Grant Opportunities

Throughout the year a variety of organisations provide grants for carrying out Landcare work. Below we have compiled a list of grants that may suit your needs. Most of the grants are not delivered through Landcare Tasmania so you will need to get in contact with the organisation hosting the grant round. We are proud to offer our annual Tasmanian Landcare Fund for on ground works and the Landcare Assistance Program to support group operational capacity.

Please CONTACT US if you know of grant opportunities we have not listed.


Landcare Tasmania Grant Opportunities 

Tasmanian Landcare Fund Round 21

Round 21 of the Tasmanian Landcare Fund will open in October 2017. The Round will mark a significant milestone in the history of the TLF, passing $0.5M in funds distributed directly to address on ground Landcare needs - a significant legacy of the foresight and commitment of the late John Roberts. The TLF is Landcare Tasmania's Deductible Gift Recipient fund, meaning that donors can claim a tax deduction on their contributions. Donations to the TLF are encouraged and always welcome - CLICK HERE for further information.

Applications open 9 October 2017


Landcare Assistance Program Grant 2017

Through the support of the Tasmanian Government, Landcare Tasmania is provides member groups with financial support through the Landcare Assistance Program. LAP grants of up to $400 towards core costs of running a Landcare group are available, for example to assist with insurance cover or buy equipment. 




Other Grant Opportunities 

West Tamar Council

Australia Day Grants - OPEN

Grants of up to $2,000 to assist community groups in the West Tamar municipality to hold community Australia Day events. Events must be hold on 26 January 2018 and be inclusive of the community.

Applications close: Friday 29 September 2017








Kingborough Council

Community Grants Program Round 2 - OPEN

Grants of up to $3,000 are available to Kingborough-based, not for profit organisations for projects that provide a benefit within the local commun

ity. Successful applicants will need to match the grant in cash or in kind. Funding is available for work in the areas of:

  • Community health and well-being
  • Arts and culture
  • Community development
  • Heritage and history
  • Sport and recreation
  • Festivals and events
  • Environmental projects
  • Sustainable living

Applications close: Monday 6 November 2017



Australian Government Stronger Communities Program

The Stronger Communities Programme supports the Australian Government's commitment to help deliver social benefits in communities across Australia.

Round 3 of the programme will provide $22.5 million, $150,000 to each electorate for eligible small capital projects that improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.  Grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 are available and the applicants contribution of 50% in cash or in kind is required.

Each Federal Member of Parliament (MP) must consult with their local community to identify potential projects that are consistent with the intended programme outcomes.

Applications open: 7 August 2017

Applications close: 28 September 2017


Tasmanian MPs participating in the program are:

Andrew Wilkie, Member for Denison - 6234 5255 or email

Brian Mitchell, Member for Lyons - 6263 3721 (Bridgewater), 6398 1115 (Perth) or email

Julie Collins, Member for Franklin - 6244 1222 or email

Justine Keay, Member for Braddon - 6431 1333 or email

Ross Hart, Member for Bass - 6334 7033 or email


NRM North grant opportunities

On-ground works funding round - OPEN

Expressions of interest  are now open for funding for on ground works in target areas of the NRM North region. Activities may be on private or public land. Funding for approximately 50% of project costs is available, including material and implementation. Landholder contributions may be cash or in-kind.

Closing date not specified but work must be completed by May 2018


Cradle Coast NRM and Dairy Tasmania Clean Rivers program

'Keep cows out of creeks' grants

Dairy and beef farmers in the Circular Head area can apply for up to $5,000 to cover off-stream watering systems including troughs, pump, pipe, water tanks, fencing and creek crossings to ensure cattle are not accessing waterways. Projects must be completed by 30 June 2018.


Applications close - 15 September 2017


Cradle Coast community groups sponsorship - OPEN

Up to $500 available to community groups to reimburse costs of equipment, training and professional services.


Applications close - 31 October 2017 (or earlier if funds no longer available)


NRM South Grant Opportunities

Naturally Inspired Bite sized grant - OPEN 

Open all year around $500 available to community groups, schools and NGOs.