Blue Carbon Ecosystem Restoration Grants

Grant Category Climate Change
Grant Status Closed
Delivered on behalf of Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Selection process Open
State/Territory National
Closing Date/Time AEDT

The Blue Carbon Ecosystem Restoration Grants will run over 4 years from 2021–22 to 2024–25. These grants are a core component of the broader Blue Carbon Conservation, Restoration and Accounting Program.

The grants will fund on-ground implementation of at least 4 blue carbon ecosystem restoration projects in Australia. The projects will be chosen to represent a variety of blue carbon ecosystem types and socio-economic settings and serve as demonstration of the outcomes achievable for climate, biodiversity and livelihoods.

The objectives of the grants are: 

  • restore degraded and/or re-establish previously lost blue carbon ecosystems by implementing on-ground ecosystem restoration activities
  • provide information on the benefits to climate, biodiversity and livelihoods resulting from restoration activities within various ecosystem types and socio-economic settings.

The intended outcomes of the grants are:

  • improve the health of blue carbon ecosystems, thereby enhancing biodiversity, climate and livelihood benefits.
  • improve understanding of the flow of ecosystem services and benefits of blue carbon ecosystem restoration and assist in building knowledge and expertise in restoration activities and EEA.
  • generate restoration case studies to demonstrate the importance of coastal wetland conservation and restoration,
  • contribute to a wider community of practice for blue carbon wetland ecosystem restoration and project level environmental-economic accounting.

More information

More information about the Blue Carbon Ecosystem Restoration Grants as well as requirements for applicants, can be found in the following grant opportunity documents:

  • Watch this video to find out more - Information session - Blue Carbon Ecosystem Restoration Grants
  • Grant Opportunity Guidelines
  • Questions and Answers
  • Sample Commonwealth Standard Grant Agreement
  • Sample Standard Grant Agreement General Grant Conditions
  • Sample Commonwealth Standard Grant Agreement Supplementary Terms
  • Project activity template
  • Budget template
  • Blue Carbon Restoration Grant Information Session PowerPoint presentation

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If you would like assistance, please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 (option 1) or email

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Please quote 2021-6188 – Blue Carbon Ecosystem Restoration Grants when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.