Landcare Tasmania works to support the community Landcare movement through a range of formal and informal partnerships.
Although our members are our most important partners, there are a range of other groups and interest with which we also form partnerships to benefit Landcare.
At the national level we are a member of the National Landcare Network (NLN). The NLN is the representative body for Landcare groups across Australia and works to provide a voice for Landcare at the national level.
The NLN is made up of representatives from each State and Territory, who come together to share their successes and support one another in overcoming challenges. The NLN aims to tell the collective story and shared experiences of Landcarers across Australia, and advocate for the Landcare movement to enable it to continue its essential work building resilient and productive landscapes, and protecting our natural environment.
A key outcome of our involvement with the NLN is “Building a resilient Australia”, a visionary proposal that outlines the programs and investments needed for community Landcare to become a stronger, more sustainable, resilient and vibrant part of Australian society and environment. Key areas for investment include long term support to enable State Landcare bodies to continue to service community effort, increased investment in on ground Landcare, and initiatives around capacity, innovation, engagement and education.
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Landcare Tasmania’s powerful model of community engagement and empowerment occupies a unique space in the environmental management spectrum, ensuring that local ownership of issues, design and delivery of solutions, and maintenance of outcomes deliver cost-effective and sustainable outcomes not accessible through the 'top down' approach.
Landcare Tasmania is seeking partnerships with other organisations with a mutual interest for whom a partnership may be of mutual benefit.
Landcare Tasmania actively seeks partnerships with the corporate sector that will support the community Landcare mission.
Corporate partnerships may take a variety of forms, including:
- sponsorship of specific events and programs;
- mutually beneficial commercial activities (e.g. through commissions);
- advertising in the various forms Landcare Tasmania media;
- consortiums or collaboration on larger projects;
- subcontracted delivery of services (by or for Landcare Tasmania); and
- larger corporation donations and support initiatives.
Corporate partnerships with Landcare Tasmania will be assessed on a case by case basis. Assessment of partnership proposals will include consideration of:
- the commitment of the partner to the Landcare Tasmania mission;
- the benefit to Landcare Tasmania and the community Landcare movement more generally;
- benefits and risks to the integrity of the Landcare Tasmania brand;
- the duration of the partnership;
- the ability of the partner and Landcare Tasmania to deliver mutually agreed expectations.
Business with an interest in corporate partnerships with Landcare Tasmania are encouraged to speak with us directly on 03 6234 7117, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Tasmanian Government directly funds the Landcare Assistance Program, which enables Landcare Tasmania to provide group insurance to member groups and provide cash support to enable them to operate. The Tasmanian Government is an active partner with Landcare Tasmania in providing financial support for our work. The partnership provides an invaluable contribution enabling us to fulfil our core functions and deliver vital services to our members.
Landcare Tasmania also has the support of the Australian Government through financial assistance provided under the National Landcare Program. This support contributes to our base level of operations, directly supporting activities such as our members newsletters and consultation activities, providing linkages with Commonwealth programs, facilitating cooperation with NRM regional organisations, and enabling our participation in initiatives such as the National Landcare Network.
These partnerships with Government are critical in enabling Landcare Tasmania to operate and to support the invaluable work of our members and supporters.
Local Government Partners
Landcare Tasmania entered into a formal Partnership agreement with Kingborough Council in 2017. Landcare Tasmania and Kingborough Council recognise they have mutual interests in community Landcare and that both provide complementary services and support to activities and outcomes in the municipality.
Landcare Tasmania and Kingborough Council recognise three complementary aims for the partnership:
- To facilitate and support the community so that they may play an active role in caring for Kingborough’s natural environment.
- To work together to create a culture of Landcaring that invites, inspires and is inclusive, and that the Kingborough community wants to belong to.
- To provide recognition and support for each party’s activities in fostering these aims.
Our shared objectives for the partnership are to work within our resources and
- Maintain and expand the types of support available to support community Landcare
- Encourage new ‘Care’ groups to form around their areas of interest in the municipality
- Promote the sharing of resources, knowledge and experience among community Landcare Goups
- Assist groups in achieving good governance for their organisations
- Assist groups to apply sound planning to their events and activities
- To foster and support groups to carry out safe Landcare activities
Landcare Tasmania and Kingborough Council agree to work together to:
- Share and promote details of Landcare activities and events to our constituents and stakeholders
- Recognise and promote the contributions that each organisation makes to delivering Landcare in Kingborough
- Tell the story of community Landcare in Kingborough to a wide audience
- Seek and share opportunities to secure additional funding and resources to support the community Landcare effort
- Act at all times with honesty, integrity and transparency in our dealings with community Landcare
- Provide an annual forum for community Landcare in Kingborough to recognise, foster, promote and reward community groups and individuals in the municipality
- Work constructively to find solutions to issues that might be brought forward by community Landcare groups