Grant and loan funding are available to reserve managers to facilitate development and maintenance projects and to improve land and facilities.
Funding is also available for recovery from declared natural disasters. Depending on the purpose and location of a reserve, the following funding sources may be available.
Public Reserves Management Fund Program
The department administers the Public Reserves Management Fund Program (PRMFP) which is an annual program providing financial support for the development, maintenance and improvement of public reserves.
Managers of any NSW Crown reserve, as well as freehold showgrounds and schools of arts, can be eligible to apply for funding. The program provides grants and low-interest loans to eligible applicants through a competitive application process.
For further information on the program and updates on current funding rounds visit PRMFP.
Natural disaster funding
Grants are made available where the infrastructure and/or facilities involved are regarded as ‘essential public assets’. Funds for the scheme are made available from the Commonwealth and State Treasury. Reserve trusts can contact us
Other funding opportunities
The NSW Government has developed the Community Builders website
General information on fundraising is available from fundraising ideas