SWCC funding

South West Community Engagement and Capacity Grants

Small grants of up to $1000 are available to Landcare and community groups, as well as local governments, for activities that build community capacity in Natural Resource Management (NRM).

Expressions of Interest are currently open and close 30 May 2017 or when all funds have been allocated.

Please contact Sharon Upston on (08) 9724 2421 or at sharon.upston@swccnrm.org.au for a copy of the Expression of Interest form and Guidelines.

South West Regional Landcare Facilitator Programme

Funding is available to support community groups to hold events and for individual community members to attend events or training during the 2016/17 financial year. It is a rolling assessment process with each Expression of Interest assessed as it is received and on its own merit. EOIs can be submitted at any time before May 2017 but the activity needs to occur before the end of June 2017. Groups and individuals must be based in the South West Catchments Council NRM Region to be eligible to apply.

The event and/or training must have a sustainable agriculture outcome or focus and must address one or more of the Australian Government’s outcomes:

  • Maintain and improve ecosystem services through sustainable management of local and regional landscapes.
  • Increase in the number of farmers and fishers adopting practices that improve the quality of the natural resource base, and the area of land over which those practices are applied.
  • Increase engagement and participation of the community, including landcare, farmers and Indigenous people, in sustainable natural resource management.
  • Increase restoration and rehabilitation of the natural environment, including protecting and conserving nationally and internationally significant species, ecosystems, ecological communities, places and values.

SW RLF Community Member 2016_17 EOI FRM

SW RLF Community Group Activity 2016_2017 EOI FRM

For any queries or to discuss your ideas, please contact one of the South West Regional Landcare Facilitators; Monica Durcan (9781 3118, monica.durcan@swccnrm.org.au) or Peter Clifton (9724 2469, peter.clifton@swccnrm.org.au)

South West Community Groundworks Grants 

Community Groundworks funding is designed to facilitate locally driven, on-ground focused projects, which will deliver National Landcare Programme outcomes. Three funding rounds have been released so far, to support local environmental management priorities and to engage local communities across the South West NRM Region.

For further information about Groundworks, contact Ryan Munro on 9724 2472 or ryan.munro@swccnrm.org.au

To see what has been funded so far, view Community Groundworks_R1, 2 & 3 Successful Projects


Ph: 9724 2400 swcc@swccnrm.org.au