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Grants and funding opportunities

Current grants and funding opportunities


Murray Landcare & Producer Group – Drought Event Support Fund

Expressions of Interest now OPEN

The Murray Local Land Services Landcare & Producer Group Drought Event Support program aims to increase landholder technical skills and/or resilience to manage the current drought by offering Landcare and producer groups $1,500 to support drought-related events within the Murray region.

Details

Funding of $1,500 (excl. GST) is available to support Landcare and producer groups to organise and deliver events for landholders to assist with managing the current drought. One application per group will be accepted.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are open from the Friday, 12 April 2019.

EOIs will be reviewed on the following dates:

  • Friday, 26 April 2019
  • Friday 3 May 2019
  • Monday 13 May 2019
  • Monday 20 May 2019.

Successful recipients will be awarded funds on approval of event, acceptance by applicant and submission of a tax invoice.

EOI’s close on 17 May, or until funds are expired – whichever occurs first.

Requirements

  • Provide a tax invoice to Local Land Services
  • Organise and deliver an event for landholders on a drought-related topic
  • Extend an invitation to relevant Murray LLS staff to attend the event
  • Include the LLS logo on any flyers developed and gain approval of flyer before making available to the public
  • Publicise the event on social media and tag Murray LLS in posts (facebook @Murray.LLS, twitter @Murray_LLS)
  • Provide Murray LLS with a short email report of the event highlights, attendee numbers, and photos of the event.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be a Landcare or producer group.
  • Group needs to have a mechanism to issue LLS a tax invoice, either independently or via an auspicing organisation.
  • Applicants must have the capacity to deliver an event.
  • Events must be within the Murray Local Land Services Region
  • Events must be able to be completed by no later than 31st July 2019
  • Target of audience of the event must be landholders
  • Event must aim to increase landholders technical skills and or resilience to manage the current drought
  • Event must include a focus on topics relevant to landholders coping with drought (including areas of sustainable agriculture and animal health).
  • Event will need to meet a need of the community

Important dates

Expression of Interests (EOI’s) Open

12 April 2019

Closing date for EOI’s

17 May 2019

Acknowledgement of application

Automatically on submission of Google form

EOI review / assessment

EOIs will be assessed on four separate review occasions as follows:
Friday 26 April 2019
Friday 3 May 2019
Monday 13 May 2019
Monday 20 May 2019

Expected announcement date

Outcome of EOIs will be provided to applicants over email shortly after each review date.

Event completion

31 July 2019

Submit an EOI

To submit an Expression of Interest, please complete a Drought Event Support EOI form.

Assistance or more information

For more information please contact:

Sandy Dellwo, Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator on 0408 400 719

Tom McIntosh, Land Services (Agriculture) Team Leader on 0457 708 910


Previous grants and funding opportunities

Murray community grants

Groups and individuals are invited to apply for grant funding to undertake activities that address local land management issues and build the capacity of community-based organisations within the Murray Local Land Services region.

Find out more about Murray community grants.

National Landcare Program - Smart Farms Small Grants – Round 2 – NOW CLOSED

The second round of this program opened on 13 November 2018 and closed at 11:30 pm AEDT on Friday 11 January 2019 and is part of the National Landcare Program’s $134 million Smart Farms Program.

Organisations and individuals can apply for grants between $5,000 and $200,000 to do projects that build the ability and willingness of Australia’s farmers, fishers and foresters to adopt best practices that improves the management and quality of our natural resources and increases on-farm productivity.

Landcare groups, Indigenous organisations, community groups and landholders are encouraged to apply.

To find out more about Smart Farms Small Grants Round 2, click here.

If you would like any support with the application, contact the Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator for the Murray region,  Sandy Dellwo on 0408 400 719 or email sandy.dellwo@lls.nsw.gov.au.

The Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator is supported by Murray Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

Billabong Yanco community grants

Groups and individuals within the Billabong Yanco region are invited to apply for grant funding to undertake activities that celebrate and interact with our local landscapes, culture and produce.

Find out more about Billabong Yanco community grants.

Pest and Weed drought funding

Land managers in drought affected areas throughout NSW are encouraged to apply for up to $3 million through the 2015-2016 Pest and Weed Drought Funding program.

Find out more about pest and weed drought funding.

Murray Community Training and Skills Round

Community, Landcare and producer groups focused on improving primary production and/ or improving the management of our natural resources are invited to apply to carry out training and skills development that will build the group’s capacity.

Introduction

Applications CLOSED.

The Murray Local Land Services Training and Skills Round aims to support community, Landcare and producer groups to carry out training and skills development that will build the group’s capacity.

By investing in capacity, we expect to increase our communities’ ability to take leading roles in improving primary production and the management of natural resources and assist groups to remain resilient in a future with less funding certainty.

Training and skills activities must directly support groups to improve their capacity and demonstrate clear links to enabling improved primary production and/ or improved management of natural resources

Each group should submit only one application detailing all the training requests for that group. Training must be completed no later than the 15 May 2018.

This project is supported by Murray Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

Who can apply?

Community, Landcare and producer groups focused on improving primary production and/ or improving the management of our natural resources are invited to apply.

To be eligible, applications must meet the following criteria:

  • Groups must be based in the Murray Local Land Services region.
  • Groups must be able to demonstrate how they are improving primary production and/ or the management of our natural resources.
  • Training must be able to be completed by no later than 15 May 2018.
  • Training must contribute to the capacity of the group moving forward.

Training and skills development will be delivered to successful groups via one of the following methods, at the discretion of Murray Local Land Services:

  1. Participate in a course organised by Murray Local Land Services
  2. Funding provided directly to a group to organise training conducted directly with their group
  3. Funding provided to a group that will support an individual to complete a course of choosing which contributes to the group’s capacity.

Important dates

Application period commences

15 December 2017

Closing date for applications

5 February 2018

Expected announcement date

16 February 2018

Training Completion, including submission of Final Report

15 May 2018

Key documents

For more information on eligibility and how to apply, please refer to the documents below:

Guidelines

2017-18 Murray Community Training and Skills Round - Application Guidelines

Application form – Part 1 & 2 (Please fill in first)

2017-18 Murray Community Training and Skills Round – Application Form

Application form – Part 2 ONLY (Please fill in if applying for more than one type of training)

2017-18 Murray Community Training and Skills Round – Part 2 ONLY Application Form

Please Note:

There are two parts to the 2017/18 Murray Community Training and Skills Round application:

Part 1: Captures applicant information – each group should complete one copy of this section.

Part 2: Captures details of the training requested. Groups should complete separate copies of this section for each different type of training they are requesting.

Assistance or more information

If you would like more information, would like to talk to someone regarding an idea or require assistance completing the application form, please contact:

Susie Buckley at the Murray Local Land Services on:

03 5881 9998

murray.grants@lls.nsw.gov.au