March 20, 2019

Open for application National Landcare Program: Smart Farming Partnerships Round 2

The Australian Government is inviting applications for projects to deliver services under the National Landcare Program – Smart Farming Partnerships Round 2. Projects are expected to commence before the end of 2019 and be complete by 30 April 2023.

Funding between $250,000 to $4 million (GST exclusive) per grant is available.

Applications close at 11:00 pm AEST on 17 May 2019.

March 12, 2019

Guidelines for wildlife carers

National Wildlife Biosecurity Guidelines

The National Wildlife Biosecurity Guidelines have been developed to document best practice biosecurity measures for those working with Australian wildlife. The guidelines are intended for all people who work (or interact) with wildlife including wildlife managers, researchers, veterinarians, carers and others. All organisations which work with wildlife are encouraged to use the information in these guidelines to assess their own biosecurity risks and to develop and maintain an optimum level of biosecurity for their operations. Click here for the Guidelines. WHA has also developed a one-page information sheet.

March 4, 2019

A possible funding opportunity Communities Environment Program

Investing in cleaner and greener communities

The Australian Government will invest more than
$22 million in 2019-20 to deliver a wide range of on-ground projects that conserve, protect and sustainably manage our environment.

Under the Communities Environment Program, each federal electorate can receive up to $150,000 in grant funding for small-scale, community-led projects nominated by the local Member of Parliament in consultation with the community will focus on environmental priorities such as:

  • waste and litter reduction
  • protecting native animals, including our threatened species
  • addressing weeds and pest animals
  • restoring and improving coasts, wetlands, riverbanks and waterways
  • greening parks and urban areas.

Each electorate can receive funding for up to 20 projects, with the minimum grant amount being $2500 and the maximum grant amount set at $20,000. And sitting Members of Parliament will consult with their community to identify potential projects for their respective electorates.

February 4, 2019

(Webinar) Risk Management, Cyber Safety & Emerging NDIS Risks

Interesting webinar from the Aon Affinity Not for Profit team.

This webinar covers:

  • Importance of risk management for not-for-profits, community groups and charities, and types of claims we are seeing within the industry
  • Consequences of the changes to the data breach notification laws on not-for-profit organisations and what steps you can be taking, immediately, to mitigate these risks
  • New risk exposures to those who are receiving NDIS funding and organisations/individuals providing NDIS support services.

Presenter: Gavin Deadman

Gavin heads the Aon Affinity Not-for-Profit team, which only deals in insurance and risk management for the not-for-profit sector. He has been part of the Aon group for 28 years and specialises in Affinity programs, designing and managing facilities and schemes. For the past 20 years Gavin has focused on providing tailored insurance and risk management for not-for-profit and charitable organisations, specialising in unique wordings and schemes for these organisations.

Time frames: 12:30pm – 1:30pm (Qld time) 28th March 2019

Volunteering Queensland and Queensland Water & Land Carers (QWaLC) supporting natural resource management volunteers

January 25, 2019

Queensland Citizen Science Grants are now open

The Queensland Citizen Science strategy is now avaliable

The Queensland Citizen Science strategy has now been published, and its associated Queensland Citizen Science Grants are now open for applications.

The Queensland Citizen Science Grants provides funding of up to $30,000 to applicants over a period of up to three years.

Applications are sought for projects that actively engage citizen scientists and address one or more of the strategy goals:

•         raise awareness: work together to ensure the Queensland community has an understanding of citizen science and the projects which are relevant to Queensland

•         make it easy for our community to find and participate in projects and for scientists to recruit and train citizen scientists.

•         grow the community of citizen scientists and scientists working together to make scientific discoveries.

Visit the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist website or Advance Queensland website for more details. 

Applications close 1:00 pm AEST Monday 25 March.

Queensland Water and Land Carers is a proud supporter of the Australian Citizen Science Association and the newly launched Queensland Chapter.

January 16, 2019

Two Important activities coming up for February

QWaLC Membership and Insurance Survey.

Be on the lookout today (25th Jan) for the email that contains your link to this years QWaLC Membership and Insurance Survey. Your groups responses are very important to us. The survey will need to be completed by the 28th February.


And for an activity just as enjoyable as our survey don’t forget to

Go to the MRCCC website and get involved 

January 11, 2019

An opportunity to do some Citizen Science

Great Barrier Reef Foundation Grant opportunity


January 3, 2019

Welcome to 2019

A warm welcome to 2019

There is still time to put in an application to the Smart Farms Small Grants round that closes 11th Jan 2019.

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.

December 5, 2018

International Volunteer Day on the 5th December

Today is International Volunteer Day, the day dedicated to recognising over one billion volunteers globally (714,138 in Queensland including 30,000 QWaLC volunteers) This year’s theme is ‘Volunteers Build Resilient Communities’. An especially appropriate theme for this year in Qld.

QWaLC acknowledges and thanks all our member group volunteers who generously contribute their time and energy to making our environment healthier, our communities more resilient and Queensland a better place to live.

Read more about International Volunteer Day

Next year National Volunteer Week 2019 – “Making a world of difference”, will be held from 20-26 May

November 21, 2018

National Agriculture Day 21st November 2018

 Don’t forget to wear your green shirt.

Celebrating the good that our farmers do each year.

I like the #paws4climate

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