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 (EOI) assessed as it is received and on its own merit. EOIs can be submitted any time before 21 May 2017, however the activity needs to occur before the end of June 2017. Groups and individuals must be based in the South West 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.
For all inquiries, please contact Peter Clifton, South West Regional Landcare Facilitator on 9724 2469 or [email protected]