Details on projects funded through Caring for our Country in 2009-10 are available below. Regional base level, open call and Landcare projects are included in the business plan listings.
In 2009 the Australian Government approved more than $403 million in Caring for our Country funding to a wide range of organisations to undertake environmental and sustainable farming projects.
The funding includes:
- $293 million for 56 regional organisations, more than 1200 community groups and more than 12,000 landholders to protect and conserve Australia's natural resources - our farming land, water, coasts, plants and animals
- $51.8 million to help deliver on the Government's election commitment to protect the Great Barrier Reef
- $57.5 million to support 57 significant projects across Australia, including targeting weeds such as blackberry and lantana; pests such as rabbits and protecting Ramsar wetlands.
More than 1300 organisations submitted proposals for funding in response to the 2009-10 Caring for our Country business plan demonstrating a high level of commitment from organisations across Australia wanting to help protect our natural resources.
This funding package is the single biggest investment in natural resource management over the next four years under the landmark $2 billion program.
Caring for our Country coordinates projects across the country with consistent national targets which are backed by an annual business plan to focus investment and deliver maximum results.
Advice to applicants
More than 1300 applications were submitted in response to the Caring for our Country business plan. All applications were subjected to a rigorous selection process, from which a range of projects were selected to receive Caring for our Country funding to help protect our sustainable environment.
Thank you to all applicants
In announcing the successful projects, the Ministers thanked all those groups and individuals who invested their time and effort in preparing their applications. The 2009-10 Caring for our Country investment round generated a very strong response from organisations keen to work with the Australian Government to help protect our natural resources.
All applications were assessed and ranked in terms of how they addressed the Caring for our Country targets and the criteria set out in the business plan. There was a very strong field of applicants, generating many high quality proposals. Unfortunately, not all projects could be offered funding.
Community Action Grants
More than $7 million is being provided to successful applicants for activities under Caring for our Country 2009-10 Community Action Grants. The funding has been announced in three stages, as outlined below: almost $5 million in January 2010; $876 000 in March 2010; and more than $1.4 million in May 2010.
2009-10 Community Action Grants project distribution map and summary
Almost $5 million is being provided to successful applicants for activities under Caring for our Country 2009-10 Community Action Grants. The funding will support 158 non-Landcare projects and 141 Landcare projects.
Non-Landcare projects by state
Landcare projects by state
More than $876 000 will support a further 49 Landcare projects under the Caring for our Country 2009-10 Community Action Grants program. The funding will support Landcare communities for community based environmental and sustainable agriculture projects.
More than $1.4 million will support a further 81 projects under the Caring for our Country 2009-10 Community Action Grants program. The funding will support communities for community based environmental and sustainable agriculture projects.
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