following four priority areas:

  • Contribution to the long-term health of Noosa River, Estuary and downstream marine values for current and future generations.
  • Contribution to the best practice and innovative management of our hinterland, particularly Kin Kin catchment, to deliver sustainable use of our land, water and agricultural assets.
  • Improved biodiversity management within the Biosphere, including those with a focus on icon species.
  • Sustainable socio-economic development proposals, feasibility studies, prospectus or new financing mechanisms which can deliver long term prosperity and protection to the Biosphere and its communities.


Download the 2017/18 Noosa Biosphere Reserve Grants Round Guidelines for the full list of eligibility and submission criteria.

View the list of recipients from each round.

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