Media Release

Tamworth Regional Landcare Association Opens Small Grants for Environmental Initiatives

February 1, 2024

Tamworth, NSW


The Tamworth Regional Landcare Association (TRLA) is excited to announce the opening of small grants for Landcare activities in the Tamworth region, starting February 1, 2024. This initiative aims to support Volunteer Landcare, Grassroots Community groups, and Schools in their efforts to enhance the local environment.

Grants of up to $2,500 are available for activities aligned with the objectives outlined in TRLA's strategic plan. The association is eager to fund eight successful projects from across the region that contribute to the betterment of our community and environment.

Activities eligible for funding include on-ground works, workshops, field days, educational activities, working bees, and events. TRLA encourages a diverse range of ideas, welcoming innovative approaches that address environmental challenges and promote community engagement.

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are now being accepted. The TRLA Committee will carefully review each submission, selecting projects based on their alignment with TRLA's mission and the potential benefits to both the environment and the community.

TRLA President, Wayne Chaffey, expressed enthusiasm about the grant opening, stating, "This is a wonderful opportunity for local organizations, schools, and community groups to take action and make a positive impact on our environment. We look forward to supporting projects that align with our vision for a sustainable and thriving Tamworth region."

Applicants are encouraged to submit their EOIs before the closing date to be considered for this round of funding. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2024.

For more information on the application process and eligibility criteria, please visit the TRLA website at or contact Ninna Douglas at 0431 242 589.

TRLA remains committed to fostering a sense of environmental responsibility and community involvement, and these grants signify a crucial step towards achieving these goals.

About Tamworth Regional Landcare Association:

The Tamworth Regional Landcare Association is a dedicated group working towards sustainable land management and environmental conservation in the Tamworth region. Comprising passionate volunteers, the association strives to create a resilient and vibrant community through various initiatives and projects.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Wayne Chaffey              

0400 358 217

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Volunteer Landcare and Grassroots Community groups can apply up to $2,500 for activities that meet an objective of TRLA’s strategic plan with eight successful projects being awarded funds from across the region.