The following grant programs are currently open, which may be relevant to Landcare projects:
LMCC Community Environment Grants
Grants of up to $5000 are available to support community-initiated projects that improve our local environment and inspire environmentally sustainable behaviour in Lake Macquarie City. Not-for-profit community organisations such as groups, clubs and school parents and citizens associations are eligible to apply. Applications close Monday 23 March.
*New this round, applicants can apply to use grant funding to pay for environmental education and training workshops (for example, to engage expert presenters).
For more information visit lakemac.com.au
Hunter Region Landcare Network workshop grants
Thanks to the generous support of the Hunter Local Land Services, HRLN once again has funding available for a series of field-days/workshops, hosted by our Member Groups, on topics of interest to the Landcarers in their local area.
Previous events have included woody weeds workshops, bird and frog workshops native plant identification and creating habitat workshops. These events could also include fauna visiting your Landcare sites, managing soils, action planning or any other Natural Resource Management topic.
This opportunity is for members of HRLN so, if your group is not a member already, please visit our website at www.hunterlandcare.org.au to apply for membership.
If successful, your Group will receive up to $1500 for hosting the event which will improve the skills and capacity of the Landcarers in your local area. This funding allows for guest presenters, catering and other costs of hosting the workshop. It also provides general support for expenses the group may incur in carrying out Landcare activities or projects throughout the year. The workshop must be held before 31 May 2020.
For further details and to apply visit the website here.
Hunter Local Land Services, through funding from the Catchment Action NSW program, will be delivering a three year program for community groups, networks or associations and individuals in building knowledge, skills and participation in land management practices. Landcare groups, industry associations or farmer networks, pest animal networks, aboriginal organisations or other NRM or agricultural community organisations are encouraged to apply.
The Community Small Grants program aims:
1) To build community skills and knowledge in land management practices
2) To build community participation and knowledge and skills with community organisations or local communities
Maximum $2000 per project
Applications can be submitted at any time. Please note the closing dates for individual assessment rounds in regards to your proposal/activity.
Closing dates for application rounds are:
2020: 1 February, 1 March, 1 April 1 July, 1 October
2021: 1 February, 1 March
For further information or to apply visit: https://hunter.lls.nsw.gov.au/our-region/grants-funding-scholarships
2019-20 Volunteer Grants
The Australian Government is inviting organisations via a closed non-competitive process to apply for a Volunteer Grant under the Families and Communities Program – Volunteer Grants Activity in 2019-2020. Volunteer Grants aim to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers as well as to encourage and increase participation in volunteering. The grants provide small amounts of money that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers. Organisations wishing to apply must be nominated by their local Member of Parliament by 21 February 2020. For further information visit https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/volunteer-grants-activity-%E2%80%93-2019-20-volunteer-grants
If your Landcare group would like any assistance applying for grants for Landcare works please contact Kate Meares at the Landcare Resource Centre on 4921 0392 or email@example.com . Remember all grants applied for under the Lake Macquarie Landcare Volunteer Network require approval from the LMLVN Committee and the Landholder – see Grants and Funding for more information and resources.