eNews # 8

In this edition, upcoming training, news and support opportunities from
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Smart Farm Small Grants Round 4 Open!

DA4517 0820 Landcare socials round 4 1aApplications for the fourth round of Smart Farms Small Grants opened on 24 August 2020 and will close at 11:00 pm (AEDT) on 9 October 2020 and Southern New England Landcare members and groups are encouraged to submit applications.

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800 Koala Drinkers on Offer

Get ready to help your local Koala colony next summer! Applications are now open for free Koala drinking stations through WIRES. More information and the application form can be found here

Seeking Aboriginal Artist

LNSWAre you an Aboriginal artist or designer living in NSW?

Landcare NSW, under the NSW Landcare Program 2019 - 2023, invites Aboriginal artists from anywhere in NSW to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) concept proposal to produce a commissioned artwork, accompanied by a name and a story, that depicts the theme of "Aboriginal communities and Landcare communities working together for healthy landscapes".

LNSW are looking to create a visual brand and title/name to help build the profile of the Program, so it becomes easily recognisable throughout Landcare and Aboriginal communities.

Expression of Interest form, including the guidelines can be accessed online here.For further information visit https://landcare.nsw.gov.au/ or email Craig Aspinall or call Craig on 0412 657 333. EOIs close 18th September 2020.

Training & Events

Tocal Skills Training September/October

Working at Heights/Confined Spaces
Tamworth - 17-18 September 2020
Tamworth - 1-2 October 2020

Farm Workshop and Welding Skills
Tamworth - 26-27 October 2020
Tamworth - 29-30 October 2020

SMARTtrain Chemical Application
Glen Innes - 29-30 September 2020
Tamworth - 15-16 October 2020

SMARTtrain Chemical Application Reaccreditation
Glen Innes - 30 September 2020
Tamworth - 16 October 2020

Off-Road Four Wheel Drive
Tamworth - 21-22 September 2020

To find out more about these courses or go to tocalskillstraining.com.au

Funding & Grants

Supplementary Volunteer Grants

Closing: 20 September 2020

State and Territory peak volunteering bodies are offering 2020 Supplementary Volunteer Grants to volunteer-based organisations across Australia to support the efforts of their volunteers and encourage and increase participation in volunteering.

Grants range from $1,000 - $5,000 for not-for-profit organisations with a volunteer workforce of at least 40%. More information and applications here.

Red Cross Emergency Grants

EXTENSION! Now closing: 30 September

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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Smart Farm Small Grants Round 4

Closing: 11 pm 9 October 2020.

Applications for the fourth round of Smart Farms Small Grants opened on 24 August 2020 and will close at 11:00 pm (AEDT) on 9 October 2020.

The Australian Government is offering grants valued between $5,000 and $100,000 to support one to two-year projects that will help farming, forestry and fishing groups and communities increase their awareness, knowledge, skills and capacity to adopt smart and sustainable agriculture practices. Further details, including the application form and the Grant Opportunity Guidelines can be found on the Community Grants WebsiteMore information here.


What you can do now to be more prepared for next time

Let’s face it, emergencies can be scary and stressful, so why not get prepared now with some of these great resources:

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

Office hours are 9 am - 4 pm Tuesday to Thursday.
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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