3 New Funding Opportunities for Landcare Activities
A number of funding opportunities are open at the moment for Landcare related activities. Please have a look at the various funds below and call the Landcare NT office if you need any assistance in shaping or completing project applications.
Norman Wettenhall Foundation
Opens 19 September 2017
The current round of Norman Wettenhall small environmental grants is open soon. The grants provide support for groups or individuals undertaking projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment.
At the moment Norman Wettenhall Foundation looking for projects around flora and fauna conservation, threatened mammal conservation, and landscape restoration and education.
New round opens – 19 Sept 2017 – Nov 2017. (The round will be closed when the maximum number of applications has been reached.)
For further information or to apply click here - http://nwf.org.au/grants/
Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) - Round 32 – Closing 27 Sep 2017
Grants for communities in small rural and remote locations in Australia. Priority is given to communities with a population of 10,000 or fewer.
For further information or to apply go to – http://www.frrr.org.au/grants/
NAB Environmental Wellbeing Grants
NAB is committed to strengthening regional communities. It does this by:
valuing natural capital,
helping regions better manage their natural resources, and
promoting biodiversity in the face of challenges such as land degradation, declining access to water and water quality and climate change.
The Sustainable Regions Grants from the NAB Foundation support the development and implementation of regional approaches to:
strengthen co-ordination and collaboration between environmental groups, business, landholders and government,
involve the community in practical on-ground action to improve the environment, and
implement regional solutions to environmental challenges.
Examples of the types of initiatives that may be eligible for the NAB Foundation SustainableRegions Grants include but are not limited to those that address:
Water quality: by increasing gully and stream bank control, improving fertiliser application efficiency, reducing erosion losses and improving farm water efficiency or minimising farm run-off,
Climate change: by undertaking climate adaptation or carbon sequestration projects, implementing traditional firestick farming practices and other activities which reduce carbon emissions or mitigate climate risk, and
Biodiversity enhancement: by delivering re-vegetation or restoration of ecosystems such as coastal habitats, wetlands and riparian vegetation and enhancement of pollination or pest control services.
There are two types of grants available:
Thrive Grant: Thrive grants help initiatives or organisations to become sustainable, scale or collaborate and move to their next stage of growth,
Seed Grant: Seed grants build, test or pilot innovative ideas or help organisations get started through core operations and capacity building.
Grant amounts will start from $100,000 to $1,000,000 payable over a maximum period of up to three years.
The NAB Foundation is able to support a wide range of social purpose organisations. We can grant to charities and social enterprises as long as the program, project, initiative, or organisation that is applying for a grant has a charitable purpose and is aligned to our grant category.
The NAB Foundation’s grant round will open online via SmartyGrants at 9am Monday, 18 September and will close at 5pm Friday, 27 October 2017. Please note we will not accept late applications or applications via email.
Further information on eligibility, FAQs and the application process will become available on the website soon.