The Pilbara Environmental Offsets Fund - Call for Applications Round 1

A total of $1,000,000 in funding for projects is available from the fund’s grant account in 2019–20. Grant applications for a minimum of $100,000 will be considered. There is no upper limit on individual grants per project per funding round (within the limits of the total funding available).

Applications for the first open grant from the fund will be sought in two stages. Stage 1 requires submission of an initial application for competitive assessment. Successful applicants are then invited to progress to stage 2 and submit a full project plan.

Priorities for investment

In this grant round, projects must be located within priority area 1 or 2 to be considered eligible for funding. Projects in priority area 3 will be considered for investment in later grant rounds.

Priority area 1 includes the granitic fields of the Chichester sub-region south of Port Hedland centred on the Woodstock and Abydos reserves, Indee Station and Yandeyarra.

Priority area 2 includes the lower Robe Valley in the far west of the Hamersley sub-region, including Yaraloola, Yalleen and Red Hill stations and the western extremity of the Hamersley Range.

Guideline for applicants

The guideline for applicants provides additional details on eligibility, the selection criteria and the application process.

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If you have a project idea that falls outside of a priority area for investment, please register it with us by emailing it to the application email below. This will help us to identify opportunities to guide revisions of the implementation plan.

Other state and federal grant programs which you may also be eligible for include:

How to apply

The call for applications is now open with initial applications closing on 20 January 2020 at exactly 5.00pm (AWST).

You can lodge your application by email to: peof@dwer.wa.gov.au

or by post to:

Program Manager Pilbara Environmental Offsets Fund Department of Water and Environmental Regulation Locked Bag 10 Joondalup DC WA 6919 Australia

Please email peof@dwer.wa.gov.au and we will contact you to discuss your project.