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Grants, funding and scholarships

2017 Lower Hunter Sustainable Grazing and Riparian
Management grants

Beef producers in the Port Stephens and Dungog local government areas are invited to apply for grants of up to $50,000 to deliver projects which focus on adopting sustainable grazing practices to improve pasture resilience, managing native riparian vegetation, controlling weeds within the riparian zone and installing infrastructure to enable strategic grazing and protection of riparian zones.

Download the guidelines or contact Col Freeman on 0428 043 427 or col.freeman@lls.nsw.gov.au to discuss your project. Applications will close at midnight on 1 March 2017. Projects must be completed by 30 September 2017.


Community education grants

Organisations in the Hunter region are invited to apply for funding through the second round of Hunter Local Land Services' community education grants.

Community groups and not-for-profits can apply for up to $1000 to support activities such as organising community events, coordinating field days, workshops and courses, producing educational signage, publications or resources, or small-scale on-ground works that have an education focus.Projects must be completed by 31 May 2017.

Applications will be assessed as they are received and funding will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Download the guidelines and application form or contact the Hunter Local Land Services Paterson office on 02 4930 1030 or email admin.hunter@lls.nsw.gov.au to discuss your project.


2017 Hunter Regional Landcare Scholarship

The Hunter Regional Landcare Scholarship is awarded annually to a postgraduate student who displays strong personal, community and educational commitment to natural resource management and agriculture, with particular reference to the Hunter region of NSW.

The Hunter Regional Landcare Scholarship is being delivered as part of the Regional Landcare Facilitator Program which is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture.

Scholarship guidelines and application form