The following grant programs are currently open, which may be relevant to Landcare projects:
Supplementary Volunteer grants
Funded by the Australian Government, this program will provide grants of between $1000- $5000 to community organisations to support volunteers and increase volunteering across Australia. This funding round has a focus on assisting organisations to re-engage volunteers and adapt their practices to support volunteer safety in relation to COVID-19. Applications close 20 September. Further information at volunteeringaustralia.org/svg2020
LMCC Community Environment Grants
Have you got a project idea to improve your local environment or inspire environmentally sustainable behaviour?
Not-for-profit community organisations, including School Parents and Citizens groups, are invited to apply for Council’s Community Environment Grants.
Grants up to $5000 are available for projects in Lake Macquarie City. Applications are now open and close 5pm Monday 21 September.
Further information at lakemac.com.au.
Habitat Action Grants
The Habitat Action Grants are funded from the Recreational Fishing Trusts which direct funding generated by the NSW Recreational Fishing Fee towards onground actions to improve fish habitat and recreational fishing in NSW.
Angling clubs, individuals, community groups, local councils and organisations interested in rehabilitating fish habitats in freshwater and saltwater areas throughout NSW can apply for small grants of $2,000 or large grants of up to $40,000.
Habitat rehabilitation projects which may be funded include:
- removal or modification of barriers to fish passage
- rehabilitation of riparian lands (river banks, wetlands, mangrove forests, saltmarsh)
- re-snagging waterways with timber structure
- removal of exotic vegetation from waterways and replace with native species
- bank stabilisation works
- reinstatement of natural flow regimes
Applications close 30 September. For further information visit www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/habitat/rehabilitating/ahr-grants-program
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 apply online now.
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 2021. For further information or to apply visit https://hunterlandcare.org.au/hunter-region-landcare-workshop-grants-2020/
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 October
2021: 1 February, 1 March
For further information or to apply visit: https://www.lls.nsw.gov.au/regions/hunter/grants-funding-scholarships/small-community-grants-and-education-scholarships-2018-2021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.