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In this edition, upcoming training, news and support opportunities! 



COVID Safe Badge Digital320We're COVIDSafe, but we'd like to request that visitors to our office make an appointment , so we can ensure we maintain physical distancing in our small office space. We have a limit of 1 visitor in our reception area at any one time, so if you arrive and see someone already there, please knock and wait outside, or call us on 6772 9123 to make an appointment. You can view our Epidemic/Pandemic Policy document here. Stay safe and well everyone!

August Biannual Survey Cancelled

Birdlife Australia Biannual Survey Cancelled 2020 320pBirdLife Australia regret to inform that the August round of the biannual surveys for Swift Parrots and Regent Honeyeaters has been cancelled. The official survey period was scheduled to occur from 25 July to 9 August 2020.

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Dogs4jobs pngDogs4Jobs Ltd. is a holistic working dog community service founded in November 2019, operating across Australia. Their primary purpose is rehoming working breed dogs from any source, where the dogs are in need of a second chance or a new purpose in life.

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Psychological First Aid Training

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27 & 28 July 2020

Bushfire affected communities are suffering from high-stress levels, emotional burnout and heavy thoughts. Lifeline want to assist devastated communities at Dorrigo and Nymboida in building psychological resilience through some targeted training and support. Fully funded Psychological First Aid workshops will provide the tools to help your community members in this time of need.

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Chemical Training

27-28 July 2020, Tamworth

Tocal Skills Training is offering SMARTtrain Chemical Application - AQF3 - how to store, transport and use hazardous chemicals. Download the flier here.Cost $470. Contact Jessica Taylor  on 02 6763 1276 or Jessica.taylor@dpi.nsw.gov.au.

Free Quad Bike Training

29 & 31 July 2020, Tamworth

SafeWork NSW are offering through Tocal Tamworth a FREE Quad Bike Handling Training at Tamworth on 29th July and 31st July. Download the flier here. Enquiries and registrations call 02 6763 1276 or www.tocal.nsw.edu.au

Funding & Grants

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.

FRRR News Corp Bushfire Fund Grants

Funds: $25,000

Closing: 5th August 2020

News Corp has partnered with FRRR to enable the delivery of grants up to $25,000. This support is for local not-for-profit organisations and community groups that are delivering locally led projects and activities to assist people in their recovery as a result of the 2019/2020 bushfires. Grants can be used for:

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FRRR - Strengthening Rural Communities Grants

Funds: $25,000

Closes: 25th August 2020

The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs. Given the events of summer 2019/20, it has also been expanded to offer funding to support recovery in bushfire-affected communities.

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Growing Good Gardens Grants

Funds: $1000 x 10 grants

Closes: 28 August 2020

Yates Gardening and Life Education Australia are encouraging young people to get out into the garden to grow and learn healthy habits. Ten grants of $1000 each are available to groups chosen based on the following criteria:

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UPDATED: Red Cross Emergency Grants

Closing: 31 August 2020

Updated information on the Red Cross bushfire assistance grants, a number of which have increased, is now available. People who have already received these grants will automatically be contacted by SMS and / or email for top ups. All of our grants remain open for new applications until 31 August 2020: https://www.redcross.org.au/get-help/emergencies/recovering-from-emergencies/grants

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Emergency Drought Transport Subsidy Round 3

Guidelines for Round 3 of the NSW Rural Assistance Authority Emergency Drought Transport Subsidy have now been released:

  • Applications for Round 3 of the Drought Transport Subsidy are open from 1 July 2020.
  • Eligible primary producers can claim up to a maximum of $25,000 up to 31 December 2020, subject to funds being available. Claims can only be paid until the closing date or earlier if available funds are exhausted.
  • From the 1 July 2020, the subsidy has been expanded to include transport of purchased stock to a farm business.

A reminder that all Round 2 movements must be submitted to the Rural Assistance Authority by 30th September 2020.

To find out more information, visit the Rural Assistance Authority website here.

Drought Recovery Hub

NSW DPI's Recovery Hub is an overview of resources available to support primary producers as they transition from drought to recovery, and recommencement of normal operations. 
The Drought recovery guide provides information and resources to assist primary producers in getting their businesses to resume normal operations following drought.

Fire Recovery Services

The NSW Department  of Resilience has produced a fact sheet on Fire Recovery Services available across the state. Click here to download the fact sheet.

Anglicare North Coast

Are you doing it tough at the moment? Anglicare might be able to assist you with that.

  • Food Vouchers
  • Rates, Electricity and Other household bills
  • Financial Counselling and other forms of financial relief.
  • Emergency Bush Fire Relief

In May 2020 Department of Social Services made funds available for Anglicare North Coast to help members of the community that were directly impacted by the fires of 2019/2020.

Go to http://www.fabhelp.org.au or call 02 6643 4844.

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The office of Southern New England Landcare has re-opened with physical distancing guidelines.

Office hours are normally 9am-3.30pm Tuesday to Thursday.
However we request that all visitors make an appointment to ensure we are able to
keep everyone safe, and observe the signage provided at our door.

Please contact us on 6772 9123 or at mail@snelandcare.org.au 


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