Bushfire recovery is a long road and Northern Tablelands Local Land Services is still on the journey with you.
Bushfire Recovery Small On-farm Grants are available now, through funding from the NSW Government and the application process is very straight forward.
Grants are offered to support farmers, land managers and community groups to implement local projects which relate to weed control, pest control and animal welfare and veterinary services in bushfire impacted areas in the Northern Tablelands region.
Landholders and community groups may be looking at weed management options, controlling pest animals, improving or rebuilding facilities or equipment for safe handling and management of livestock and fire recovery equipment. These grants are available to you.
Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Project Coordinator, Georgie Oakes, is encouraging individual farmers and land managers, community groups and organisations and groups of landholders (for example, neighbouring landholders), to submit an Expression of Interest.
“With such an extreme impact from bushfires on landholders and their livestock, infrastructure and landscape, the Bushfire Recovery Small On-farm Grants may provide a boost to your bottom line when it is needed most and help re-establish the infrastructure to improve livestock health and welfare.
“Taking up offers of support like these also help you be better prepared for the next event. Natural disasters are unfortunately inevitable – we should be as prepared as possible,” said Georgie.
Expressions of Interest must be submitted by 4.30pm on Friday 22 January 2021.
Expressions of Interest will be assessed against a set of criteria including funding availability, eligibility and value for money. Access to funding is likely to be very competitive.
Subject to the number of successful applications, a second round of Bushfire Recovery Small On-farm Grants may become available in 2021.