Country, Culture, People, Future

natural resource management.

Opportunity to attend National Coast to Coast Conference 2014

Posted: June 11th, 2014

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The Northern Agricultural Catchment Council (NACC) is offering a subsidy for up to four  coastal community members from across the Northern  Agricultural Region to attend the  Coast to Coast Conference 2014 to be held in Mandurah between 27-31 October 2014.

The Coast to Coast Conference is a forum for people with an interest in coastal, estuarine and marine matters to meet and to share knowledge and experiences in the areas of management, science, policy, governance, advocacy and other related topics. Click here for more information about the conference.

Expressions of interest are now being sought by NACC for community members from the Northern Agricultural Region (from the Shire of Gin Gin to Shire of Northampton) who are involved in land management or coastal care in their communities.

Click here for more information and an Expression of Interest form. Deadline for submission is 30 June.

Community NRM Grants

Posted: May 16th, 2014

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Local community across WA can now apply for the State Government’s 2014-15 Natural Resource Management grants of between $10,000 and $50,000 to help conserve, restore, rehabilitate and enhance landscapes or conserve biodiversity.

For more information and to access application forms and guidelines   please go to the State NRM Office’s website or phone (08) 9368 3168 or email snrmo@agric.wa.gov.au.

Applications close on June 20.

 

Applications Open for Community Landcare Grants

Posted: February 15th, 2013

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Applications for the Community Landcare Grants are now open, with grants from $5,000 to $50,000 available to help local community groups take on-ground action in natural resource management.
Local community and farming groups involved in sustainable production are encouraged to apply. Eligible projects may include soil conditioning, erosion reduction, weed and pest control as well as other activities that reduce the impact of aquaculture and commercial fishing on the environment.
The grants form part of the Australian government’s ‘Caring for Country’ initiative which aims to promote the sustainable management of the country’s natural resources by supporting communities, farmers and other local groups protect Australia’s natural environment.
For more information including eligibility and application requirements, visit the Caring for Country website.
Applications close 20 March 2013.

Community Action Grants for natural resource management

Posted: March 12th, 2012

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The Australian Government is currently offering grants under the Caring for our Country program for community groups actively involved in protecting and improving their environment.

Grants between $5000 and $20,000 are available to help community groups carry out on-ground parojects and/or knowledge sharing activities in areas of:

  • coastal environments and critical aquatic habitats,
  • sustainable farm practices, or
  • biodiversity and natural icons

Projects may include recording and using traditional ecological knowledge, developing natural resource management plans, or restoring endangered ecological communities.

Applications close on 27 March 2012. To get more information, find out if your group is eligible, and  download an application form, visit the Caring for our Country website or call 1800 552 008.

Apply now for Community Action Grants

Posted: June 29th, 2011

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Through the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative, Community groups around Australia can now apply for small grants to help fund local environmental and sustainable agriculture projects. The 2011-12 Community Action Grants round will make $5 million dollars available to rural, urban and Indigenous community groups to help them conserve and protect their local environment and natural resources.

The grants will range from $5000 to $20,000 for projects such as planting trees, revegetating landscapes, rehabilitating dunes, removing weeds, controlling pests, holding field days, recording traditional ecological knowledge and improving sustainable land management practices.

These grants will enable community groups and local Indigenous organisations to look after their country through programs that protect biodiversity and natural icons, coastal environments and critical aquatic habitats.

Applications for the 2011-12 Community Action Grants will close Monday 1 August 2011. More information on Caring for our Country and Community Action Grants, including how to apply, is available at http://www.nrm.gov.au/ or by calling 1800 552 008.