About this grant opportunity:
The Tasmanian Government launched the Landcare Action Grants in 2018, with the support of the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) and Landcare Tasmania. The Program has been established to provide State funded grant opportunities to co-invest with farmers, landowners, and other community organisations on practical on-ground works for revegetation, sustainable agriculture, carbon farming and river restoration activities
As part of this program, Landcare Tasmania will deliver an open round of grants (Round 5) for projects across Tasmania behalf of, and in partnership with, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas).
Funds of up to $463,500 have been allocated for Round 5 of the open round grants.
Round 5 Grants Available:
Note that revegetation projects will be given priority in Round 5 funding to enable adequate planning for the 2024 winter planting season. A further application round may be opened in late 2023 subject to funding availability. All projects are to submit a Completion Report by 30 June 2025
Preferred funding amount: $5,000 - $20,000 per project
Maximum grant amount: $40,000 to be paid in up to 3 milestones, to projects of outstanding merit. A progress report is required for payment of each milestone.
Note that revegetation projects will be given priority in the first round of funding to enable adequate planning for the 2024 winter planting season.
You may submit more than one application. A separate application form must be submitted for each proposed project.
Guidelines & Application Form
Before applying, you must read and understand the guidelines:
Applications for Round 5 are now closed.
|Applications Open||16 June 2023|
|Applications Close||31 July 2023, 11:00pm|
|Assessment and approval of Round 5 applications||Aug - Oct 2023|
|Negotiation & Award of Round 5 grant agreements||Sept - Nov 2023|
|Notification to unsuccessful applicants||Dec 2023|
The Program is designed meet the following objectives of the Landcare Action Grants:
- Improve landscape and riverine health, stability and resilience;
- Support enhanced land management practices to reduce erosion and sedimentation;
- Assist the community to holistically manage natural and productive land and waterways across the landscape.
- Provide opportunities for landholders to implement carbon farming initiatives in order to access carbon markets, in particular the Australian Government’s Emission Reduction Fund.
Open to both Landcare Tasmania members and non-members.
The Program is eligible to a broad range of individuals, groups and organisations. To be eligible to apply for a grant you must be an individual or an organisation capable of entering into a legally binding and enforceable agreement with Landcare Tasmania. Eligible entities include the following:
Eligible entities include the following:
- Community groups
- Primary producers
- Private landholders
- Other land managers
Note that for unincorporated community groups, a sponsor organisation or lead individual will need to apply on behalf of the group. Please refer to the full guidelines for details.
Before applying, you must read and understand the guidelines. Download the Grant Opportunity Guidelines (PDF)
The Grants Assessment Panel may request further information to ensure appropriate assessment of an application.
Applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposed application with Landcare Tasmania prior to submitting.
If you need more help with the application process, submitting an application online, have any technical difficulties or find an error in your application (after submission but before the closing date and time) you should contact Landcare Tasmania immediately via [email protected]
To apply, applicants must:
- Read and understand the Guidelines
- Complete the application via the online application form
- Include all necessary attachments
- Submit the online form and supporting information to reach Landcare Tasmania by 31 July 2023.
- You may save a partially completed online application to return to later, but please note that uploads do not save. Please upload documents when ready to submit.
Helpful Technical Advice
Regional Natural Resource Management Strategies: provide a wealth of information and identify priorities for natural resources across the state. At the rear of each there are “Knowledge Gateways” which also provide helpful avenues on sourcing information and advice for on-ground works planning and practitioners
Guides and references can be found on our Reading Room page all about Revegetation
Nurseries Supplying local Tasmanian Native Plants for Revegetation Projects:
|North||Liffey||Habitat Plants||[email protected]|
|Northwest (+delivery)||Oldina||Oldina Nursery||[email protected]|
|Northwest||Flowerdale||Redbreast Plants Flowerdale||[email protected]|
|Northeast||Scottsdale||Woodlea Nursery||[email protected]|
|East||Bicheno||Bicheno Indigenous Plants||[email protected]|
|Central||Hamilton||Derwent Catchment Nursery||[email protected]|
|Central||Ross||Lewisham private nursery||[email protected]|
|South||Glenorchy||Understorey Network||[email protected]|
|South||Hobart||Nipaluna Nursery||[email protected]|
|South||Margate||Redbreast Plants Margate||[email protected]|
|South||Margate||Silver Banksia Nursery||[email protected]|
|South||Mount Nelson||Peter Crook Horticultural Supplies||[email protected]|
|South||Sorell||Wildseed Tasmania||[email protected]|
Australian Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund
How to create maps for your project
More Resources on Removing Threats and Managing a Restoration Project
- Contact your local Landcare group for any relevant plans or advice.
- National standards for the practice of ecological restoration in Australia (Society for Ecological Restoration)
- Weeds (Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania)
- Conservation (Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania)
- Revegetation Projects: best practice guide for Tasmania (NRM North & Habitat Plants)
- Plant species lists by municipality (Understorey Network)
- Plantation Restoration in Tasmania (North East Bioregional Network)
- Managing rivers, streams and creeks: A woolgrowers guide (Land & Water Australia)
- Managing Waterways (NRM South & Goodlife Permaculture)
- Vegetation layers in The LISTmap (see links above)