Posts tagged as ‘Grants’

Volunteer Grants – NOW OPEN

The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply for Volunteer Grants through an open process under the Strengthening Communities – Volunteering sub-activity. Funding is expected to be offered to around 5,700 organisations as a result of this process, with grants to be paid by 30 June 2016.

Volunteer Grants enable community organisations to apply for grants of up to $5,000 to purchase small equipment items to assist their volunteers, assist with the reimbursement of fuel costs incurred by volunteers (and transport costs for volunteers with disability who are unable to drive), and contribute towards the cost of training courses and background screening checks for volunteers.

Go to https://www.dss.gov.au/grants/grants/funding-open-for-application/volunteer-grants-2015 for more information and to download an application form.  A PDF of the grant guidelines is attached here.

Applications close at 2:00pm, Wednesday 9 December 2015  

For assistance in filling in an application form contact Anthony Gallacher.

Posted 13 November 2015 in Grants

Sustainable Agriculture Small Grants Programme – OPEN

The Minster for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon Barnaby Joyce yesterday announced that applications were open for the National Landcare Programme Sustainable Agriculture Small Grants Round 2015-16. Grants ranging between $5500 and $55,000 (GST inclusive) are now available to increase industry capacity and support the adoption of productive management practices.       

A range of activities may be eligible, including:

  • field days workshops, conferences
  • demonstration events or workshops
  • training or skill development sessions
  • community information or education sessions
  • development of decision-making tools
  • development of new information channels within the current knowledge system
  • conducting surveys.

This small grants round supports the implementation of the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper.  Applications are invited from a range of entities, including farming systems groups, community groups and individuals to undertake projects across a variety of agricultural industries, across a variety of agricultural industries, including cropping, livestock, dairy, horticulture, pastoral, aquaculture and fisheries.

Please note Applications will close 2.00pm (AEDT) Monday 7 December 2015

For more information, visit: www.nrm.gov.au/agsmallgrants or telephone 1800 283 940 or if need more information you can contact Dean Jones Sustainable Agriculture Facilitator – Victoria and Tasmania NRM Futures Sustainability & Biosecurity Policy Division Department of Agriculture & Water Resources; Phone: 0429 007 159 e:dean.jones@agriculture.gov.au.

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Posted 6 November 2015 in Grants, News

Threatened Species Protection Initiative

The Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville, has launched the Threatened Species Protection Initiative, to support immediate action on threatened species and habitat protection.

The Threatened Species Protection Initiative will support threatened species’ survival through on-ground activities such as habitat creation and restoration and site protection.

The Initiative secures $2 million in Community Volunteer Action Grants, which will support local groups to undertake grassroots threatened species projects such as revegetating areas, building fences, species monitoring and establishing suitable habitats.

The Initiative takes an innovative, partnership approach to threatened species protection, that recognises and harnesses the effectiveness of grassroots action in making change happen quickly.

Funding is available through two grant schemes:
1. Community Volunteer Action Grants ($2 million)
Grants between $2,000 and $20,000 – close 22 September 2015

2. Strategic Action and Critical Partnerships Grants ($3 million)
No funding cap – close 8 September 2015

More information on the Initiative, including grant guidelines and how to apply, is available here.

Posted 13 August 2015 in Grants, News

Grant Writing Session 25th June

LPLN Grant writing session for VLG - June 2015

Posted 12 June 2015 in Grants

Free Grant Writing workshop for Landcarers

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Posted 24 April 2015 in Grants, News

Loddon Shire Community Grants Scheme NOW OPEN

Local  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, please phone Tony Bellenger on 5494 1200.

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Posted 25 February 2015 in Grants, News

20 Million Trees Programme

nlp-logoThe Australian Government’s 20 Million Trees Programme Grant Round One, which is part of the National Landcare Program, is now open.

Project funding: applications are being sought for grant funding between $20,000 and $100,000.

Project timeframe: projects need to be from between 1 and 3 years, and all projects must commence in 2014-15. See page 2 of the grant guidelines for details on project timeframes.  
 
Who can apply: a wide range of groups, organisations and individuals in the community are encouraged to apply. This may include community groups, schools, landholders and other land managers. See page 6 of the grant guidelines for details on applicant eligibility.  

Project locations: can be on both public and private land in urban, peri-urban and regional areas.

Project objectives: projects that enhance local biodiversity by improving the extent, condition and connectivity of native vegetation. Projects must involve the establishment of trees that will grow to more than 2 metres in height (when mature), as well as other species including understorey, which will result in a locally appropriate and biodiverse vegetation structure to deliver environmental conservation benefits.

Eligible project activities:

  • planting seedlings;
  • direct seeding;

and the following activities are eligible where they directly support eligible revegetation activities    

  • plant propagation;
  • weed control;
  • project site preparation;
  • project site maintenance.

Application form, guidelines & FAQs: go to http://www.nrm.gov.au/national/20milliontrees/competitive-grants and for the press release on this grants program go to http://www.nrm.gov.au/national/20milliontrees

Applications close: 2pm Thursday 30 October 2014

More information: phone 1800 552 008 or email: 20milliontrees@environment.gov.au

Posted 14 October 2014 in Grants, News

Australian Government’s 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants

nlp-logoThe Australian Government announced the 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants 2014-15 at the National Landcare Conference.

About the grants

The grants are part of the national stream of the National Landcare Programme and are one way of marking the 25th anniversary of Landcare as a national movement.

A total of up to $5 million (Excluding GST) is available in 2014-15 through the 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants 2014-15.  The funding comprises up to $2.5 million for environment focused projects and up to $2.5 million for agriculture focused projects.

The 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants 2014-15 will harness the expertise and enthusiasm of the natural resource management community, including landcare, Indigenous people, farmers, fishers and other land and sea managers.

Grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 (Excluding GST) will assist community groups and individuals to undertake projects to conserve and protect their local environment and / or to manage the natural resource base, contributing to outcomes in the national interest.

Timelines

Applications for the 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants 2014-15 are open until 2 pm (AEDT) Monday 20 October 2014.

For further information please visit www.nrm.gov.au.

Posted 23 September 2014 in Grants

Communities for Nature Round 5 OPEN

coomunities_for_natureThe 2014 Communities for Nature Small to Medium Grants Funding Opportunity is now open.

The Victorian Government has launched the 2014 Communities for Nature Small to Medium Grants Funding Opportunity – Round 5.

The Communities for Nature 2014 Small to Medium Grants Funding Opportunity aims to support practical action by community groups, schools, and volunteer organisations to deliver measurable environmental outcomes through on-ground works.
The Funding Opportunity will provide $3 million to community groups seeking one year grants for grants of up to $50,000 (GST inclusive).

Projects that will be completed by 31 December 2015 are eligible for funding.

Applications can be submitted online up until 4.00pm Monday 1st September 2014.

More information can be found in the Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions are found online at the DEPI Website.

Posted 12 August 2014 in Grants, News

Communities for Nature Grants NOW OPEN

coomunities_for_natureThe 2014 Communities for Nature Small Grants Funding Opportunity is open.

The Victorian Government has launched the 2014 Communities for Nature Small Grants Funding Opportunity.

The Communities for Nature 2014 Small Grants Funding Opportunity aims to support practical action by community groups, schools, and volunteer organisations to deliver measurable environmental outcomes through on-ground works.

The Funding Opportunity will provide $2,000,000 to community groups seeking one year grants for small grants up to $10,000 (GST inclusive).

Projects that will be completed by 30 June 2015 are eligible for funding.

Applications can be submitted online and will close at 4.00pm Friday 11th April 2014. 

More information can be found in the Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions are found online athttp://www.depi.vic.gov.au/environment-and-wildlife/community-programs/communities-for-nature-grants

Projects are expected to address local environmental issues such as:

·        Biodiversity and habitat preservation such as tree planting (preservation of areas known for their biodiversity and habitat values), or 
·        Threatened species recovery, or 
·        Sustainable management of native wildlife, or 
·        Revegetation (of areas that enhance existing habitat or connectivity) and native tree planning in the Melbourne metropolitan area, or 
·        Cleaning up waterways (creeks, wetlands, streams, rivers and seas), or 
·        Improving water quality in the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay and their tributaries, or 
·        Control of weeds and pest animals 

If you would like further information, please contact the Grants Information Line on 1300 366 356 between 8.30am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday. 

To apply or view the application form http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/environment-and-wildlife/community-programs/communities-for-nature-grants

Posted 18 March 2014 in Grants, News