September 13, 2019
This year the Gambling Community Benefit Fund celebrates its 25th birthday. To commemorate this milestone, the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (which administers the Gambling Community Benefit Fund), in partnership with QUT’s Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, will host the ‘Power of Community’ conference specially designed for small to medium-sized community organisations (organisations with an annual turnover of less than $1 million). 200 attendees will access workshops on governance, marketing, fundraising and volunteer management. They will gain insights, strategies and ideas on how to make their organisations more successful and sustainable, while growing the skills and connections required to better service their communities.
When: Thursday 21 November, 2019
Where: QUT, Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane
September 4, 2019
Queensland Landcare Awards
2019 Queensland Landcare Awards will be celebrated in Cairns on 8 November.
Nominations are closed and judging is underway.
Cairns Aquarium 5.30pm to 7.30pm
To claim your space and recognise the great work of fellow Queenslanders book now.
QWaLC is proud to continue our partnership with Volunteering Queensland. We are the major sponsor of the State Volunteering Conference, to be held 10 – 11 October at the Mercure Brisbane.
This event is designed to inspire, unite, invigorate and challenge Queenslanders who manage volunteers.
It will be a fantastic occasion to learn from a wide variety of thought-provoking keynotes, expert presentations, panel discussions and interactive workshops, all to advance your cause.
The overarching conference theme is around:
• Aspiring to be the best we can be and provide the best possible services, outcomes and impact
• Adapting in a dynamic, complex, ever changing contemporary environment
• Acting to address needs and issues and to grow and future proof volunteering across Queensland
View the program and speaker profiles at: https://conference.volunteeringqld.org.au/
The first 20 QWaLC members to register will receive $50 off the conference ticket price. This means 2 jam-packed days of learning is only $445.
To take advantage of this offer, simply select ‘QWaLC members (special offer)’ when you are registering.
August 7, 2019
The Communities Environment Program provides each of the 151 electorates across Australia with up to $150,000 to fund small, community-led environment projects that address local environmental priorities. In consultation with their community, each Federal Member of Parliament must identify potential applicants and projects in their electorate and invite them to apply for a grant.
July 22, 2019
This week is National Farm Safety Week designed to raise awareness of farm safety issues and highlight practical steps farmers can take to improve work health and safety on farms. Some great resources. Have a look.
June 6, 2019
Landcare Australia and Queensland Water and Land Carers received a great range of nominations for the 2019 State and Territory Landcare Awards which recognise individuals and groups across the country for their outstanding contributions to preserving the unique Australian landscape.
We look forward to reading and learning about the great work of the nominees as we judge them over the next week.
In 2019, Landcare celebrates its 30-year national anniversary. And over the last three decades, Landcare has played a leading role in changing Australia’s approach to sustainable agricultural practices, environmental protection, conservation of land and waterways, coastlines and biodiversity.
The Landcare Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate Landcare champions from rural and urban communities motivated by a shared vision to restore and protect the environment in their local community.
Winners from the 2019 State & Territory Landcare Awards will go forward to the 2020 National Landcare Awards held during the 2020 National Landcare Conference to be held in Sydney. The National Landcare Awards ceremony also includes the Bob Hawke Landcare Award sponsored by the Australian Government.
Nine national award categories are now open for nominations:
- Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award
- Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare Award
- Australian Government Landcare Farming Award
- Australian Government Innovation in Agriculture Land Management Award
- Virgin Coastcare Award
- Australian Community Media Landcare Community Group Award
- Woolworths Junior Landcare Team Award
- Indigenous Land Management Award
- Austcover Young Landcare Leader Award
May 29, 2019
It’s time to start writing.
This round has a focus on protecting and benefiting Queensland’s threatened species with activities funded included habitat protection and improvement, fencing, population surveys, fire management and disease management.
A total of $1.5 million is available with grants of up to $100,000 provided.
Applicants are advised to start their applications early as there is an emphasis on obtaining technical advice regarding a proposed project and ensuring that project activities are informed by advice provided in recovery plans, conservation advices and similar or scientific research/technical documentation where such documents don’t exist.
Applications close 4:00pm on 2 July 2019.
More information (guidelines, application form) can be found here:
May 17, 2019
Hon Bob Hawke AC
In partnership with the rest of the Australian Community, Community Landcare across Australia through its peak body, the National Landcare Network, commemorates and celebrates the work of Bob Hawke in launching and supporting over the years the Landcare Movement. We know he was proud of the community movement that Landcare has become, springing from a national government initiative in 1989.
It is a sign of his vision and human touch that Bob Hawke possessed that in launching the Decade of Landcare in 1989, he said;
When the earth is spoiled, humanity and all living things are diminished. We have taken too much from the earth and given back too little. It’s time to say enough is enough. Today’s announcements won’t solve everything. But with the right mix of political commitment and community support we can ensure that our country is simply the best in the world. This is our country, our future.
– Bob Hawke launching the ‘Decade of Landcare’, 20 July 1989
The existence of today’s flourishing and growing Landcare movement from Darwin to Dover, from Nannup to Narrabeen, is testimony to the wisdom of those words. Today Community Landcare reflects, celebrates and resolves to redouble our efforts in Bob’s honour and memory.
Peter Bridgewater Chair, NLN
May 2, 2019
|National Volunteer Week Small Grants Initiative|
|Would you like funding to support your National Volunteer |
The inaugural National Volunteer Week Small Grants Initiative provides an opportunity for Queensland volunteer-involving organisations to participate in National Volunteer Week 2019.
The initiative is managed by Volunteering Queensland with funding received from the Queensland Government. Small grants of up to $500 will be made available to eligible Queensland volunteer-involving organisations able to meet the conditions of the grant.
Dont miss this great opportunity to thank your volunteers, fill in the short online application form today.
Grant applications must be received by 5.00pm Friday 10 May 2019.