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:
For more information about the Landcare Action Grants Program click here to access the Program Guidelines.
Round One of the Landcare Action Grants Program that TFGA manages has now approved over $190,000 worth of funding covering 38 projects state wide. With In-kind contributions this will amount to over $470.000 on ground works. Some key activities in these projects include, fencing off native vegetation, reducing erosion, fencing off riparian areas, revegetation of native trees, removal of weeds and improving biodiversity. Round 2 funding will become available early 2020.
Please return to our website regularly for updates.
Any enquires on the program contact the TFGA:
Phone: 03 6332 1800
Image from L-R the Hon. Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Ian Sauer, Vice Chair TFGA, Nikki Abel, Landcare Action Grants Project Officer & Nancy & John Bell, funding recipients.