Community Small Grants and Education Scholarships 2018-2021

Hunter Local Land Services, through funding from the Catchment Action NSW program, will be delivering a three year program for community groups, networks or associations and individuals in building knowledge, skills and participation in land management practices. We encourage landcare groups, schools, industry associations or farmer networks, pest animal networks, aboriginal organisations or other NRM or agricultural community organisations to apply.

The Community Small Grants program aims to achieve:

  • increased skills and knowledge of participants to assist with local networking, educational activities and land management and restoration events: and
  • increased community participation within local networks, educational activities and land management and restoration events.

Maximum $2000 per Community small grant.

The Education Scholarships program aims to provide opportunities for individuals aged 18 and over to build skills and knowledge in land management practices through informal or formal training opportunities, in particular individuals who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders, individuals who are developing Agricultural careers or involved in Industry groups or agricultural networks, or are active Landcare Network/Group members.

Training can include, but is not limited to, conferences, formal training such as TAFE short courses, and other informal training or networking or mentoring opportunities. Scholarships can be considered for more than one individual (such as a small group) within one application.

Maximum $1000 per education scholarship.

Applications can be submitted at any time. Please note the closing dates for individual assessment rounds in regards to your proposal/activity.

There will be approximately $30,000-$45,000 per financial year available for this program, with nominal allocations to the Upper Hunter, Lower Hunter and Manning Great Lakes districts. Please note  funds will be allocated per round, and when funds are exhausted each financial year, applications will defer to the next financial year.

Download the  Community Small Grants and Education Scholarships Guidelines here to learn more about eligibility, reporting and other grant considerations.

All applications can be submitted via these links:

Community Small Grants Online Application Form

Education Scholarships Online Form

Having trouble with the online form or meeting the next round of assessments, or want updates on our assessment outcomes? Contact us on 1300 795 299.
Or email with your email subject line "Community Grants-Your Region" (e.g Community Grants-
Lower Hunter)

Want to ask more questions about the program and whether your community project or scholarship idea is eligible, or investigate partner opportunities with your event/activity?

Contact us

    • Lower Hunter: 0437 056 978
    • Manning Great Lakes: 0419 436 185
    • Upper Hunter: 0427 151 092
    • Or email with your email subject line "Community Grants-Your Region" (e.g Community Grants-Lower Hunter)