Grants and funding

North West Local Land Services is committed to supporting landholders and the community in the long-term viability of farm businesses, as well as maintaining and improving natural assets across the landscape.

2020 Bushfire Recovery Weed Management Funding Program

Round Three 

The North West Local Land Services 2020 Bushfire Recovery Weed Management funding program is available to landholders and communities impacted by the 2019-2020 Bushfire emergency to control and manage weed incursions within identified Fire Scar areas.

Funding is available up to a maximum of $30,000.00 GST exclusive per eligible holding.

Control works must be implemented before March 2021.

Landholders who received minor funding assistance under previous rounds are also eligible to apply under this round.

Eligible activities include;

  • Control of key emerging and /or high priority weeds as identified in the North West Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan 2017
  • Control of localised widespread weeds to re-establish groundcover and species diversity
  • Engagement of qualified spray contractors to undertake strategic weed control
  • Purchase of capital resources and equipment to implement on-ground weed management (capped @$5,000 GST exclusive per holding).

Download the flyer here.

Download the application form here.

For more information contact Pete Dawson on 0427 606 265 or via email at

Applications close Friday 18 December 2020

2020-21 North West funding opportunities

North West Local Land Services has funding available for landholders, local council and community groups to implement on ground works and training to improve natural assets and the resilience of farm businesses.

Proposals will be assessed against a set of criteria including funding availability, landholder contribution, NSW and Australian Government priorities and value for money. For more information about our specific projects, click here.

Please take the time to read through the Fact Sheet for more information about eligibility and supported activities.

Read the Fact Sheet here.

Download the Project Proposal form here.

For tips on how to fill out your Project Proposal form, take a look at our short video here.

Round one closes 14 August 2020


During July 2020, landholders will have the opportunity to attend three x one hour Check, Ready, Grow webinars that focus on your business, where it is heading and what opportunities exist to help improve your natural assets. View details for webinar two and three and register your details.

You can view all three webinars here.

Attending these webinars will help you identify clear farm goals linked to improving your natural asset base and will improve the likelihood of success of your project being funded by Local Land Services. See the event flyer here.

Guiding your proposal

Natural asset and business competency scorecards are available to help you identify your strengths, opportunities and guide your project proposal. If your project is successful, the scorecards will be revisited at the end of your project to evaluate change.

Testimonials from 2019 Check, Ready, Grow

"I find for most of us, taking the time to step out of the business for the day and looking into the business is very valuable."

“Check, Ready, Grow was a very informative day covering topics from land management, agricultural benchmarking and financial funding opportunities. We look forward to working with LLS further to build on ideas from the day and to ensure we are utilising our natural assets to develop financial and environmental benefits for both the business and landscape into the future.”