Working to Support and Build the Capacity of the Community Sector

Strategic Objective 1

Support and foster relationships with community-based organisations to build their capacity to undertake projects that demonstrate and promote the benefits of protecting and enhancing ecosystems and the sustainable management of natural resources – through brokering connections, mentoring, facilitating investment and grant funding.

NRCL Grants Program- Supporting Community Engagement

The NRCL Grants Program commenced in late 2014. The primary purpose of the grants program is to provide funds to enable community based organisations working in the Landcare and conservation fields to sustain and build their capacity to formulate, implement and maintain on ground actions that contribute to protecting and enhancing ecosystems and promote sustainable land management. The projects that received funding all focus on building the skills and knowledge of those engaged in this important work. A number have also received mentoring support to assist with the early stages of project formulation and implementation.

Recognising that building capacity requires long term support from funders, the NRCL has funded three projects since 2014. Indeed, support for the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network’s Linking the Mornington Peninsula Landscape project developed out of the NRCL’s support for a Biolinks project developed with the Devilbend Foundation on the Peninsula in 2012. A fourth project, the Bunanyung Landscape Alliance received funding in late 2019.


Read more about the amazing work of these community-based projects.


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