The following is an overview of the grants under phase one the National Landcare Program (NLP).
25th anniversary landcare grants
The 25th anniversary landcare grants 2014-15 was a one-off competitive grants round funded under the national stream of the NLP.
A total of $5 million was committed to support local activities to conserve and protect local environments and/or support improved agricultural practices and management of the natural resource base, contributing to outcomes in the national interest.
Projects funded through the 25th anniversary landcare grants 2014-15 provided opportunities for the broader natural resource management community to participate in projects in their local area.
The innovation grants program was funded as part of the NLP phase one between March 2014 and the end of June 2016.
Grants aimed to trial and adopt innovative practices and technologies that improved farm-gate profits, productivity, natural resource management, information collection and distribution, and enhanced supply chain.
Further details about these projects are also provided at Innovation grants
World Heritage grants
Applications were sought from existing World Heritage property state management agencies for projects to ensure that World Heritage property management is in accordance with the World Heritage Convention commitment to identify, protect, conserve, present, transmit to future generations and, if appropriate, rehabilitate the outstanding universal value of each property.
This is a continuing commitment under the national stream.
- Find out about Australia's World Heritage List
The NLP phase one small grants round complemented the delivery of the 2015 Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper by supporting the resilience, competitiveness and productivity of Australian agricultural and fishing industries.
The small grants round objectives were:
- to increase the capacity and knowledge of famers and fishers to productively and sustainably manage Australia’s natural resources
- to support the adoption of appropriate management practices to increase the production or improve product quality while maintaining or enhancing the natural resource base.
Target area grants
Target area grants were a commitment under the national stream of the National Landcare Program (NLP).
Grant provided funding for projects focusing on 6 priority areas.
These projects were aimed at improving the condition, extent and connectivity of native habitat and manage the threat of invasive species in connected landscapes and will help communities, environmental groups and land managers to enhance biodiversity and build greater resilience across the Australian landscape in a changing climate.