Grants and Funding

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services is committed to working with landholders and the community to invest in the long term sustainability of this region.

When we offer assistance and support to the community in the form of grants, we consider each grant project to be a partnership with Northern Tablelands Local Land Services.

Improving Farm Water for Livestock and Biodiversity incentives program - now closed

‘Improving Farm Water for Livestock and Biodiversity’ incentives program aims to assist landholders implement works which contribute to improved water quality for the benefit of livestock production and biodiversity. The program will link with research at UNE into the benefits of dam management on livestock productivity, habitat quality, and aquatic wildlife.

Works may include:

  • Restricting stock access to dams (fencing)
  • Alternate water points
  • Tanks
  • Remote monitoring sensors
  • Revegetation
  • Other works upon consideration.

The site must be at least 0.5 ha in size, and landholding of at least 10 ha. Applicants are entitled to up to $10,000 ex GST if their application is successful.

A more detailed description of the project and eligibility criteria can be found in the project guidelines including contact details for the Project Officer, Sara Paton who will be available to provide further information and support to interested applicants.

To apply, please fill out the application form and email application to

Download the guidelines. PDF, 287.48 KB

Download the application form. PDF, 191.35 KB

Applications closed on Friday 11 November 2022.

Natural resource management projects

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services currently has funding available to develop natural resource management projects on-farm and we would like landholders to submit Expressions of Interest to help us identify and support their natural resource priorities.

Expressions of Interest will be assessed as they are received against a set of criteria including funding availability, landholder contribution, NSW and Australian Government priorities and value for money.

Please take the time to read through the Expression of Interest Guidelines for more information about eligibility and supported activities.

The process for submitting an Expression of Interest is as follows:

Step 1: Read the Expression of Interest Guidelines (PDF 1MB).

Step 2: Complete the online Expression of Interest Form

Alternatively, print and complete the Expression of Interest Form (PDF 59KB).

Step 3: Email the completed Application Form to us at or post it to PO Box 411, Inverell 2360 or drop it into any Northern Tablelands Local Land Services office (Inverell, Glen Innes, Armidale or Tenterfield).

If you have any queries, please contact:

Andrew Walsh, Senior Land Services Officer on 0427 433 317

Phoebe Haslett, Environment Team Leader on 0417 840 369

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