NT Tourism Development Fund Grants
Territory tourist operators are being encouraged to apply for
grants worth $500,000 in total from the Northern Territory Tourist
Commission’s (NTTC) Tourism Development Fund to provide seed
funding for projects that will encourage tourism development in
One of the main aims of this scheme is to establish small-scale
basic infrastructure and visitor facilities in regional areas that
will act as a catalyst for further development.
Relevant projects include interpretative signage and displays,
walking trails, upgrading public toilets, building lookouts,
seating and shelters and landscaping.
For more details visit the NTTC website through the link
Applications close 28 October.
Community natural resource management grants
Local landcare and catchment management groups are urged to put
forward their most innovative ideas when they apply for a share of
the Queensland Government's $100,000 annual grants program.
The Community Natural Resource Awareness Activity Grants program
was designed to encourage greater community involvement in natural
The theme of the community grants program for 2006 is
“Queenslanders, naturally resourceful”.
Grants of up to $2,500 each are available to Landcare, Bushcare,
Coastcare, Waterwatch and other community NRM groups to develop
small, innovative and creative promotional projects in partnership
with community, school, youth or business groups and/or local
Guidelines and applications forms are available at the Qld Dept
NRM through the link below. Or tel: (07) 3239 3860.
Applications for grants close Friday 28 October 2005.
Note: Community Grants program no longer available.
Integrated NRM Proposals
The Landcare Council of the Northern Territory has developed an
Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM) Plan and NT Regional
Investment Strategy (RIS) to guide investment to deliver the
Natural Heritage Trust (NHT) and the National Action Plan for
Salinity and Water Quality (NAP) in the Territory.
The Landcare Council is now seeking investment proposals. Round
1 opportunities to invest in the Northern Territory’s natural
resources has been extended by two months to Thursday 10 November.
The remaining project briefs (Round 2) will be released
progressively between 7 September and 10 October 2005.
In order to view project briefs, guidelines and the investment
proposal application form, please visit the website through the
link below or call 1800 208 239 for a hard copy.
For application assistance from Regional Natural Resource
Management Facilitator contact:
Kath Nash (08) 8999 3493 (Darwin)
Madonna Mackay (08) 8973 8106 (Katherine)
Michelle Rodrigo (08) 8951 9255 (Alice Springs)
Applications close 10 November, 2005.
Call for applications for rural R & D funding
Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC)
invites preliminary research and development proposals that address
the RIRDC Research Priorities 2006-07. RIRDC places strong emphasis
on ‘adoption by design’. This means building clear
pathways for adoption into the project from concept to
For the 2006-07 round RIRDC is inviting preliminary research
proposals by 16 September, 2005. They will be evaluated by
late November and successful applicants will be invited to submit a
full application by 6 February 2006.
Assistance is offered by RIRDC to help frame your research
proposal, and you are encouraged to contact the Chair of the
relevant Advisory Committee or Research Manager. Visit the RIRDC
website through the link below or telephone: (02) 6272 4819 or
Preliminary research proposals close 16 September,
McKell Medal for excellence in natural resource management
Do you know someone who has made a significant and long standing
contribution to improving natural resources in Australia? Do they
deserve public recognition? Should they be sharing their knowledge
with others? If so, you could nominate them for Australia’s
most prestigious award for natural resource management, the McKell
Nominations for the 16th McKell Medal are now open. The Medal
winner will receive funding to share their achievements at field
days or conferences.
The McKell medal is awarded to individuals who have made an
outstanding contribution to improving land use practices and
attitudes in natural resource management through community
leadership, research or community education activities.
For more information visit the website through the link
Nominations should address the selection criteria and close
18 November 2005.
New Rural Women’s Award 2006
The new Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
(RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award 2006 will culminate with the
announcement of a National Award winner at a ceremony to be held in
Canberra in March 2006. Nominate an outstanding rural woman or
For more information visit the website through the link
Nominations close October 15.
NT Research and Innovation Fund – Round 3 Project
The NT Government has allocated $1 million to the Northern
Territory Research and Innovation Fund over three years in order to
support and encourage research in a range of disciplines compatible
with the Territory's research and innovation needs and
It is intended that project grants under the Fund will
contribute to applications to Commonwealth and other funding
agencies, thus leveraging additional research funding to the
Territory. The Fund will also be used to support other projects,
postgraduate research scholarships, and prizes and awards for
individuals, groups or organisations for outstanding contributions
to knowledge and innovation.
The third round of project grants under the Northern
Territory Research and Innovation Fund is currently open and closes
on 26 September 2005