Up to $50,000 is available from National Landcare Program Environment Small Grants to undertake natural resource management activities that improve the quality of the local environment.

National Landcare Program Environment Small Grants

National Landcare Program Environment Small Grants

The National Landcare Program Environment Small Grants will provide a total of up to $5 million in grants in 2017-18 to community, environment, and other groups to undertake eligible natural resource management activities that improve the quality of the local environment.

The National Landcare Program Environment Small Grants is a grant opportunity funded under Phase Two of the National Landcare Program.

 

Background

The National Landcare Program is a key part of the Australian Government’s commitment to natural resource management. Through Phase Two of the National Landcare Program, the Australian Government aims to work in partnership with governments, industry, communities and individuals to protect and conserve Australia’s water, soil, plants, animals and ecosystems, as well as support the productive and sustainable use of these valuable resources. The National Landcare Program Environment Small Grants is a new program funded under Phase Two of the National Landcare Program.

 

Objectives

The National Landcare Program Environment Small Grants program aims to provide access to funding for community, environment, and other groups or individuals for projects that address the following National Landcare Program environment objective:

  • to protect and conserve Australia’s water, plants and animals and the ecosystems in which they live and interact, in partnership with local communities

The intended outcomes of the program are an:

  • increase in the protection, rehabilitation and restoration of environmental assets
  • increase in the natural resource management community delivering biodiversity and natural resources practice.

The program aims to support projects across Australia, including in urban, regional, coastal and remote areas. Projects may include work related to protecting and conserving threatened species and ecological communities, wetlands, and sites with natural heritage values.

 

Funding

The grant will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project expenditure.

  • The minimum grant amount is $5,000.
  • The maximum grant amount is $50,000.

The maximum grant period is 12 months.

 

Eligible Projects

To be eligible your project must:

  • include eligible activities and eligible expenditure
  • have at least $5,000 in eligible expenditure.

Eligible activities must directly relate to the project and must include one or more of the following:

  • weed treatment
  • pest or disease management
  • fencing
  • erosion management
  • revegetation
  • education activities and raising community awareness/participation
  • access management
  • indigenous land and sea country planning
  • recording of indigenous ecological knowledge
  • administration support related to the project.

 

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible to apply you must:

  • be a legal entity that can enter into a grant agreement with the Commonwealth
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be 18 years of age or older, if you are applying as an individual.

 

Timing

Applications close 19 March 2018.

 

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