New grants for fence projects

New grants for sustainable fencing projects

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A Gallagher insulated line post, part of an electric fence used to protect the nesting grounds of a population of Little Penguins on Tasmanias King Island.

A Gallagher insulated line post, part of an electric fence used to protect the nesting grounds of a population of Little Penguins on Tasmanias King Island.

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In an initiative to promote projects with tangible environmental or sustainable agricultural outcomes, Landcare Australia is launching the Gallagher Landcare Fencing Grants.

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In an initiative to promote projects with tangible environmental or sustainable agricultural outcomes, Landcare Australia is launching the Gallagher Landcare Fencing Grants.

Gallagher is providing funding for these grants in the form of in-kind fencing and monetary support.

Eligible applicants for the grants are invited to apply for an individual fencing project grant for up to $8000 (ex-GST) including fencing materials.

Up to 12 grants are planned for 2019 and are open to Landcare, Coastcare and Junior Landcare groups; individual landholders, farmers and graziers and volunteer-based community groups.

Grant recipients will undertake fencing projects, using Gallagher products and must show tangible environmental or sustainable agricultural outcomes.

"We are delighted that by funding these grants, Gallagher is extending its partnership with Landcare Australia and providing much needed financial and product support to conservation fencing and grazing management projects," Landcare Australia chief executive Shane Norrish said.

Gallagher Landcare Fencing Grant applications are open until Friday, May 31, for projects that align with one or both of the below priority areas:

  • Grazing management: electric fencing for pasture management techniques using permanent or portable systems to subdivide paddocks for more effective grazing, maintaining ground cover and keeping the pasture fresh, high energy and palatable which ultimately leads to increased milk and meat production, and stabilises soils.
  • Conservation fencing: installing conservation fencing to help exclude threats to valuable native plants and animals, such as: browsing or trampling by herbivores (including stock, rabbits, deer or kangaroos) and preventing damage from people.

"After a successful partnership at last year's National Landcare Conference we're excited to broaden our support with Landcare Australia throughout 2019 and beyond," Gallagher Australia general manager Malcolm Linn said.

"This year's Gallagher Landcare Fencing Grants is an excellent opportunity for us to showcase our commitment to grazing management, conservation, feral fencing and assisting Australia's Landcare community."

Landcare Australia began its partnership with Gallagher in 2018 when the company was a sponsor at the National Landcare Conference and provided a range of fencing products to support several Landcare group projects nationally.

  • Visit: www.landcareaustralia.org.au/gallaghergrants
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