The latest round of the Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea Grant program - Applications should be submitted online by Thursday 17 August 2017 at 5pm.
The Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea Grant program provides Indigenous communities with grants of up to $75,000 to support projects that build capacity to conserve environmental and cultural resources.
The program supports on-ground environmental and cultural heritage projects on Indigenous peoples’ lands that effectively build collaborative relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders and organisations.
Queensland producers now have access to grants of up to $2500 to help tackle family business and succession planning thanks to the Queensland Government.
Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Economic Development Bill Byrne said the Farm Management Grants would help producers to access professional advice on these important matters.
Open now! Expressions of Interest (EOI) are sort from Rainforest Aboriginal People to get small and medium sized projects up and running across the region.
Projects must fall within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area or the Wet Tropics NRM Region.
Round one EOI’s will be accepted from early March 2017 and close on the 31 March 2017. All EOI’s will be notified of the outcome by 30 April 2017. Successful applicants will need to sign a funding agreement with the Authority or Terrain.
Articles are invited for submission in Cape York NRM’s Healthy Country Newsletter. The newsletter is distributed to over 2000 people and organisations, providing the opportunity to share Cape York’s natural resource management practices far and wide.
The newsletter reaches Cape York NRM members, government organisations and funding partners, land and sea managers, Traditional Owners, other NRM bodies, graziers, farmers, businesses, tourism bodies, conservation groups and the general public.
People and Partnerships are integral to successful natural resource management on Cape York. The summer edition of the newsletter (Issue 25) showcases the importance of partnerships, and highlights some of the great work that has taken place on Cape York in 2015.
View the newsletter here: http://www.capeyorknrm.com.au/news/newsletters
A new site has been launched today for the public to donate to help keep the threatened Jardine River Turtle from extinction.
Cape York Natural Resource Management will launch the site today, on National Threatened Species day, to raise awareness of the turtle and raise money to support it’s long term survival.
Cape York NRM’s Peta-Marie Standley said the turtle, also known as the Painted Turtle, only exists in the Northern Peninsula Area of Australia and in coastal parts of Papua New Guinea.
Cape York Natural Resource Management will distribute $462 838 in the current financial year across 16 organisations for Cape York land and sea management projects, as part of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.
In total, 52 Expressions of Interest (EOI) were received by Cape York NRM for projects which focussed on looking after Cape York’s Wetlands of National Significance, springs and waterways.
Cape York NRM’s Chairperson, David Claudie said the EOI project applications received by Cape York NRM totalled over $1 000 000.
Land managers and community groups across Cape York are now able to apply for Australian Government grants for projects to help care for the region’s nationally significant wetlands and waterways.
Development of a Business/Investment case for the ongoing support and expansion of the Cape York Land and Sea Indigenous Reference Groups Initiative.