Grants and funding

Following are a number of projects and grant opportunities running throughout 2022 and in to 2023 to support Riverina landholders and communities.

Adaptive Farms for Sustainable Landscapes

Riverina Local Land Services has launched its 2022/2023 landholder support program with funding available to improve agricultural productivity and skills in managing natural resources through online learning modules, farm planning workshops, in-person site visits, farm walks, and farm demonstrations.

Find out more or lodge an expression of interest for the Adaptive Farms for Sustainable Landscapes program.

Farming Smarter – A soils project for the next generation

Farming Smarter is a soils project that focuses on guiding decisions on investing in new perennial pastures, liming acidic soils before sowing to new pastures and reducing the risk of hillslope and wind erosion.

Find out more or apply for Farming Smarter.

Landcare Grants

Now available for Landholders, Schools, & Landcare Groups

We’re seeking video applications from landholders, schools and Landcare groups in the Riverina to apply for funding! If you've recently completed a project, or would like to undertake a new project, submit a video and tell us about it. Grants up to $10,000 are available.

Applications open Tuesday 4 October and close Monday 5 December 2022.

Find out more or apply for Landcare Grants.


2021 - 2022 Grants and Funding

Expressions of interest are now closed for the following projects, however you can still contact us to find out how we can support you. Our local staff offer a range of services and funding programs to help land managers and communities to improve agricultural productivity and better manage our natural resources.

Aboriginal Cultural Water

Riverina Aboriginal communities are invited to express their interest in water flows for Aboriginal cultural uses.

Each year Riverina Local Land Services has access to 2,150 ML of share component of Murrumbidgee Valley high-security water.

This water allocation is there to meet the unique purposes of the Traditional Owners of the Murrumbidgee catchment. Aboriginal communities have the opportunity to apply to use some or all of the water for cultural purposes.

It cannot be used for commercial purposes.

Expressions of interest are now closed (8 May 2022).

Read more about the allocation.

Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot in the Riverina

The Australian Government is running the Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot in our region. The Pilot is a key part of the Australian Government’s $66.1 million Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship Package and will reward farmers for the stewardship of their land, storing carbon and improving Australia’s biodiversity.

Expressions of interest in the Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot are now closed (3 March 2022).

Read more about the pilot.

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