National Landcare Program phase two is continuing support to state, territory and national Landcare networks allocating $5.204 million over 5 years to 2022-23. This is in addition to the combined annual funding of $1 million provided during phase one. A National Landcare Network Board establishes the organisational governance and strategy to support each state and territory landcare organisation who advocate for grassroots, community driven Landcare. Funding is being used to:
- increase the capacity of Landcare networks
- strengthen the links between Landcare groups and regional NRM organisations
- increase the inclusion of Landcare groups in NRM decision making.
The National Landcare Network continues as the representative voice for community landcare and acts as a conduit between local, regional and national levels for information sharing and coordination of the issues facing on-ground volunteers.
Read more about the National Landcare Network.
Landcare Australia Limited
During phase one, over $4.5 million was allocated to Landcare Australia Limited over 3.5 years to provide strategic support for the Landcare movement. An additional $7.8 million has been allocated over five years to June 2023, to enable activities such as the National Landcare Awards, the National Landcare Conference, community service announcements, publications such as Landcare in Focus, Landcare week and activities to raise corporate and community awareness about Landcare and how people get involved in caring for their local environments.
Find a local group and more about Landcare Australia Limited.
Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitators (RALFs), previously known as Regional Landcare Facilitators continue to connect with and support farmers, industry and community groups (including landcare groups) to adopt new and innovative sustainable agriculture practices.
Read more about Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitators.