Posts tagged as ‘Grants’

Two FREE workshops on 5th November – LPLN Network Grant


As part of the LPLN Network Grant, we are happy to offer this great opportunity

There will be two FREE workshops on Sunday 5th of November at the Wedderburn Community House.

You can attend either or both workshops, and morning tea will be provided between the two sessions

The 9:00 am workshop is on how to use the simple mapping program, Avenza (which is free to download and use on Android phones or tablets). We will have plenty of Samsung Tablets to use (or you can bring your own device if you wish). This is a great way to map out sightings, areas of weed, accurately map out paddocks, record walking tracks etc.


The 11:00 am workshop is on how to use the NatureShare website This is a great site, where you can share images of our local biodiversity and view what else has been sighted in our local area.

Hope to see you there, but don’t forget to RSVP to

Posted 29 October 2017 in Agriculture, Community Engagement, Education, Events, Fauna, Flora, Grants, News, Newsletter

Volunteer based community groups – $1,000 and $5,000 Grants

The Australian Government’s Department of Social Services is inviting volunteer-based community groups and networks to apply for the 2016 Volunteer Grants funding.

These grants aim to support the efforts of volunteers by providing small amounts of money that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers.

Funding available: grants of between $1,000 and $5,000

Funding for: community-based groups and networks to buy equipment (e.g. computers), or help with training volunteers, fuel costs or undertaking background security checks etc. See guidelines (via link below) for a comprehensive list of eligible and ineligible items.

Application period: from 08 November 2016 until 2pm -20 December 2016

More information, guidelines & application form: go to

General enquiries: 1800 020 283

Please forward to your groups and networks.

Kind regards

Posted 15 November 2016 in Community Engagement, Grants, News

Supporting new pest animal and weed control tools and technologies

Pest animals & weeds cost our farmers around $4 billion every year. Funding is now available to improve how they are managed in Australia.


To be eligible for funding, projects must propose to develop a chemical, biological or physical control tool or technology to manage one or more established pest animals (excluding invertebrates) and/or weeds that are not native to Australia or a particular part of Australia.

For more information, visit

Posted 2 November 2016 in Agriculture, Feral animal control, Grants, News, Weeds

CLOSED: Dairy Development Grants are fully subscribed and are now closed.

Update: this grants scheme is fully subscribed and is now closed.

These grants will be open until 30 June 2017, or until the Dairy Development Grant program funds are fully allocated, whichever occurs first.


Need more help?

If you have queries about the Victorian Government’s Dairy Development Grants program, please call us on 1800 260 425 (free call) or email

Posted 24 October 2016 in Agriculture, Grants, News

Farm Risk Management Grants

The Victorian Government’s Farm Risk Management Grants program opened Friday 1 July 2016.Farm Risk Manangement Grant Guidelines


The program supports drought affected farmers with business planning, training and on-farm preparedness.

The program provides eligible farm businesses with up to $10,000 to improve risk management and drought preparedness practices and enhance overall farm performance.

Eligible farmers in the following local government areas are encouraged to apply: Buloke, Yarriambiack, Loddon, Northern Grampians, Horsham, Hindmarsh, Gannawarra, Pyrenees, Central Goldfields, West Wimmera and Ararat.

The $1.5 million Farm Risk Management Grants program is part of the Victorian Government’s $27 million Drought Response Package. The Package targets north west Victoria, which has been most seriously impacted by drought over a prolonged period.

Rural Finance will deliver the grants on behalf of the Victorian Government. To find out more or to apply,
contact Rural Finance on 1800 260 425 or visit

Malcolm Brown
Drought Response – Stakeholder and Community Engagement
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Level 26, 1 Spring St Melbourne VIC 3000 | P: (03) 8392 7188
Agriculture Victoria

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Government of
Victoria, Victoria, Australia.

Posted 5 July 2016 in Agriculture, Grants, News


Meridian Agriculture in partnership with Agriculture Victoria is running a series
of free workshops to help you understand your financials and to identify risk
management strategies to assist in managing through this drought.

Drought workshop


Bookings essential. For more information or to RSVP please contact
Meridian Ag on 03 5341 6100 or email


Posted 26 May 2016 in Education, Grants, News

Stock Containment Area Grants – NOW OPEN

Another round of Stock Containment Area (SCA) grants are now open as part of the Victorian Government Drought Response funding. Applications will close on 14 May 2016.

Expressions of interest from landholders should be submitted directly to the North Central CMA by phone (03) 5448 7124 or via their website.

Eligible Landholders can apply for up to 3 SCAs. Landholders that were successful in Round 1 (December 2015) are able to apply for a second or third SCA in this round.



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Posted 23 March 2016 in Grants, News

Threatened Species Protection Initiative – Grants NOW OPEN

The submission period for Round 2 of the Threatened Species Protection Initiative – Community Volunteer Action grants and crowdfunding is now open. The Victorian Government has announced $5.2 million for the Threatened Species Protection Initiative to support immediate action on threatened species and habitat protection.

The following groups are encouraged to apply:
·        Landcare, Bushcare, Coastcare, Rivercare, Parkcare and Friends of groups and networks
·        Conservation Management Networks
·        Naturalist groups
·        Public land committees of management
·        Indigenous Associations and Aboriginal groups
·        Schools and educational groups
·        Youth and senior citizen clubs
·        Local service and recreational groups
·        Not for profit organisations such as cemetery trusts and scientific associations

For further information please go to:

Posted 17 March 2016 in Grants, News

Loddon Shire Community Grant Scheme NOW OPEN

Local sporting and community organisations have until Friday 1 May to stake a claim for a share of the $200,000 pool, now available under Council’s annual Community Grants Scheme.

The idea is that such grants go towards projects which develop or improve existing community facilities, provide activities or deliver services that improve the quality of life for Loddon residents.

Over the past 15 years, Council has invested more than $1.4 million in around 650 projects, worth, in total, $5 million. The scheme funds projects on a 2:1 basis, with Council giving $2 for every $1 contributed by the applicant. The most that can be applied for is $10,000, which requires a contribution of at least $5000 from the applicant, either cash or in-kind or both.

Last year, 44 grants were made, taking up almost the full allocation. For more information about the grants, please phone Tony Bellenger on 5494 1200.

The form can be downloaded here.


The LPLN Facilitator is available to help any Landcare groups wanting to submit an application to this grant round.

Posted 11 March 2016 in Grants, News

Small Grants for Rural Communities – FRRR

The Small Grants for Rural Communities is the longest running and broadest program FRRR offers, opening twice per year.

Grants of up to $5,000 are available for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities in rural, regional or remote Australia. Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer.

Applicants must be not-for-profit community organisations with an ABN or incorporation certificate.

For more information visit:

Round 29 is now open and applications close 5pm Thursday 24th March 2015.



Posted 18 February 2016 in Grants, News