Murray–Darling Basin Indigenous River Rangers Grant

Funder:  National Indigenous Australians Agency

Grant Background: Murray–Darling Basin Indigenous River Rangers grant opportunity will provide $3.071 million to Indigenous organisations across the breadth of the Murray–Darling Basin (the Basin) to establish up to four new Indigenous ranger groups to work on waterway health projects that support environmental and cultural outcomes across the Basin.

Through the Program, the Australian Government recognises Indigenous Australians’ connection to country and the diversity of environmental and cultural practices across the Basin. The Program is expected to enable Indigenous river rangers to use their knowledge and connection to country to contribute to restoring and managing waterway health to support environmental and cultural outcomes in the Basin.

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Agriculture, Environmental, Rural & Regional

Project Funding – Woodland Birds on Farms & Healthy Landscapes

Funder:  Central Tablelands Local Land Services (LLS)

Grant Background: Financial incentives for landowners working together with Central Tablelands LLS to protect and improve the health of the region are now available.

There are two projects where funding is available – Woodland Birds on Farms and Healthy Landscapes. These projects will provide incentive funding and technical support to targeted landowners to undertake a range of activities including fencing, alternative water sources, and revegetation that will protect and enhance habitat values on your property.

The Woodland Birds on Farms project brings together species experts and the community to help the Regent Honeyeater and other declining woodland bird species survive in the Capertee Valley, Mudgee-Wollar and South-west Slopes Key Biodiversity Areas on the Central Tablelands.

A high priority is to identify remnant vegetation that can be protected from degradation (clearing or inappropriate management) within the Key Biodiversity areas, which are important habitat for the Regent Honeyeater.

In areas where Regent Honeyeaters are known to nest, they will also look at creating more habitat to ensure young Regent Honeyeaters will have plenty of food when they can’t fly too far to search for it.

Healthy Landscapes project assists private land managers to improve the extent, condition and connectivity of native vegetation and streams in priority corridor areas across the Central Tablelands. These incentives will be available to landowners within the region’s priority corridor areas.

Projects linking to priority corridor areas through existing native vegetation will also be considered for funding. Local Land Services have worked with Local Councils to identify roadside sites of high conservation value. Their aim is to increase the extent of these areas by working with adjacent landholders to improve the condition of the Grassy Box Woodland on their properties.

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Community Litter Grants

Funder:  NSW – Environmental Protection Agency

Grant Background: The Community Litter Grant program aims to help deliver the Premier’s Priority to reduce litter by 40% by 2020. All funded projects must include direct community participation in the development of litter prevention activities.

Stream 1: Local single-community group projects – $4,000 to $10,000
Available for community groups who are taking their first steps in the litter prevention journey to conduct a litter prevention project at a single littered location. Expert help and support will be available for groups to apply for a grant and plan and carry out an effective litter prevention project.

Stream 2: Multi-site and/or multi-organisation – $20,000 to $70,000
Available for larger organisations who able to work across multiple sites and involve multiple groups, with the capacity to engage in litter prevention at scale and over the long term.

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