Community Landcare Grants build on the success of the earlier Community Action Grants initiative, with a renewed focus on sustainable farming and fisheries, agricultural innovation and community capacity building.
What are Community Landcare Grants?
The Community Landcare Grants are small grants available through the Sustainable Agriculture stream of the Australian Government's Caring for our Country initiative.
Grants of between $5000 to $50 000 (GST exclusive) will help local community-based organisations and groups take on-ground action as well as build their capacity and skills to manage their natural environment and productive lands, while contributing towards program outcomes to:
- increase the percentage and area of farming entities that have adopted sustainable land management practices to increase productivity and improve the quality of ecosystem services delivered to the broader community from their land, whilst building their resilience to climate change
- increase the percentage of fishing and aquaculture entities that have adopted sustainable and low environmental impact management practices to increase productivity
- increase the number and area of farming and fishing entities that have trialled innovative practices for improved natural resources management
- increase the percentage of farming and fishing entities and land managers improving their knowledge and skills in managing our natural resources to deliver ecosystem services.
- increase the capacity and confidence of regional community leaders, including women, young people, Indigenous Australians and culturally diverse communities involved in agriculture or fisheries production and the protection of natural resources, and
- increase engagement and participation by regional communities, including Landcare, professional farming, industry and other community groups or individuals, in activities to manage natural resources.