Funding Opportunitites

$500 grants for locality groups

BVL is offering $500 grants to locality groups within the Brunswick catchment. $500 may be applied for each financial year. Expressions of interest, an explanation of the requirement for the grant, and a brief project plan for your locality group should be submitted to the treasurer, Jenny Hartigan, at jenny_hartigan@hotmail.com.

Payment would only be allocated on approval of the grant and submission of valid receipts. Direct payment by BVL to the company where the grant was spent is also possible.

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Funding for native regeneration projects

Brunswick Valley Landcare is keen to hear from people who would like to plant native trees and regenerate the natural areas on their properties, and are looking for additional support to achieve these goals. Funding opportunities arise on a regular basis so BVL would like to be prepared for financial submissions with well planned projects. BVL’s President, Peter Ryan, says project funding applications that involve communities working together to create vegetation corridors are often more successful than individual funding applications, and Brunswick Valley Landcare would like to help connect people and places in the community.

To register your interest in funding projects please complete the BVL Landholder expression of interest in Word   BVL Landholder expression of interest in PDF form and email Alison Ratcliffe at alison.ratcliffe@byron.nsw.gov.au

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Funding Opportunities through the year

Here is a calendar of funding opportunities that are available in 2016.

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North Coast Local Land Services

The North Coast Local Land Services (LLS) offers funding for projects that contribute to Northern Rivers Catchment Action Plan 2013-23 targets to improve the condition of natural resources in the Northern Rivers region and to encourage sustainable agriculture.

When available, funding opportunities are advertised on the North Coast LLS website http://northcoast.lls.nsw.gov.au/. Each funding program has clearly defined objectives and selection criteria, and must be lodged using specific application forms.

Further information may be obtained from the Community Support Officer, Alison Ratcliffe, on (02) 6626 7028 or alison.ratcliffe@byron.nsw.gov.au.

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Environmental Trust

The NSW Environmental Trust is an independent statutory body established by the NSW government to support exceptional environmental projects that do not receive funds from the usual government sources. The Trust is administered by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), Department of Premier and Cabinet. Funds for Education, Eco Schools, Protecting Our Places and Restoration and Rehabilitation Programs are available to community groups, schools and councils. For more information visit the Environmental Trust website at: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/envtrust.htm.

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Junior Landcare Grants Program

Through the Junior Landcare Grants Program, any school or organisation that would like to involve their students in landcare projects, in conjunction with local landcare groups, can apply for grants to assist them with the cost of their projects. For more information visit the Junior Landcare website at: http://www.juniorlandcare.com.au/.

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National Landcare Programme

Between 2014 – 18, the Australian Government will invest $1 billion through the National Landcare Programme in projects that address environmental and sustainable agriculture issues. For more information, please visit: http://www.nrm.gov.au/funding/nlp/index.html.

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Grants and Assistance Finder

For more information on grants and funding available across Australia, for a variety of projects, please visit: http://www.business.gov.au/grantfinder/grantfinder.aspx.

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