Applications for the Community Landcare Grants are now open, with grants from $5,000 to $50,000 available to help local community groups take on-ground action in natural resource management.
Local community and farming groups involved in sustainable production are encouraged to apply. Eligible projects may include soil conditioning, erosion reduction, weed and pest control as well as other activities that reduce the impact of aquaculture and commercial fishing on the environment.
The grants form part of the Australian government's 'Caring for Country' initiative which aims to promote the sustainable management of the country's natural resources by supporting communities, farmers and other local groups protect Australia's natural environment.
For more information including eligibility and application requirements, visit the Caring for Country website.
Applications close 20 March 2013.