eNews # 41

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Hello Visitor,

In this edition, upcoming webinars, news and some new funding opportunities!

Webinars, Podcasts & Training

Productive Producer Podcasts

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services have added more episodes to their newly launched podcast series. The Productive Producer, hosted by Northern Tablelands LLS Livestock Officer Max Newsome, is packed full of practical, production related topics for you to apply on your farm. Created specifically for livestock and cropping enterprises in the Northern Tablelands, the podcasts are available through Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Play and Pocket Cast. Simply search “Productive Producer”.


Claim the Date - Celebrating 30 Years!

30YearsWThe year 1990-1991 saw the formation of several Landcare groups in the Southern New England. Around the same time, two amazing women began their careers in grazing and soil management, undertaking their Doctorates of Philosophy through the University of New England with one of our early Landcare groups.

We our proud to announce that we have secured both Dr Christine Jones, and Dr Judi Earl as keynote speakers at a two-day 30-year celebration event on 24-25 March 2021.

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Staff Update

As many would now know, our long-time Landcare Coordinator Sara Schmude has departed for greener pastures! We wish Sara all the best in her future endeavours with all things regenerative agriculture - we already miss her creative talents. Our urban group members can now contact Rachel Lawrence for assistance and support, while schools and youth groups are asked to contact Struan Ferguson. Alternatively, call our office on 6772 9123 and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

Funding & Grants

FRRR Tackling Tough Times Together Grants

The Tackling Tough Times Together grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought. Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly.

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Small Business COVID-19 Support Grant

Closing: 30th June 2020
Grants up to $10,000

Financial support to ease the pressures on small business or non-profit organisations who have experienced a significant decline in revenue as a result of COVID-19. More information here.

EPA Community Litter Grants

Closing: 28 July 2020 - 10am

  • Stream 1: On-Ground litter prevention projects - $4,000 to $40,000
  • Stream 2: Own It and Act partnership projects - $50,000 to $90,000

To help deliver the NSW Government target to reduce litter by 40% by 2020. More information here.


The office of Southern New England Landcare will re-open while observing
appropriate social distancing rules and regulations, from Tuesday 16th July 2020.
Office hours are normally 9am-3.30pm Tuesday to Thursday.

Members and friends are enouraged to make an appointment before visiting. Please contact us by leaving a message on the office phone 6772 9123 or by via email on mail@snelandcare.org.au.


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