Summary: The Tasmanian Weeds Action Fund (WAF) is a $5 million State Government initiative, funded for five years from 2018/19. The funds provided by the WAF will be invested with farmers and other community organisations to tackle weeds that are impacting valuable agricultural and environmental assets. CCA have partnered with NRM North and NRM South to deliver Stage Two of the fund over the next three years, the fund will be available state-wide and those interested in seeking funding should register their interest now.
The WAF aims to:
- Provide a more strategic and targeted approach to tackling high priority weeds impacting valuable agricultural and environmental assets;
- Improve the productive value of agricultural land and protect Tasmania’s natural values by removing the harmful effects of serious weed threats;
- Support and co-invest with landowners, local government and the broader community to make sustainable, long-term and effective actions to address high priority weeds with eradication as a key objective; and
- Encourage the concept of “shared responsibility” for weed management and biosecurity in general.
Small Grants Round – NOW CLOSED
Targeted Large Grants Round – NOW OPEN
Stage 2: Round 2 – Large Grants Round
Closing date and time: 5pm, Wednesday 5 May 2021
Grant amount: up to $50,000 per year, for up to three years
For guidelines and applications forms click here.
For more information or to discuss your application please contact:
Hannah Sadler, NRM Engagement Officer – e: email@example.com p: (03) 6433 8446 or Raelene Mibus, Tasmanian Weeds Action Fund Coordinator – e: firstname.lastname@example.org p: 1300 109 676
For information on future Weed Action Fund grant rounds please register your interest via email.
WAF Mapping Application – Biosecurity Tasmanian has developed an interactive mapping application you can use to look at the status of individual weed specifies at the property level or across multiple properties to help in planning projects. You can access the WAF Mapping Application here.
Previous successful projects – successful applicants from the Weed Action Fund Stage 2 Small Grants Round can be found here.
The following resources may also assist in developing your application.
This project is funded by the Tasmanian Government through the Tasmanian Weeds Action Fund facilitated by NRM North with support from Cradle Coast Authority and NRM South.