Grants support health change
13 December 2017
North West Local Land Services (North West LLS) invite groups or organisations to apply for project funding through the National Landcare Program with the aim of increasing the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices.
Project aims to increase the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices that will lead to an improvement in resource condition (soil, water and vegetation) over a maximum period of three years.
Dale Kirby, Team Leader, Land Services - Advisory Service, said the funding invitation was open to a broad cross section of the community.
“We’d like to hear from locals involved in industry, producer, Landcare and community groups – we know there are a lot of great ideas in agriculture, and we keen to support them and help to make them happen,” he said.
Groups or organisations operating within the North West LLS region are encouraged to apply. The North West region includes the Gunnedah, Gwydir, Liverpool Plains, Moree Plains, Narrabri, Tamworth Regional and Walgett local government areas.
Project applications of up to $50,000 (excluding GST) will be competitively ranked. Funding must be matched dollar for dollar as cash or in-kind contribution, and completed no later than December 2020.
Projects might include, but are not limited to:
- establishing demonstration sites
- capacity building projects
- workshops or seminars
- on-ground works
- demonstration and evaluation of new technologies
- field days and field trips.
Applications close 5th January 2018. For more information or to apply, please contact Dale Kirby at the Gunnedah office on 02 6742 9203 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media contact: Emelia Rixon, North West Local Land Services, 0417 238 413
Photo available on request: North West LLS staff helping to grow sustainable practices and as well as productivity at a Loomberah dairy optimisation project.