grants, funding & awards
updated April 2010

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grants & funding

Coles, Yates and Junior Landcare Grants
Through the Junior Landcare Grants Program, any school or organisation that would like to involve their students in Landcare projects, in conjunction with local Landcare groups, can apply for grants of $1000 to assist them with the cost of their projects like bush tucker gardens, waterwise gardens, vege gardens and plans for environmental practices and learning activities.

More details on the programs which are sponsored by Yates and Coles visit:

2010 remaining closing dates:

  • Round 2: 5pm Friday 14th May (Yates and Coles)
  • Round 3: 5pm Friday 6th August (Yates and Coles)
  • Round 4: Friday 22nd October (Yates and Melbourne Water only - Please note there are NO COLES grants available this round).

Irrigation Modernisation Planning Assistance
This assistance helps irrigation water providers to develop modernisation plans for their districts that identify ways to upgrade irrigation infrastructure and assess options to adapt to a future with less water. The program will remain open to receive and assess applications until 29 Oct 2012, unless all available funds are committed earlier. Visit 

Living Greener initiative
A range of opportunities are available under the Dept Environment Water Heritage & Arts Living Greener initiative. These include assistance for ceiling insulation, solar hot water and rainwater & greywater usage. Further details can be accessed at  

FarmReady Reimbursement Grants
FarmReady Reimbursement Grants, for courses completed prior to 30 May 2012, assist primary producers and Indigenous land managers to attend approved training courses aimed at improving their capacity to adapt to climate change and increase self reliance and preparedness. Reimbursements of up to $1500 per year are available. Applications forms need to be lodged and approved prior to attending approved courses, followed by submitting the claim for reimbursement (up to 30 days after the completion of the course). Managed by the department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry, further information and application/claim forms can be accessed at OR call 1800 087 670
Water for the Future funding
Through Water for the Future, the Australian Government is investing in a range of programs over 10 years to address four key priorities, taking action on climate change, using water wisely, securing water supplies and healthy river waterways. Further details can be accessed at

Gambling Community Benefit Fund

The Community Benefit Funds Unit within the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation administers four non-recurrent grant programs for not-for-profit organisations. For up-to-date information on the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund, Breakwater Island Community Benefit Fund and Reef Casino Community Benefit Fund, please visit:  

resources & training
Southeast Burnett Nutri-Tech solutions Sustainable Farming Training Course | 11 – 13 May
Please download the course flyer below for further details. RSVP to Penny Kennedy on 4168 6179

Grazing Bestprac – Technology of Growing Grass
This practical course deals with carbon and its link to healthy soils for increased profitability. $990 (including GST) course fee. 2 day course by Mick Alexander - Farm Ready approved to all eligible primary producers
Remaining workshops: 
27 & 28 May, Wandoan
Enquiries phone Noela (07) 4938 3919 or 0438 395 255. Alternatively visit or email [email protected]  
Particle Tracing Technology: a tool for ‘any’ environmental engineering project | 12 May
Dr Jonathan Marsh, Environmental Tracing Systems, Scotland
When: Wednesday 12 May 2010, 12:30 - 1:30pm
Where:  Wet Tropics Room, Level 3, 400 George Street
Particle tracing as a concept has been used for many decades to label and track a range of particle or contaminant discharges, and their pathways through the environment.
Environmental Tracing Systems have pioneered and developed a unique tracing capability to revolutionise particle tracing and make it possible to manufacture tracers to match the target species of interest to be investigated, obtain accurate reliable quantitative data to validate a model or support a legal dispute and label different processes/sources or environmental conditions simultaneously. 
Using different fluorescent colours and matching the size and density of the tracers can provide direct tangible evidence on a range of environmental engineering projects including:
-          labelling different layers in a sediment cap
-          determine where beach sediment is going
-          coral and fish larvae tracking to establish nursery & ‘no fish’ zones
-          assess the fate and impact of diffuse and point source pollution
-          identify which polluter is causing the pollution
-          monitor the impact of PM10s or diesel particulate around a port or airport
-          assess sedimentation rates during natural recovery of a contaminated sediment site
For more information see
No RSVP is necessary – all welcome to attend.  No refreshments will be provided – please feel welcome to bring your lunch.
The next session in the series is scheduled for 25 May 2010.

2010 Banksia Environmental Foundation Awards
Entries are open in the following categories:
2010 Banksia Environmental Awards
2010 Banksia Community Grant
2010 Mercedes-Benz Australian Environmental Research Award
For more information or to apply visit  
National Riverprize Awards by International Riverfoundation
In 2010, the National Riverprize is valued at A$200,000, funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future plan.
Closes: 14 May 2010
Riverprize is open to individuals, organisations or agencies who can demonstrate outstanding achievements in river management and restoration.
For more information visit:

Ms Natalie Baker , Partnerships Manager International Riverfoundation
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (07) 3123 7767 (ext 404)
Fax: (07) 3103 4574
National Landcare Awards | 24 June
For the first time ever, Landcare Australia will be making a limited number of tickets to the National Landcare Awards available for purchase to the landcare community and the general public.

The ceremony will be held in the Great Hall at Parliament House, Canberra.

Tickets will be on sale from Thursday April 15th and close Tuesday June 1st.  Tickets are $50 per person (tables of 10 people) for pre-dinner drinks in the Marble Foyer and the Gala Awards Dinner in the Great Hall of Parliament House.

To order your tickets please speak to Noemi Simaki at Landcare Australia Ltd on
02 9412 1060 or email [email protected] with your contact details, including address, phone number and number of tickets you would like to purchase.

Landcare Queensland
Level 2, Primary Producers House, 183 North Quay, Qld 4000
PO Box 13204, George St, Qld 4000
Phone 07 32114413 | Fax 0732114407
ABN: 81 100 646 268