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Tas Landcare Fund

On-ground action

The Tasmanian Landcare Fund (TLF) is the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) administered by Landcare Tasmania.

The TLF enables people to care for, improve and manage Tasmania’s unique environment through hands-on action.

A range of projects are funded every year, from the coasts to the country.
Activities include weed control, salinity management, feral pest control, dune stabilising, re-vegetation, and fencing native bushland, wetlands and watercourses.

Projects may also include education initiatives and field days,  encouraging others to value the environment and improve their land management practices.

Projects typically involve community volunteers, students and/or landowners. 

Objectives

  • Fund projects that deliver practical solutions and achieve on-ground results
  • Deliver efficient project management of donations and grants
  • Facilitate multiple community-based activities that support innovative ways of engaging and educating the community
  • Provide clear and accessible information for businesses and individuals who are interested in donating to the Fund

Round 20 - now open!

Round 20 of the Tasmanian Landcare Fund is now open for applications.

The theme of this round is:  Weed management and rehabilitation of riparian zones.

This funding is in response to the impacts of drought which has resulted in the establishment and proliferation of invasive weeds, particularly in agricultural areas.

Applicants may apply for up to $5000 (ex-GST).

The applicant must be a community care group or individual which is a current financial member of Landcare Tasmania.   The project must be based in agricultural areas in Tasmania.  Initiatives in the northern region (63 phone zone) are encouraged.

Given that funds for this round are limited,  funding will be targeted at smaller community landcare groups, rather than larger organisations.

Projects involving the management of willows will not be funded in this round.

How to apply:

Make sure you read and understand the guidelines before starting your application.

Note that the application form is an editable document – you don’t need to print it.
We encourage electronic submission of applications.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 4th July.

For enquiries -
email:  tlf@landcaretas.org.au
or phone 6234 7117

Funding streams

Currently funding rounds are held once a year, opening in May, with various streams including:

  • General Funding Round
  • Investing in the Future – getting young people involved
  • Landcare – Training and leadership
  • Looking after the Coast
  • Clean Water, Healthy Rivers
  • Biodiversity – Birds, Bees and Bush
  • Volunteers – supporting people in Landcare

Round 16 - Bushfire Recovery

Thank you to everyone who dug deep for the Tas Landcare Fund Bushfire Recovery Appeal.  Through your generous support, seed funding has been provided for Weed Aid, a community-led not-for-profit that will work with local community & industry networks, landowners & NRM staff to support priority post-fire weed control.

Organisations including Tasman Landcare Group, Derwent Catchment NRM Committee, Sorell, Tasman and Central Highlands Councils, NRM South, Tasman-Dunnalley Neighbourhood House, DPIPWE and Landcare Tasmania are part of the initiative.  Read more.

Investing in the future

The TLF began in 2003, through the vision of the late Mr John Roberts.  Now, more than ten years later, the TLF continues to make a difference in how people engage with, and care for their patch. 

The TLF invests in the future in personal and practical ways.  Support the Fund and make a difference.

Applying for funding

Do you have a Landcare project that needs a leg-up?  Interested in doing on-ground work to improve your local environment?  Got ideas to engage young people in hands-on activities and practical learning?  Your project may be eligible for TLF funding.  Join our mailing list to keep in touch with new funding rounds and opportunities (see above left).

Application guidelines and the application form are released at the opening of each round. 

During the last few years, TLF funding rounds have opened early in May, around the time of Agfest.

Subscribe to our e-news to stay in touch.

TLF Governance

The TLF Technical Assessment Committee critiques applications and assesses project methods.  Specific project conditions will be noted where necessary to ensure best practice techniques are used and risks are reduced.  Recommended projects are considered for funding by the TLF Management Committee (the ‘responsible people’ under our Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) rules).  The Landcare Tasmania Executive Committee approves payments for successful applicants.  Our thanks to the volunteer committees for their expertise and commitment.  

Event Focus

Cape Deslacs Nature Reserve Spanish heath removal

Join us in protecting the endemic plants and animals in this beautiful nature reserve by helping control the invasive Spanish heath.