Funding Sources

When funding grants become available through Landcare NSW they will be posted here.

There are often a number of grants available to Landcare groups through various Government departments at a National and State level. Click on the below links to find out what funding is currently available.

Australian Government – National Landcare Programme

Department of Environment & Energy – Grants and funding

NSW Government Office of Environment & Heritage – Grants and funding


Current Funding Opportunities


Landcare Australia Bushfire Recovery Grant 2020

Closing 13 March.
Available: Up to $15,000

Landcare Australia Bushfire Recovery Grant 2020 program is offering grants of up to $15,000 to support the urgent needs of the Landcare community to restore essential wildlife habitat, shelterbelts and fences, protect our waterways, manage weeds and feral animals, among other recovery activities.



Community Litter Grant

Closing: 14 April 2020
Available: $670,000 allocated for community groups in NSW under the Community Litter Grant program, and $500,000 for NSW local councils, Regional Waste Groups, community groups, businesses, and other government agencies under the Cigarette Butt Litter Prevention Grant program. All projects must be completed by March 2021.

Strengthening Rural Communities

Closing: 24th March 5pm AEDT
Category 1 (Small and Vital Grants):
Up to $10,000
Category 2 (Larger Leverage):
$10,001- $25,000


Bushfire Recovery Fund

Closing: 31 March 2020
Available: up to $20,000
Community groups to repair or replace damaged or destroyed facilities and/or equipment that aren’t covered by insurance.

Infrastructure Grants

Opens: 16 March Closing: 6th April 5pm AEDT
Available: Disaster Readiness & Community Infrastructure: $10,000 to $200,000 available per project.


Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants 2020

Closing: 15th May 2020
Available: $100,000 total pool (12 grants of up to $8,000 exc. GST)
Eligible applicants are invited to apply for up to $8,000 (ex-GST) for fencing materials – with costs to be determined in consultation with your local Gallagher Territory Manager.


Bushfire Recovery Grant – Small Business (non-farming)

No closing date listed
Available: up to $50,000
Eligible for disaster events commencing August 2019.


Special Disaster Bushfire Recovery Grant – Primary Producer

No closing date listed
Available: up to $75,000
Eligible for disaster events commencing August 2019.


Australian Geographic Project Sponsorships

Round 1 Closing: 30 April 2020
(up to $10,000 in four categories, science, environment, adventure, community).


Environment Restoration Fund: Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation

Closing 29 May- 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
Available: $5,000  $1,000,000
For the support of support wildlife rehabilitators in bushfire affected regions.




Helpful Information on Sourcing Funding for Landcare Groups