The following grant programs are currently open, which may be relevant to Landcare projects:
Council 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 Landcare Groups and 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 close 5pm Friday 26 March 2021. Potential applicants are encouraged to attend the information session webinar on Tuesday 9 March at 5pm (RSVP essential). Learn more, RSVP for webinar and access the application form online at https://www.lakemac.com.au/Our-Council/Grants-and-funding/Community-Environment-Grants
“Working Together” Small Grants Program
The “Working Together” Small Grants Program seeks to support locally-driven collaboration activities to ensure that Aboriginal people become more immersed in the Landcare movement in NSW.
Grants of up to $2,000 are available to Aboriginal organisations and/or Landcare NSW Member Groups located within NSW. The Working Together Small Grants Program 2020-21 will officially close on Friday 30th April 2021, or until the total grants budget of $50,000 for 2020-21 is committed prior to this date. Further information is available at https://landcare.nsw.gov.au/landcare-program/aboriginal-communities-engagement-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/
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.