What Grants are available ?

Clarence Landcare plays an important role in raising awareness in the local community about regional, state and federal government grants and other non government organisation grants for environmental remediation. We are able to let you know what funding is coming up and advise when funding rounds open. The best way to get up to date information is by being on our email list Email Us!

We always advertise funding rounds in our Newsletter, however grants often, open and close between the cycle of our newsletters.

There are a number of grants available throughout the year. Some grants are available year in year out, and others come and go. It is important to know that all grants vary their guidelines each year, so what is eligible one year may not be the next.

How can I get Help ?

Clarence Landcare employs two part-time Community Support Officers (CSO’s). Part of our role is to assist groups and individual landholders by advising on which grants may be suitable to address their needs and providing support and assistance with project planning and grant application writing.


It is very important that you don’t leave it to the last minute as even the smallest grant application requires a level of planning, clear and concise wording to explain the project and a detailed budget page that itemises each component of the project both for the grant money you are applying for and the “inkind” that is usually required. Inkind refers to the component of the project that you are actually doing yourself, e.g., Erecting the fence, you can assign a dollar value to this per hour and also any tractor work you are doing as part of the fence construction. i.e., clearing fence line, slashing, driving posts.

We are often assisting a number of groups and landholders so we need to know ahead of time if you are going to need help. Please don’t leave it to the last week as we may be already booked up assisting other people.

Tip : get on our email list as we do run Funding Workshops from time to time.

This page will be ever changing, please be patient – not all funding has been listed here yet and particularly funding that is not yet available, why dont you save this page into your favourites and check back from time to time.

If you wish to search this table quickly, please type the name in the search box i.e., OPEN NOW or use the arrows and the table will sort according to your input.  Click on the hyperlinks and you will be redirected to the funding source in a new window.

Environmental EducationThe aim of the Environmental Education Program is to support educational projects or programs that develop or widen the community’s knowledge, skills in and commitment to protecting the environment and promoting sustainable behaviour.Grants of up to $100, 000 are availableNSW Environmental Trust
NSW Environmental Trust
Eco Schools * This program provides grants to schools to give them the opportunity to involve their students and community in developing and implementing environmental management projects.

Grants of up to $2, 500 each are available. NSW Environmental Trust
NSW Environmental Trust
Environmental Restoration and RehabilitationThis program aims to facilitate projects to prevent or reduce pollution, the waste stream or environmental degradation of any kind. It also aims to improve the capacity of communities and organisations to protect, restore and enhance the environment.Grants of up to $100, 000 are availableNSW Environmental Trust
NSW Environmental Trust
Protecting our PlacesThe aim of the program is to protect land that is culturally significant to Aboriginal people and support education projects about the environment and its importance in Aboriginal life.Funding for 2011 - Grants of between $2,000 and $35,000 are available.
NSW Environmental Trust
NSW Environmental Trust
OPEN NOWCloses 3rd June, 2011
Environmental ResearchThe aim of the Research program is to support research projects that help address environmental problems in NSW.NSW Environmental Trust
NSW Environmental Trust
Lead Environmental Community Groups ProgramThe Lead Environmental Community Groups (LECG) program aims to assist eligible lead environmental community organisations in NSW by contributing towards their administrative costs. This particular program is the only Trust program to offer this type of support.Grants of up to $80,000 are available per annum.NSW Environmental Trust
NSW Environmental Trust
Farm Ready Reimbursement GrantsFarmReady Reimbursement Grants for courses completed prior to 30 May 2012. To assist primary producers and Indigenous land managers to attend approved training coursesThe FarmReady Reimbursement Grants program will recommence from 1 July 2011 for the 2011/12, when FarmReady will be expanded to include training courses in agritourism and food tourism. Farm ReadyOpens 1st July, 2011Closes 30 May 2012
National Rainwater and Greywater InitiativeThe National Rainwater and Greywater (NRGI) Household Rebate offers rebates of up to $500 for new rainwater tanks or greywater systemsDepartment of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Dept of Sustainability Environment Water Populations & Communities
OpenCloses 31st March 2014
Indigenous Small Business FundThe Indigenous Small Business Fund (ISBF) offers funding to Indigenous community based organisations to assist Indigenous people to learn about business, develop good business skills and expand their businesses.Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
/Individual/IndigenousAustralians Employment Workplace & Relations
Caring for our Country Community Action Grants 2012-13Community Action Grants are the small grants component of the Australian Government's Caring for our Country initiative that aims to help community groups take action to conserve and protect their natural environment. The grants are targeted towards established community-based organisations which have sustainable farming and/or protecting and enhancing the natural environment as their principal objective.Grants of up to $20,000 are availableAustralian Government
Australian Government
OPEN NOWCloses 27th March, 2012
The $25,000 QuestionThe RAS Foundation is again offering young people in rural and regional NSW the opportunity to secure $25,000 to deliver a new and innovative community project.Applications for The $25,000 Question are now open. To enter, simply tell us how you would use $25,000 to address a need in your local community. Royal Agricultural Society of NSW
Royal Agricultural Society
OpensClosed 14th January, 2011
Floodplain Management ProgramThe Floodplain Management Program supports the implementation of the NSW Flood Prone Land Policy by providing financial support to councilsNSW Dept of Environment Climate Change and Water
OpensClosed 21st February 2011
Australia's Open Garden SchemeAustralia's Open Garden Scheme is a self-funding, not for profit organisation that promotes the knowledge and pleasure of gardens and gardening to all Australians.$55‚000 Australia-wide. Several grants of $3‚000 - $1‚000 per state & territoryAustralias Open Garden Scheme
Australia Open Gardens Scheme
Indigenous Heritage ProgramThe Indigenous Heritage Program (IHP) is an Australian Government initiative that supports the identification, conservation, and promotion (where appropriate) of Indigenous heritageIndividual project funding for organisations will in general be available up to a maximum of $100,000 (GST exclusive). Individual applicants will generally be eligible for funding up to $5000Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Dept of Sustainability Environment Water Population & Communities
OpensClosed 21st January 2011
Climate Ready ProgramThe Climate Ready Program was one of three elements of the Clean Business Australia initiative. The other elements are Re-Tooling for Climate Change and Green Building Fund.The Climate Ready program, a competitive grants program provided grants from $50,000 up to $5m on a matching funding basis to support research and development, proof-of-concept and early-stage commercialisation activities to develop solutions to climate change challengesAusIndustry
Aus Industry
Northern Rivers Catchment Management AuthorityThe Northern Rivers CMA provides advice and funding to individuals and community groups for targeted land use planning, biodiversity conservation, water management, coastal and marine resource management, and soil and land resource management projectsNorthern Rivers Catchment Management Authority
Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority
Coles Junior Landcare School Garden Grant 2011Through the Junior Landcare Grants Program, any school or organization (including youth groups, scouts groups, pre-schools, primary schools, high schools, day care centres) that would like to involve their students in landcare projects, in conjunction with local landcare groups, can apply for grants to assist them with the cost of their projectsJunior Landcare
Junior Landcare
OpensClosed 25th February, 2011
Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority1. NRCMA Incentive Program****Applications NOW OPEN****
The Northern Rivers CMA provides advice and funding to individuals and community groups for targeted land use planning, biodiversity conservation, water management, coastal and marine resource management, and soil and land resource management projects.
) Plan Development Program - up to the value of $5,000 to support the development of NRM plans by a qualified provider.
ii) Small Project - up to the value of $5,000
iii) Major Project - between $5,000 and $75,000 Note: Those wishing to apply under the Major Projects must have a Recognised NRM Plan.
Grants available include small grants up to $5,000 Major Project $5,000 to $75,000Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority
Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority
WoolworthsNew Woolworths grants available for sustainable agriculture projects.
Following on from significant stakeholder consultation in 2010, Woolworths and Landcare Australia pinpointed three key areas where support relating to on-farm practices was needed. The recommendations endorsed projects that would support farmers in the adoption of technology or practices to improve water use efficiency, nutrient management and their carbon footprint. The grants will be awarded to farming groups and each grant can be up to a maximum of $10,000 to implement a project which addresses one of these key areas.
Grants up to $10,000 are available for farmersApplications close on Monday, May 30th and further information, criteria and application forms can be found on
Landcare Online
For more information, please contact:
Trish O’Gorman, Public Relations Manager, Landcare Australia
Tel: 02 8440 8811 E-mail:

OPEN NOWCloses 30th May, 2011
Dept of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous AffairsVolunteer Grants 2011 recognises the important role of Australia’s volunteers and is part of the Government’s ongoing commitment to supporting volunteers, assisting disadvantaged communities and encouraging social inclusion to assist vulnerable individuals, families and communities. Funding of $16 million is available to eligible not-for-profit community organisations to assist their volunteers and encourage volunteering.

Volunteer Grants 2011 provides funding of between $1,000 and $5,000 to not-for-profit organisations to:

Purchase portable, tangible, small equipment items to help volunteers
Contribute to the reimbursement of fuel costs for their volunteers who use their own car to transport others to activities, deliver food and assist people in need
Contribute to the reimbursement of transport costs incurred by volunteers with disability who are unable to drive
Contribute to the costs of training courses and/or undertake background screening checks for volunteers.
Grants up to $5,000 are availableVolunteer GrantsOPEN NOWCloses 8th June, 2011

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