Time running out to apply to host a Landcare coordinator

NSW Landcare groups, networks and regions planning to apply to host a Landcare coordinator have less than a week to get their application in through the NSW Landcare Enabling Program 2023-2027: Local and Regional Coordinator grants.

The grants program, valued at $33.12 million, will lead to the employment of up to 83 full-time equivalent local and regional Landcare coordinators and support staff across NSW.

The Landcare coordinators will be the foundation of the NSW Landcare Enabling Program 2023-2027, improving facilitation and delivery of on-ground projects while also ensuring effective collaboration between local and regional Landcare groups and networks, and Local Land Services and Landcare NSW.

Local Land Services Business Partner – Landcare, Julie Busuttil has been pleased with the level of interest in the grants since they opened on 9 October, and is encouraging any interested parties yet to apply, to get an application in.

“These grants are a fantastic opportunity and will ensure there are dedicated positions to help deliver more local projects over the next four years,” Julie said.

“Landcare coordinators are the backbone of the program, promoting partnerships and collaboration with other organisations, while also supporting Landcare and Landcare groups and networks to achieve positive environmental impacts and to become more sustainable.

“The work carried out by Landcare has many touchpoints, so whether you’re a farmer, landowner, industry group, Traditional Owner or a member of a Landcare or bushcare group, the chances are that you will receive benefit from this funding and the local projects and programs delivered in your community.”

Funding is available to eligible NSW Landcare groups, networks and regions to host a coordinator, or coordinators and newly created support roles.

Applications close on Friday 3 November at 11:59pm.

For more information including a recording of a webinar on the grants and application process, to view the program guidelines and to apply, visit www.nsw.gov.au/lep.

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