Grants available

The following grant programs are currently open, which may be relevant to Landcare projects:

Council’s Community Environment Grants
The Lake Mac Community Environment Grants Program is designed to support community-initiated projects that improve our local environment and/or inspire environmentally sustainable behaviour in Lake Macquarie City.

Incorporated, not-for-profit community organisations are eligible to apply, including school Parent and Citizen groups, community-based pre-schools, service clubs, bush regeneration/conservation groups and Sustainable Neighbourhood Groups. Grants of up to $5000 per application are available for projects located in Lake Macquarie City. The number of grant applications funded per round is limited. These grants are offered twice a year.

Round Two 2022-23 applications open 27 February 2023 – 7 April 2023.

Further information is available at Community Environment Grants – Lake Macquarie City Council

HLLS Community Small Grants Program 2021-2024

Hunter Local Land Services will be delivering a program for community groups, networks or associations and individuals in building knowledge, skills and participation in land management practices. We encourage landcare groups, schools, industry associations, farmer networks, pest animal networks, aboriginal organisations or other Natural Resource Management or agricultural community organisations to apply. The Community Small Grants program aims to achieve:

  • increased skills and knowledge of participants to assist with local networking, educational activities and land management and restoration events: and
  • increased community participation within local networks, educational activities and land management and restoration events.

Maximum $2000 per Community Small Grant. Applications can be submitted at any time. Further details at:


If your Landcare group would like any assistance applying for grants for Landcare works please contact Kate Meares at the Landcare Resource Centre on 4921 0392 or . Remember all grants applied for under the Lake Macquarie Landcare Volunteer Network require approval from the LMLVN Committee and the Landholder – see Grants and Funding for more information and resources.