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November 14, 2018

Round 2 National Landcare Program Smart Farms Small Grants open for application

That time of the year has arrived again. An opportunity for you to apply for a small grant.

National Landcare Program – Smart Farms Small Grants – open for application

The Australian Government is inviting organisations through an open competitive process to apply for the National Landcare Program – Smart Farms Small Grants

The program aims to protect, conserve and provide for the productive use of Australia’s water, soil, plants and animals and the ecosystems in which they live and interact, in partnership with industry, communities and other governments.

Applications close at 11:30 pm AEDT on 11 January 2019.

For further information about eligibility and how to apply, go to the Grant Round Application page.
Information about applying for this funding round can also be found on GrantConnect.

October 18, 2018

Lake Baroon Catchment Care Group National Landcare Winners

National Landcare Award Winners – Lake Baroon Catchment Care Group

Congratulations to the Lake Baroon Catchment Care Group team – winners of the Australian Government Excellence in Sustainable Farm Practices award at last week’s National Landcare Awards held in Brisbane.
QWaLC member group Lake Baroon Catchment Care (LBCCG) www.lbccg.org.au has been working with farmers across the Sunshine Coast Hinterland region to identify and find solutions to agricultural run-off, which has been a growing issue for lakes and rivers. Thanks to SEQ Water and Sunshine Coast Council for their support of this long term program.

October 10, 2018

A unified voice for Landcare

Queensland Water and Land Carers are encouraged by the recent progress towards creating a single national organisation to support Australia’s Landcare community.
QWaLC and all 7 of the other State and Territory Landcare organisations have accepted the invitation to develop an MoU with Landcare Australia as the next step towards creating a unified Landcare organisation. We will be working on this important step forward over the next few weeks.

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September 26, 2018

QWALC Annual General Meeting 7th November 2018

Gather around and join us for our AGM

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
7th November 2018
11am – 1pm AGM including a light lunch
Our guest speaker will be Michelle Lindley from Volunteering Queensland
A great opportunity as well to meet your Board members from around the state.

MAS Meeting Room
2nd Floor
Ibis Styles Brisbane
40 Elizabeth Street – Brisbane QLD 4000

September 25, 2018

National Landcare Conference and Awards

Special announcement for Landcarers in drought declared areas
Are you a Landcarer in a drought declared area?

In recognition of the harsh conditions being faced by many farmers and rural communities in drought declared areas, we would like to offer you the opportunity to participate in this invaluable knowledge sharing event with experts, your peers, and community members. If you’re a Landcarer in a drought declared area, and would like to attend this year’s National Landcare Conference, we’re offering you half price community registration. Choose from a one-day registration at $125 or full two-day registration at $225. To find out more about the diverse program and great line up of speakers, check out the Conference Program.

Whether you are attending the conference or not, why not come celebrate the achievements of your peers and purchase a half-price ticket to the Awards gala dinner to be held on 11 October. Tickets are only $42.50 and includes a three-course meal, beverages, and entertainment.

To take advantage of this special offer, please email awards@landcareaustralia.com.au providing your full name, address and contact phone number.

Already registered?

If you are a Landcarer from a drought declared area and you’ve already registered for the conference and purchased a ticket to the gala Awards dinner, we invite you to bring along a friend for free. To register your friend for free, please email awards@landcareaustralia.com.au providing your name, the name of your friend, their full address and contact number.

September 11, 2018

Vote now for your favourite Landcarer

Vote for your favourite Landcarer

All finalists are also in the running to win the People’s Choice Award. A highly-coveted prize, this award is presented to the finalist who receives the most votes from the general public in the lead-up to the awards. The winner will be announced on Thursday, 11 October at the Awards gala dinner.

Voting is now open and closes on Wednesday, 10 October 2018. Show your fellow Landcarers some love and vote for them to win the People’s Choice Award.

Vote Now

August 31, 2018

Smart Farms Small Grants program

Congratulations to the successful applicants from Queensland. Obviously a highly competitive grant round.

Dalrymple Landcare Committee Incorporated, Barron River Catchment Management Association Incorporated,
Lake Baroon Catchment Care Group Inc., Condamine Catchment Natural Resource Management Corporation Limited, South West Nrm Ltd (3), South Myall Catchment Landcare Group Inc.

Grants of between $5,000 and $100,000 were provided to 77 projects across the country under the first round of the program. The round was highly competitive, with 800 applications for funding received. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/natural-resources/landcare/national-landcare-program/australian-government-investment-in-landcare

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August 7, 2018

Community Volunteer Small Grants 2018

The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open process to apply for funding to support volunteers under the Volunteer Grants Activity.

Applications close at 2:00 pm AEST on 18 September 2018.

For further information about eligibility and how to apply, go to the Funding Round Application page.
Information about applying for this funding round can also be found on GrantConnect.

Volunteer Grants aim to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers. The grants provide small amounts of money that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers. The grants form part of the Government’s work to support the volunteers who help disadvantaged Australian communities and encourage inclusion of vulnerable people in community life.

National Landcare Conference and Awards Early Bird Registrations

Themed ‘Landcare – Building a Better Tomorrow’, the 2018 National Landcare Conference and Awards is your opportunity to contribute to, engage with, and learn from your community and peers.
Held over three exciting days, the event will deliver an engaging program with keynote speakers, informative presentations, social events, and educational field trips within close proximity to Brisbane’s CBD.
Recognising the hard work and innovation of the Landcare community, the Landcare Awards gala dinner is a chance to let your hair down and celebrate the achievements of peers with the announcement of the National Landcare category winners and the People’s Choice Award winner.
We officially welcome you to join us for what promises to be the leading, knowledge-sharing event for the Landcare movement in 2018.

May 21, 2018

National Landcare Conference registrations now open

Registrations Open

Registrations are now open for the 2018 National Landcare Conference and Awards, to be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 10-12 October 2018.

Themed ‘Landcare – Building a Better Tomorrow’, the 2018 National Landcare Conference and Awards is your opportunity to contribute to, engage with, and learn from your community and peers.
Held over three exciting days, the event will deliver an engaging program with keynote speakers, informative presentations, social events, and educational field trips within close proximity to Brisbane’s CBD.
Recognising the hard work and innovation of the Landcare community, the Landcare Awards gala dinner is a chance to let your hair down and celebrate the achievements of peers with the announcement of the National Landcare category winners and the People’s Choice Award winner.
We officially welcome you to join us for what promises to be the leading, knowledge-sharing event for the Landcare movement in 2018.

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