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    Grants & Funding

    Below are grants that are currently available to individuals or groups. If you need help filling out the forms, don't hestitate to contact us for some friendly advice.


    Tax Rebates for Landcare Work

    Does the price tag stop you doing Landcare work? Did you know primary producers are eligible for a number of tax rebates for undertaking Landcare works?

    Check out these simple, easy-to-read guidelines to help farmers get the rebates they are entitled to for doing landcare works. Learn more about the  primary producers are eligible for undertaking Landcare works.

    Dollar for Dollar Native Fish Stocking Program

    Value: $1,000 to $6,000
    Closes: Ongoing
    Run By: NSW Department of Primary Industries

    Wettenhall Small Environmental Grants

    Value: Up to $10,000
    Opening date: 1st October 2021
    N.B. EOI's should be submitted as close to the opening date as possible, because when there are enough suitable applicants, the round is closed.
    Held by: Wettenhall Environment Trust

    Environmental Education grants - now open

    NSW Environmental Trust’s Environmental Education grants are taking applications

    Funding: up to $60,000 (Tier 1); and
    Between $60,001 and $250,000 (Tier 2).

    Applications close: Monday, 8th November 2021, at 5pm (AEDT)

    Inclusive Communities Grants

    Strong and Resilient Communities (SARC) Activity - Inclusive Communities Grants
    Applications close: 15th November 2021, at 9:00pm AEDT

    Funding: up to $180,000 per year (GST exclusive), per project delivered over 2 years.
    Maximum grant amount is $360,000 (GST exclusive).

    IGA Community Chest

    Funds: based on application for the specific initiative/request.
    Maximum amount: N/A
    Closes: Ongoing
    Run by: IGA

    Could You Help Create Resilient Regional Leaders?

    Suitable funding program for Training Providers
    Grants: from $250,000 and $5 million.
    Application Deadline: Friday, 5th November 2021

    Through the Building Resilient Regional Leaders initiative, the Australian Government is providing $5 million of funding to support current and emerging leaders in regional communities.

    N.B. This information was supplied by RDANI

    Diploma of Governance applications & Scholarship opportunities

    The Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA) is offering a Diploma of Governance designed for the board members of Australian not-for-profit boards and committees, and the CEOs and other senior staff who work alongside them.
    Places are filling quickly! If you would like to start your study this month, you need to act now!

    Additionally,  "Our Community" part-funded Scholarships are available until 31st December 2021.

    RAA EOIs for Rural Landholders Grant

    Funding options; up to $10,000
    Closing date: 28th January 2022

    Funding program offered by the NSW Rural Assistance Authority (RAA).

    Recreational Fishing Trust funding

    Small projects: seeking less than $10,000 of funding
    Large projects: seeking more than $10,000 of funding
    Applications close: Friday, 3rd December 2021

    Minister for Agriculture and Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is urging the region’s anglers to apply for funding in the latest round of the Recreational Fishing Trust.

    Government Incentives for Seasonal Work

    To support the agricultural sector and young Australians affected by the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Government is committing $16.3 million to temporarily introduce a new pathway for achieving independence for the purposes of Youth Allowance (student) and ABSTUDY.

    From 30 November 2020 to 31 December 2021, a person who earns $15,000 through employment in the agricultural sector will be considered independent for Youth Allowance (student) or ABSTUDY purposes, if claiming from 1 March 2021.

    2021 FNPW Bushfire Restoration Grants

    Funds: Grants in this round are for in-kind support for the supply of trees only. No financial support is provided.

    Closing: 31st December 2021, at 12:00am (AEDT).

    The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife invites applications to support tree planting projects as part of bushfire restoration projects in and around regions impacted by the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires. 

    RAA Farm Innovation Fund (Loans)

    Funds: up to $1,000,000

    Source: NSW Rural Assistance Authority

    The Farm Innovation Fund is an incentive-based initiative to assist farmers within New South Wales to identify and address risks to their farming business, improve permanent farm infrastructure, ensure long term productivity and sustainable land use plus aiding in meeting changes to seasonal conditions.

    NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust

    Do you have native vegetation on your farm? Could you benefit from some additional income to manage this land? The newly-established Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) has a new program that could be of interest. BCT are calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from people interested in earning annual payments to conserve biodiversity on their property.

    Download the Conservation Tender Fact Sheet here. For more information, contact the BCT on 1300 992 688 or by email: info@bct.nsw.gov.au

    Drought Assistance Fund Expanded

    Funding: Loans up to $100,000

    Closes: Ongoing

    From 1 July 2020, the NSW Government lifted the cap for the Drought Assistance Fund (DAF) to $100,000 per primary producer. This interest-free loan has a term of seven years, with no repayments in the first two years. It is available for the implementation of systems & management practices that enhance the sustainability of farm businesses.

    RIC Farm Investment Loans

    Loans: Up to $2 Million

    Closes: Ongoing

    This Farm Investment Loans program is run by Australian Government Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) who provide loans to make your farm business stronger, more resilient and more profitable.

    Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate

    Funding: up to $1,500

    Closes: 30th June 2022

    A new small business fees and charges rebate for sole traders, small business and not-for-profit organisations in NSW. This rebate helps businesses recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and encourages growth by reducing the cost of running a business. For more information to check your eligibilty & apply for the small business fees and charges rebate, click here

    Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Round 2

    Funding: up to $25,000
    Applications: from 1st July 2021
    Close date for applications: TBC (see conditions)

    Drought-affected farmers can claim up to 25% on new farm water infrastructure costs under the EWIR scheme Round 2 after the NSW Government announced $15 million to reopen the popular program.

    Q Fever Vax fund for NSW Wildlife Heroes - Round 2

    Funding: up to $2,000 per application (unless all funds have been expended).

    Closing: 30th June 2022, by 5pm

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    Our Landcare Coordinator can help develop project ideas, action plan next steps, and source funding!

    Tell us about it using our 
    Expression of Interest Form

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