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We fund research and environmental education using funds from sales of our publications and donations and bequests made to our Environmental Protection Fund. Contact us to discuss how we could help you.

Research Grant for the Conservation of Bushland

Applications for this annual grant of $2500 are welcomed from honours, masters and PhD students. The project must contribute to the knowledge that will assist the conservation of bushland in the Sydney region, e.g. flora and fauna studies, biodiversity, and management issues such as chemical pollution, weed invasion, erosion control and controlled burns. Click here for more information.

Young Scientist

STEP has aligned with Young Scientist and each year we award a prize of $250 for the best environmental project. The competition is organised by the Science Teachers' Association of New South Wales and is open to students from kindergarten to year 12. Click here for more information.

Other Funding Opportunities

We are prepared to consider funding projects up to $5000:

  • to researchers (other than honours, masters and PhD students) who are studying any aspect of urban bushland in the Sydney region
  • to schools for projects that promote awareness of the value of urban bushland, educate students or the community on how to minimise their impact on urban bushland, or restore a natural habitat

Click here for more information.