LAP – easy $ for landcare groups
The Tasmanian Government has generously provided the LAP (Landcare Assistance Program) funds to assist our members to pay their core costs. The grant amount varies from year to year depending on number of groups that apply and insurance costs.
How do I apply?
LAP application forms are included as part of Membership Renewal each year (January), or on the New Group Application form for new members. For renewing members, LAP grant applications close on the 1st of March each year. For new members joining mid-year, LAP grant applications close on the 1st of October each year. New group applications after this date are eligible for the next year's LAP grant.
To renew, log into the Members Toolbox with your group's primary email address to view and submit forms - click on the green "Click here to Renew Membership, apply for Insurance & LAP grant" button once logged in. New groups can apply for insurance when they apply for membership.
Here are some examples of what groups use their LAP grant funds for each year
- Incorporation fees
- Audit fees
- Project materials (stakes, tree guards, plants)
- Phone use
- Safety gear (high vis vests, boots)
How do I acquit the LAP grant?
- The Acquittal is included in the online Membership Form released every year in January, found in the Members Toolbox.
Do I need to be a member group of Landcare Tasmania to receive a LAP grant?
Yes in order to approve you for a LAP Grant you will need to be a paid up member of Landcare Tasmania. You can apply for membership here become a member and check off the box that indicates you would like to apply for this years LAP Grant.
Can I apply more than 1 time per year?
No, this gives more groups a chance to share in the LAP funds
Can I apply through the website?
Yes! Follow the link above.
Will I need to acquit LAP funds?
Yes, you will need to acquit each year before your application for another grant is approved - the acquittal is part of the online Membership Renewal form released in January.
Do I need to provide an invoice to Landcare Tasmania?
Yes, we are unable to process the payment without an invoice. You will be contacted with a request to supply us with an invoice (or tax invoice if registered for GST). If your group does not have an ABN you will also be asked to complete a Statement By Supplier.
I have not yet fully spent last year’s grant, can I reapply?
Yes, just please tell us in the "Other" category on the form that you are rolling-over the funds to this year