Friends of Grasslands

FoG 2021 Grassy Ecosystem Grants

In 2021 FoG is again offering a small number of grants of up to $1,500 each for projects that promote its objectives and priorities in relation to the understanding, conservation and management of native grassy ecosystems. The closing date for applications is Friday 30 April. Applicants will be notified of the outcomes of their applications by early June. 

Any individual or organisation may apply. A grant may be used for a small project or as part of a bigger project and may support publications, research, education, on-ground work, advocacy, publicity and/or training consistent with FoG’s objectives and priorities.

FOG will publicise projects it funds and, will provide what in-kind support it can offer if this is sought. Successful recipients will be asked to keep FOG informed of progress, to write up their projects for our newsletter, and, if applicable, to nominate and provide other relevant outputs.

Information for applicants and the 2021 application form are available via the Grants information page on this website. If you wish to register your interest, or you have any queries, please contact us at

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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Make a tax deductible donation to support grassland. Friends of Grasslands makes small grants to researchers, educators and on ground projects, a highly effective way to support grassy ecosystems. To support this, you can make a tax-deductible donation to the Friends of Grasslands Public Fund by:

  • Direct debit: BSB 633000, a/c 153493960 (Bendigo bank), please include your name and advise our treasurer:
  • Cheque: payable to Friends of Grasslands Public Fund", mail to Treasurer, Friends of Grasslands Inc., PO box 440, Jamison Centre, ACT 2614. Include your name and postal address.

A receipt for tax purposes will be sent to you. Thank you.