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The Australian Government is inviting organisations through an open competitive process for the
National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants Round 3.
The purpose of Smart Farms Small Grants is to support land manager practice change that will deliver more sustainable, productive and profitable food, fibre and forestry business while protecting Australia’s biodiversity; protecting and improving the condition of natural resources; and assisting Australia meet its international obligations.
Grants of between $5,000 & $50,000 (excl GST) for eligible projects of up to 2 year duration are available. Applications close at 11.00pm AEDT on 19 December 2019.
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Please note all Landcare Groups that are operating solely under LVI incorporation will need LVI or another incorporated, GST registered entity, such as a local Landcare Network, to act as the lead organisation and apply on your behalf in this round.
If this applies to your group/network, please notify LVI of your intent to apply ASAP so application details/further instructions can be provided. Landcare Groups requiring LVI assistance will need to finalise their sections of the project application by no later than Monday 16th of December 2019 so LVI has enough time to complete the declarations and submit it on your behalf as the applicant.
Please note - the earlier you notify us of your intention to use LVI as the lead organisation and send the application through the better, so we can ensure it is able to be approved and submitted on time.
To look at becoming incorporated in your own right please visit the Consumer Affairs website - https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/clubs-and-fundraising/incorporated-associations/become-an-incorporated-association/register-as-an-incorporated-association You need to hold a meeting with 21 says notice and adopt Rules, such as the NFP Simple Rules http://www.nfplaw.org.au/simple-rules the Model Rules (not suitable for networks) or your own Rules based on for instance the LVI Rules https://www.landcarevic.org.au/lvi-rules
If you have any queries regarding incorporation or applying for a grant please call the LVI office on 9207 5527 or email email@example.com and we would be happy to assist.
Growing Victoria's Botanic Gardens grants program - Close 16 July 2020
DELWP is delivering the Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens grants program to assist climate change adaptation, valuable plant collection maintenance, community amenity improvement and local tourism development. Of a total $2 million pool, grants of $20,000 to $300,000 are on offer, with projects to be completed within two years. The grants are open to organisations with not-for-profit objectives such as local councils, committees of management, trusts and community groups associated with botanic gardens. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants - Close 31 July 2020
DELWP and Landcare Australia are partnering for a third year to fund the 2020 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants. These grants of up to $5,000 (ex GST) are for schools (primary or secondary), kindergartens, childcare centres, Scouts or Girl Guides or youth groups, youth environmental volunteer groups and Junior Landcare groups in Victoria. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
News Corp Bushfire Fund Grants - Round 2 Opens 1 July 2020!
News Corp has partnered with FRRR to enable the delivery of the News Corp Bushfire Fund grants. This support is for local not-for-profit organisations and community groups that are delivering locally led projects and activities to assist people in their recovery as a result of the 2019/2020 bushfires. Grants of up to $25,000 are available to support projects addressing a wide range of needs, click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
2020 Victorian Integrated Catchment Management Winter Sessions - 3 July to 19 August 2020
This year DELWP are running free weekly online sessions that address key questions about the value of catchment stewardship and integrated approaches to the management of land, water and biodiversity. These sessions are interactive – you can engage with panel members and presenters while you learn about past successes, and help chart the future of Natural Resource Management. Click into news item for further details and to register.
Webinar - Nature Conservation in Victoria 1969-2020: An abridged rendering - 27 July 2020
Arthur Rylah Institute (ARI) Seminar's '50 Years Legacy Series' continues with a webinar from one of ARI’s ecologists, Matt White. Tune in to learn about the political and environmental context in which the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research (ARI) has worked within for the last 50 years. Click into news item to register and review the full legacy series schedule.