Green Grants

Green Grants

Ever had an idea that could change the world?  

As a leader in conservation, Taronga works to educate, encourage and empower people to act for the wild and create positive outcomes for wildlife and the environment. 

Every two years, Taronga awards up to $50,000 in grant money for innovative conservation ideas, designs and inventions that will inspire and empower communities to help secure a sustainable future for our planet. These are known as the Taronga Green Grants.  

Conservation champions from anywhere in Australia can apply for a Taronga Green Grant. We don’t just want you to just have the idea; we want to help you put it into action!

Find out more about past Taronga Green Grant recipients below.

Seaside Scavenge

In 2017, $30,000 was awarded to Seaside Scavenge, a waterway cleanup and clothes swap event where litter collected becomes the currency to purchase quality pre-loved clothes, books and more.

The Last Straw

In 2017, $20,000 was awarded to The Last Straw and Today, a campaign to end the use of plastic straws in venues such as cafes and restaurants across Australia by changing individual attitudes and behaviours and promoting the transition to a sustainable alternative.

Take 3 Initiative

Winners of the inaugural Taronga Green Grant in 2015, Take 3 is a simple community initiative empowering everyone to take three pieces of rubbish.

Wildlife Witness

The world is dealing with an unprecedented spike in illegal wildlife trade. It is the greatest direct threat to the future of some of the planet’s most iconic species including rhinos, elephants, tigers, pangolins and many more.

The Wildlife Witness app empowers you to report illegal wildlife trade. Your reports enter a database that is used by a Wildlife Crime Analyst to collate information and identify trends, and enforcement agencies are informed so that action can be taken.