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Community, Environmental, Rural & Regional

Resilient Communities Small Grants

Funder:  NSW – Central West Local Land Services

Grant Background: Central West Local Land Services believe supporting the communities in which they live will empower resilience and strength, particularly during difficult times.  Understanding that sometimes a small grant can have a significant impact, they are offering grants to community-focused groups with a passion for what is important to them and their wider community.

Funding is made available through the Catchment Action NSW program and must align with the following project priorities:

  • Improving soil health
  • Supporting and protecting native vegetation and terrestrial habitat
  • Protecting and rehabilitating aquatic ecosystems
  • Protecting or preserving Cultural Heritage values
  • Maintaining or improving native plant and/or animal species populations
  • Prevent spread and impact of pest animals collaboratively

Based on your own priorities, this may include (but not be limited to):

  • Engagement or capacity building workshops or training
  • Forming or adding value to a pest animal group
  • Purchases to increase capacity of your team: GPS, Field cameras, mapping software etc
  • Cultural training, protecting various cultural values, educational site visits, community awareness workshops
  • Increasing habitat or planting exercises

If you do not live in the Central West, check out what your Local Land Services has on offer.

$ Available: up to $5 000

Eligibility:  In addition to alignment of outlined priorities, projects must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • ABN or agreement for auspice
  • GPS Coordinates for on-ground works
  • Admin costs no more that 10% of total grant
  • Project within Central West LLS boundaries
  • Any previous projects must be complete
  • Have no outstanding debts with LLS
  • Must be an Incorporated association (excluding pest animal funding)
  • Public liability (min $10million)
  • Projects must be completed by 30 June 2019

Key Dates: closes on 14 February 2019

Link: CLICK HERE

Happy to chat if you need a hand with your grant application. Good luck, Melanie

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