Friends of Grasslands

Friends of Grasslands: Small project grants 2017

Starting in 2017, FOG is offering a small number of grants of $500Ė$1500 each to promote investment in our understanding and management of grassy ecosystems.

A grant might enable the recipient to undertake a small project or add to a bigger project. Projects might include publications, research, education, on-ground work, advocacy, publicity and training. Projects which leverage additional resources will also be favoured.

FOG will publicise the projects it funds, and may offer practical in-kind support.

The recipient will need to keep FOG informed of progress, such as by writing about it for the FOG newsletter, giving talks to FOG, leading FOG visits to your sites, etc.

To apply for a grant, and keep paperwork to a minimum, please send a short written application explaining the nature of your proposed project to the FOG Supported Projects Sub-committee. We recommend that you contact the sub-committee (via email to to ensure your idea fits with FOGís objectives before you start your application. You donít have to be a FOG member to apply.

Closing date for the initial round of grants is 30 April 2017.

Grasslands and grassy woodlands were the most extensive vegetation community in Australia two hundred years ago. Today, some grassland communities in south-eastern Australia are more threatened than Australian rainforests.† How can that be?

Friends of Grasslands ('FoG' for short) is a community group dedicated to conservation of natural temperate grassy ecosystems in south-eastern Australia. FoG advocates, educates and advises on matters to do with the conservation of grassy ecosystems, and carries out surveys and other on-ground work. FoG is based in Canberra and its members include professional scientists, landowners, land managers and interested members of the public.  

Activities and Events

FoG members help to conserve grasslands through hands-on projects, working parties, a newsletter and education work.  Current events are outlined in the FoG Calendar.


Join FoG, help grasslands and get to meet interesting and knowledgeable people.  Membership is open to everyone with an interest in grasslands.


What is a grassland and why are grasslands important?


Friends of Grasslands attempts to persuade governments and landholders to protect and conserve grasslands.


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