The Tasmanian Government allocated funding of $1.8m over four years in the 2018-19 State Budget for the establishment of the Landcare Action Grants Program (the Program). The Program has been established to provide State funded grant opportunities to co-invest with farmers, Landcare, and other community organisations on practical on-ground works for sustainable agriculture and Rivercare type activities.
The Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) will deliver the Program on behalf of, and in partnership with, the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE).
The Program is designed to:
Improve landscape and riverine health, stability and resilience;
Support enhanced land management practices to reduce erosion and sedimentation; and
Assist the community to holistically manage natural and productive land and waterways across the landscape.
Round One of the Program has been a huge success with over $145,000 worth of funding delivered to participants over 27 projects throughout Tasmania. These projects attracted an in-kind resourcing commitment of over $165,000 representing a total Round one on ground works program valued over $320,000.
Round Two of the Program has so far been a huge success with over $336,000 worth of funding delivered to participants over 40 projects throughout Tasmania. These projects attracted an in-kind resourcing commitment of over $550,000 representing a total Round one on ground works program valued over $890,000.
Round Three applications are now closed, further details will be updated as they become available.
For more information about the Landcare Action Grants Program click here to access the Program Guidelines.
*Please note that these documents may be updated at the opening of the upcoming fourth round of funding.
The fourth and final round of applications in the Landcare Action Grants Program will commence in the second half of 2021. Details will be posted on this page once they become available.
FAQ – click here
Project Planning Tool – click here
Any enquiries on the program, please contact the TFGA
Phone: 03 6332 1800
Image L-R, Nikki Abel, Landcare Action Grants Project Officer & Chris Kilby, Round Two successful applicant
Photo credit: Zoey Legge