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Grants and Funding

The NSW Environment Trust is now calling for applications to their Eco Schools grants program OEH logo

Eco Schools grants can support learning opportunities for students, teachers and school communities, through curriculum-based environmental projects. Up to 80 grants of $3,500 each are available in this years funding round. All schools are eligible, however projects supporting students with special needs are encouraged to apply.  

If you represent a school in the Kyogle or Richmond Valley LGA's and would like assistance to develop your application, contact Emma Stone, Landcare Coordinator for the Border Ranges Richmond Valley Landcare Network on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 66323722

The closing date for 2017 applications is Monday June 19th - 3pm

CLICK HERE for more information

NSW Environment Trust – Environmental Education Grants

NOW OPEN for expressions of interest. These Environmental Education Grants are targeted to support regional or community wide educational projects or programs that develop or widen the community's knowledge of skills in, and commitment to, protecting the environment and promoting sustainable behaviour.
Grants of between $5000 and $100,000 are available with a total of $0.5 million available to the community.
Closing date for EOI's is Friday 8th of April 2016

Click here to be directed to the NSW Environmental Trust website for more information.
Click here to access the program guidelines

Local young rural leaders - apply for up to $25,000

Applications close at 5pm on 6 December, 2015

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) is on the search for young, motivated leaders in rural areas who are looking to improve their community through local projects.

Funding of up to $25,000 will be available for Community Futures Grants, a program for NSW residents aged 35 and under, which encourages young people in rural areas to take a leadership role in improving their local community.
Applications for the Community Futures Grant will be judged on several criteria including innovation, impact on the community and plans for implementation. Applicants must identify an existing community organisation or group to partner with to deliver their project. Eligible entrants must be 35 years or under on 1 May, 2016 and projects must be located in rural or regional NSW.
Visit here to find out more and complete the online application form.

Organics Market Development Grant Program

Closing Date    15 November 2016

This program aims to facilitate the transition of the current supply-driven market for recycled organic material to a market demand model whereby there are robust, sustainable and well-distributed markets for recycled organic products across NSW.

For more information click here

Natural Disaster Relief Scheme (Loans) - Small Businesses & Primary Producers

This program provides assistance to eligible applicants who are in a declared natural disaster area and have been directly affected by flood/fire/storm or any other declared natural disaster. 

For more information click here

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