Funding & Grants

Find funding and grant opportunities currently available from NRM North projects and programs, including advice and tools to assist you with your application.

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Meadow parsley (Oenanthe pimpinelloides) is a priority weed. It has been identified as one of seventeen sleeper weeds which could have nationally significant impacts on agriculture if allowed to spread.

Weeds Action Fund

The Tasmanian Weeds Action Fund (WAF) is a $5 million Tasmanian Government initiative, funded for five years from 2018-19. The funds provided by the state government will be invested with farmers and other community organisations to tackle weeds that are impacting valuable agricultural and environmental assets.

The WAF aims to improve the productive value of agricultural land and protect Tasmania’s natural values by removing the harmful effects of priority weeds.

Please register your details to receive up to date information on funding rounds.

Tamar Action Grants

As part of the River Health Action Plan – Catchment Works Program, Tamar Action Grants are available to support eligible landholders to improve waterway health, by restricting stock access to waterways and improving effluent management on dairy farms.

Projects can be staged over the five year life of the program and can include multiple sites. Eligible activities are those identified by the Launceston City Deal as providing significant potential improvements in water quality in the kanamaluka/Tamar estuary, such as:

  • waterway fencing and revegetation
  • provision of alternative stock water
  • stock crossings
  • improved effluent management.

View more information.

Cattle on riverbank

Stock access to waterways is one of the largest contributors to pathogen loads in the greater estuary catchment.

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The Tasmanian subspecies of Eastern Barred Bandicoot is listed as vulnerable.

Eastern Barred Bandicoot

The Eastern Barred Bandicoot Project aims to safeguard northern Tasmania as a refuge for Eastern Barred Bandicoots and other threatened species and communities. The project focuses on protecting potential habitat for the Eastern Barred Bandicoot or identifying areas for revegetation works to provide new habitat. These areas would preferably be close to existing native vegetation or waterways.

The target project areas include:

  • Carrick area;
  • Longford to Perth
  • the West Tamar from Deviot/Winkleigh, south to Riverside.

NRM North have funding available to provide plants for revegetation works and fencing at approved sites. As part of the project, motion cameras will be set up to monitor the presence of native and feral animals at the sites over time. For more information, please contact us.

If you would like to create a bandicoot-friendly garden in your backyard or peri-urban garden, funding is currently available to supply plants to eligible landowners who wish to create an Urban Refuge on their property. Download the guidelines and expression of interest form for more information.

Giant Freshwater Crayfish

Delivery of the Giant Freshwater Crayfish Project will improve contiguous riparian habitat quality and connectivity within priority stream reaches. NRM North currently has funding available to landholders located in priority sections of the Pipers, Brid and Boobyalla catchments for river rehabilitation works including:

  • waterway fencing;
  • native riverbank revegetation; and
  • alternative stock water.

Please contact us for further information.

Baby Giant Freshwater Lobster

Giant Freshwater Crayfish are very slow to grow.

Native tube stock ready for planting

Native tube stock ready for planting.

Vegetation on Farms

Funding Status: Closed

NRM North currently has funding available to landholders located in the North-East Coastal Plains, Northern Midlands and Flinders Island target areas, as part of the Vegetation & Biodiversity On-Farm Project, for establishing and protecting native vegetation including:

  • native shelterbelts;
  • native remnant vegetation fencing; and
  • riverbank and wetland revegetation and fencing.

If you would like to learn more about this project, please contact us.