Local and Regional Coordinators Grants

Applications are now open for phase one of the NSW Landcare Enabling Program 2023-2027: Local and Regional Coordinators grants.

The NSW Government has committed $59 million to Landcare and Landcare activities in NSW over the next 4 years through the NSW Landcare Enabling Program 2023-2027. 

Local Land Services, in partnership with Landcare NSW, will deliver the program as a continuation of their long-standing successful partnership.  

NSW Landcare Enabling Program 2023-2027: Local and Regional Coordinators grants 

The first phase of the program will activate $33 million in funding to employ up to 83 full-time equivalent local and regional Landcare coordinators and support staff across NSW.  

Local and regional coordinators play a key role in the program including:     

  • supporting and facilitating the delivery of on-ground projects that care for the local natural environment and agricultural systems    
  • strengthening the capacity of Landcarers by further developing their knowledge and skills    
  • ensuring effective collaboration and partnerships between Landcare groups, Local Land Services, other government agencies and Landcare NSW    
  • leveraging funding opportunities to maximise socio-environmental outcomes.     

This funding also includes up to $5,000 for each local and regional coordinator role to undertake professional development over the course of the 4 year program.  

Applications now open 

Applications are now open for the NSW Landcare Enabling Program 2023-2027: Local and Regional Coordinators grants. 

To view the program guidelines, including detailed role descriptions, and to apply, head to www.nsw.gov.au/lep 

Applications close on Friday 3 November 2023 at 11:59pm.  

Need more information?  

Two webinars are being held to give applicants an opportunity to ask questions about the program and application process.  

Register for the session that best suits you: 

Landcare NSW and Local Land Services have worked closely with Landcarers to ensure this program meets the needs of Landcare and regional communities.    

The LLS and Landcare partnership   

Together, Local Land Services and Landcare NSW are committed to empowering local communities and Landcare groups and networks to deliver sustainable agriculture and to best manage the state’s natural resources.  

Find out more about the partnership, which has been in place since 2015, on the Landcare section on our website.