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2016-17 Murray Community Grants

Successful grants announced

We are pleased to announce that 21 community-based groups and organisations will share in over $360,000 of Australian Government National Landcare Programme funding through the 2016/17 Murray Community Grants program. Twenty-nine projects will be delivered across the region by the 29th December 2017.

Read about the successful projects.


The response to 2016 Murray Community Grants Program has been outstanding, with a record 60 applications received from 36 community, Landcare, producer, Aboriginal and local government groups and organisations.

The quality and volume of applications have left the evaluation team with plenty of work ahead. The value of the proposed projects comes to around $600,000, while the total amount on offer is $250,000. As such, the focus of the evaluation process will be to determine which proposals most closely match the selection criteria.

We plan to notify applicants of the outcome of the evaluation by 25 November 2016. Thank you for your applications, and the best of luck!


Applications have now CLOSED.

The Murray Local Land Services Community Grants program is aimed at supporting community and producer groups to carry out on-ground, capacity building, educational and other activities with a natural resource management and sustainable agriculture focus.

Who can apply?

Funding of up to $15,000 (excl. GST) is available for activities with a focus on sustainable land management, developing partnerships and building capacity. Eligible parties include local government groups, Aboriginal groups and organisations, Landcare and producer groups, schools and individuals.

Grants are targeted at projects that will: Walla Walla students making wetland charms at an NRM workshop hosted by Walla Walla Public School

  • build the capability of the community to manage land resources
  • create, or support, Connection to Country or promote the exchange of Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • protect Aboriginal sites or objects
  • improve land management practices
  • encourage community participation in sustainable land management
  • contribute to enduring land stewardship
  • build and support small groups with the objective of growing their capacity to deliver land services in their communities
  • increase the resilience and preparedness of communities and their landscapes to adapt and recover to climate stressors.

Projects may cover areas such as: Martin Driver and participants at a native plant identification workshop hosted by Barham Landcare

  • sustainable land management
  • economic development
  • organisational capacity
  • improving knowledge and skills
  • Aboriginal culture.

Read about previous grant projects.

Important dates

Application period commences

20 September 2016

Closing date for applications

21 October 2016

Acknowledgement of application

4 November 2016

Expected announcement date

25 November 2016

Project Completion, including submission of Final Report

29 December 2017

Key documents

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

2016 Murray Community Grants - Application Guidelines

2016 Murray Community Grants - Application Form - Word version

2016 Murray Community Grants - Application Form - pdf version

Step 1: Download document, Step 2: Save document to computer, Step 3: Open document and input application details, Step 4 - Save regularly.

Note: Do not directly edit document from internet browser as information may be lost.

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:

Your Local Landcare Coordinator

Barham, Moulamein, Murray Downs & Wakool districts

Roger KnightWestern Murray Land Improvement Group0487 455

Murray, Deniliquin, Conargo, Jerilderie & Finley districts

Erika HefferRice Growers' Association of Australia Environmental Champions Program0438 719

Barooga, Boomanoomana, Berrigan, Corowa, Rand & Urana districts

Judy KirkCorowa District Landcare0417 858

Greater Albury & Upper Murray districts

Paula SheehanHolbrook Landcare Network0407 873

Murray Indigenous Landcare community

Jeanette CrewYarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre03 5881


Andrew CooperMurray Local Land Services02 6051