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.
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:
- 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:
- sustainable land management
- economic development
- organisational capacity
- improving knowledge and skills
- Aboriginal culture.
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
For more information on eligibility and how to apply, please refer to the documents below:
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 Knight||Western Murray Land Improvement Group||0487 455 firstname.lastname@example.org|
Murray, Deniliquin, Conargo, Jerilderie & Finley districts
|Erika Heffer||Rice Growers' Association of Australia Environmental Champions Program||0438 719 email@example.com|
Barooga, Boomanoomana, Berrigan, Corowa, Rand & Urana districts
|Judy Kirk||Corowa District Landcare||0417 858 firstname.lastname@example.org|
Greater Albury & Upper Murray districts
|Paula Sheehan||Holbrook Landcare Network||0407 873 email@example.com|
Murray Indigenous Landcare community
|Jeanette Crew||Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre||03 5881 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Andrew Cooper||Murray Local Land Services||02 6051 email@example.com|