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LASA’s Wild Wellbeing Project  – Expressions of interest open for $1,000 grants  – closes 23rd April

An expression of interest is available for Landcare groups wishing to take part in LASA’s Wild Wellbeing project in 2021. The Wild Wellbeing project aims to combine conservation work with honest conversations, self-exploration and mental health self-care techniques.

The project is funded by the 10 x 10 Philanthropic Organisation after a successful pitch by LASA Management Committee members Nat Sommerville and Sarah Barrett back in November 2019. Since then, LASA has been trying to leverage extra funding by applying for other complimentary grants. A total pool of $8,000 of funding is now available for 8 Landcare Groups ($1,000 each) who would like to hold a Wild Well Being planting event in their area during the 2021 planting season.

Please submit your EOI to by COB April 23rd  2021.

  • The 8 successful Landcare groups will be notified by May 3rd 2021.
  • Successful groups will need to complete their event between 3rd of May and 31st July 2021
  • Successful groups will be asked to send their receipts from materials purchased and a short report with photographs for inclusion in the LASA newsletter by August 31st 2021.

The Expression of interest form can be accessed here.

Volunteer Grants Activity – 2021 Volunteer Grants – Closes 9th June

The Australian Government is inviting organisations via a restricted non-competitive process to apply for a Volunteer Grant under the Families and Communities Program – Volunteer Grants Activity in 2021.

The 2021 Volunteer Grants round begins with a call for Expressions of Interest, with your local Member of Parliament (MP) using a community committee to develop a list of organisations to nominate. Following the Expression of Interest process, the MPs will nominate organisations from their lists. The nomination period is between 6 April 2021 and 2:00 PM AEST 29 April 2021. More detail here. 

Linking Landscapes Grants  – Revitalising Private Conservation in SA  –  applications due 12th April 2021

Linking Landscapes Grants, ranging from $10,000 to $250,000, are available for aspiring and existing Heritage Agreement owners in South Australia.
We are looking for innovative, collaborative and multi-property outcomes in this grant opportunity. Co-ordinated action, in partnership with others. With a focus on climate adaptation outcomes, value for money, and linking vegetation.
Applications are open 6 March to 12 April, 2021.
The Revitalising Private Conservation in South Australia program is an exciting collaboration between the non-government primary industries and conservation sectors. The program aims to expand the number, extent and quality of protected areas of native vegetation on private land in South Australia.
For more information or to apply, click here or contact:
– email:
– telephone: 0436 431 660
– facebook: Revitalising Private Conservation South Australia
– Instagram: private_land_conservation

Murray Darling Healthy Rivers Program grants  – closes 31st March 

The Australian Government’s $20 million Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program is funding community-led grants for on-ground projects that improve the health and ecological condition of rivers and wetlands across the Basin, while supporting economic development and jobs.

This program is part of the Murray–Darling Communities Investment Package.

The Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program is being delivered in 2 streams:

  • a small grants stream, for projects between $5,000 and $50,000
  • a large grants stream for projects over $50,001.

Round 1 of the small grants stream is now open for applications. Visit the Community Grants Hub to apply. Applications will close at 9pm AEDT on 31 March 2021.

Contact the Community Grants Hub at or 1800 020 283 if you have questions about the program.

Round 2 of the small grants stream and the large grants stream will open in mid-2021.

Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants – Applications Close Friday 9 April

Gallagher is continuing its commitment to support projects aligned with the priority areas of conservation fencing and grazing management. Applications are open for the 2021 Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants (unfortunately Landcare groups in the NT and ACT regions are not included in this grants round because there are no Gallagher Territory Managers located in those regions at this stage). Please check that you are eligible before you apply for an electric fencing project grant for up to $8,000, for fencing materials. Applications close 9 April, 2021. Click here for details.

Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal (FRRR) Strengthening Rural Communities – Grants open

The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs.

Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities.

  • Small & Vital Stream – Requests up to $10,000:
  • Communities with fewer than 15,000 people;
  • Communities outside major cities are eligible;
  • Projects initiated and delivered by local community groups and not-for-profits;
  • Organisations that do not have DGR status.
  • Applications due 25 May 2021

For more information, click here. 

Other Grant opportunities can be found at these sites….