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Weeds Action Fund applications open

The first grant round under Stage 2 of the Tasmanian Government’s Weeds Action Fund was launched on Monday 7th October, and applications are now open.

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 initiative supports the eradication and control of priority weeds that pose a threat to Tasmania’s agriculture and the environment.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available to farmers, community organisations, land managers, industry and other entities to undertake best practice, long-term and effective actions on priority weeds.

This is a competitive small grants round with a total of $200,000 available for distribution.  Another grant round for larger, more complex weed projects will be released later in the 2020/21 financial year.

Eligible activities include on-ground management of weeds, weed education and extension activities, and critical weed management planning to underpin the effective management of priority weeds.

Priority will be given to applications that propose a strategic and targeted approach to tackling priority weeds and demonstrate co-investment through funds or in-kind support.

Please visit www.nrmnorth.org.au to read more, download the guidelines, application form and priority weed list.

For any questions, contact the Tasmanian Weeds Action Fund Coordinator, Dr Raelene Mibus at NRM North on 1300 109 676 or [email protected].

Applications close 11 pm, Sunday, 1 November 2020.

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