We support our members with project assistance and the resources needed to coordinate their volunteers.
This is our core. Community Landcare depends on a foundation of well-resourced members. Our members are landholders, farmers, schools, and community groups full of Tasmanians from all walks of life, who care about the health of their local landscapes. Local people have a sense of ownership and long-term connection to place. This is why the community is best placed to look after their local landscapes. This is why the grassroots, "bottom-up" approach of the community-led Landcare movement is so enduring -- and worth investing in.
We provide all members with:
- Our Project Bank, collecting information on projects that need support, which drives our programs
- Grants to support grassroots Landcare projects driven by members themselves
- Invitation to participate in Landcare Tasmania's Landscape-scale Projects, scaling up solutions to common local problems
- Partnerships to provide funds, plants, discounted materials & tools, expertise, and a national platform to raise issues
- Technical advice and connection to our network of professionals through phone calls & email enquiries, site visits, and workshops (Eg. Weeds, Native Revegetation and Natural Ecosystem Restoration)
- Discounted tickets to the Tasmanian Community Landcare Conference and Awards every 2 years
In addition, we take away some of the administrative burden of of running a Landcare group by providing groups with:
- Volunteer and public liability insurance support
- A small annual grant to support the costs of running a Landcare group
- Recruiting volunteers
- Advertising working bees, outings, meetings, and fundraisers
- Auspicing grants - most government grants require applicants to be incorporated associations. We can take on that responsibility for Landcare groups who are not incorporated. Example: Australian government's Communities Environment Program