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Building resilience through skills and training

Murray Local Land Services is running an open call community training and skills development round which aims to support community, Landcare and producer groups to build capacity and capability through skills and training.

The funding is open to groups across the Murray Local Land Services region from near Balranald to Tumbarumba. Community Landcare and producer groups focused on primary production and the management of our natural resources are encouraged to apply.

Applications opened on 15 December 2017 and will close on 5 February 2018.

Senior Land Services Officer, Sandy Dellwo, said the investment in education was intended to equip groups with the right skill set to build on their foundations and help them to become more self-reliant and independent in a future with less funding certainty.

“The training and skills would be delivered to successful groups through one of three methods; participating in a course organised by Murray Local Land Services, facilitate their own training, or support an individual to attend a course,” she said.

“Investing in our grassroots community groups pays back the region with dividends and tangible long-term results,” she said.

“It’s so important to focus on building up the groups’ internal skills sets and support their internal capacity to assist them to keep contributing great outcomes for the region. “

Suggested courses include grant writing, mapping, marketing, governance, staff management, legislative/ policy training and budgeting.

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“The training and skills round is a great opportunity for community groups focused on productive agriculture and management of resources to improve their group’s skills to help them into the future,” Mrs Dellwo said.

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

For more information, contact Matt Lane, Communications on (02) 6051 2252.