2021 GALLAGHER LANDCARE ELECTRIC FENCING GRANTS

The Gallagher Landcare Fencing Grants Program was launched in 2019 to increase the company’s efforts in demonstrating their commitment to local communities and the environment. This first round of projects was completed in grant recipients reporting excellent environmental and sustainability results. Due to COVID restrictions the 2020 round of grants was rescheduled for 2021.  

Gallagher offers a full range of animal management products and integrated solutions, including a range of permanent and portable electric fencing 

The grants provide funding for fencing projects, using Gallagher products. The projects must have tangible environmental or sustainable agriculture outcomes, and provide knowledge-sharing opportunities through field days, site visits or demonstrations. 

Recipients of the 2021 Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants were announced in August 2021 with 14 grants awarded across five states.  A total of almost $110,000 (ex-GST) comprised of fencing products and cash was provided to assist the groups and individuals who received grants with the delivery of their projects.   

2021 Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grant Recipients 

ELIGIBLE GRANT PROJECTS

Grant applications are open for projects that align with one or both of the below priority areas:

  1. Grazing management

Electric fencing has revolutionised pasture management techniques meaning better profitability for farmers. Permanent or portable systems are used to subdivide pastures for more effective grazing, keeping the grass fresh, short, high energy and palatable which ultimately leads to increased milk and meat production; and/or

  1. Conservation fencing

Installing electric conservation fencing can help exclude threats to valuable native plants and animals, such as: Browsing or trampling by herbivores (such as stock, rabbits or kangaroos); preventing damage from people; or even to keep out introduced pests.

WHO CAN APPLY

The grants provide funding to undertake fencing projects, using Gallagher products
Ideally, project locations should be within approximately 100km radius from a *Gallagher Territory Manager location to ensure that our team are able to assist during all stages of the project from initial consult through to design and installation.

The Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants 2021 are open to:

  • Landcare, Coastcare and Junior Landcare groups;
  • Volunteer-based farming systems, community and environment groups; and
  • Individual landholders, farmers, agriculturalists and graziers.

*Gallagher Territory Manager locations: Albury, Leongatha, Dubbo, Mareeba, Perth, Mt Gambier, Warwick, Wallan, Launceston, William Bay, Murwillumbah, Mount Compass, Quirindi, Wagga Wagga and Ballarat. See map  

HOW TO APPLY

How to apply for a Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grant

Check to see if your project is within approximately a 100km radius from a Gallagher Territory Manager location. View map

  1.  Download and read the Grant Guidelines and Criteria and FAQs
  2. All applications must be developed in consultation with your local Gallagher Territory Manager. Before you start your application, please call 1800 425 524 and speak with a Gallagher Customer Service Representative (CSR) to discuss your project eligibility. On-site visits need to have been secured prior to COB Friday, 26th March – no further visits can be booked after this date.
  3. Login or register and start your grant application on the Landcare Australia Grant Site (this is a new portal).
  4. Submit your application by Friday, 9th April (3pm AEST).

After reading the Guidelines and Criteria and determining if your project is within a 100km radius from a Gallagher Territory Manager location, if you have any questions, please call Landcare Australia on 1800 151 105  or email.

Grant applications are open for projects that align with one or both of the below priority areas:

  1. Grazing management
    Electric fencing has revolutionised pasture management techniques meaning better profitability for farmers. Permanent or portable systems are used to subdivide pastures for more effective grazing, keeping the grass fresh, short, high energy and palatable which ultimately leads to increased milk and meat production; and/or
  2. Conservation fencing
    Installing electric conservation fencing can help exclude threats to valuable native plants and animals, such as: Browsing or trampling by herbivores (such as stock, rabbits or kangaroos); Preventing damage from people; or even to keep out introduced pests.

Below are links to a few of 2019 Gallagher Landcare Fencing Grant projects showing how grant recipients have used Gallagher Electric Fencing for grazing management and conservation.

Geographic location for grant applicants
Ideally, applicants and project locations should be within 100km radius from a Gallagher Territory Manager location.

How to apply for a Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grant

  1. Download and read the Grant Guidelines and Criteria.
  2. If you have a project in mind, call and speak with a Customer Service Representative (CSR) to discuss your project and to find your nearest Gallagher Territory Manager (more details are provided in the Guidelines and Criteria)
  3. Register as a user on the Landcare Australia Communities Portal and click on Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants 2020 to start your application and/or get an idea of the type information you will be required to provide.
  4. Submit your application by Friday, 15th May (3pm AEST).

After reading the Guidelines if you have any questions, please call Landcare Australia on
(02) 8440 8819 or email: grants@landcareaustralia.com.au

Grant Recipient State/Area Project Name
Yinnar, Yinnar South Landcare Group VIC/West Gippsland Fencing out the deer
DA and M Schultz –Cattle Farm VIC/North East Implementing best practice rotational grazing management
Ede & Co Pty Ltd ATF Ede Family Trust-Cattle Farm VIC/North East Rotational grazing property management setup
Tumbywood Pty Ltd – Sheep & cattle grazing VIC/Northern Accelerating soil health, stock health, and the health of the ecosystem in a regenerative agriculture enterprise
Odonata Foundation – Not-for-profit supporting biodiversity impact solutions VIC/Central North Fencing out foxes to protect the endangered Southern Brush Tail Rock Wallaby
FA Murdoch & PJ Murdoch – private property managed entirely for conservation VIC/Northwest Fencing Raakajlim to manage grazing pressure and enhance biodiversity adjoining Hattah-Kulkyne National

Mt Rothwell Biodiversity Solutions PTY LTD 

Victoria’s largest predator proof conservation reserve

VIC/Greater Geelong Area Mt Rothwell predator proof fence Telemetry upgrade
AK and PA Smith-family farm NSW/Deniliquin Re-establishment of native perennial’s in Southern NSW
DI and ME Gillespie-beef cattle producers NSW/Clarence River at Tabulam Erosion control and chain of ponds protection
Thomson Services-Cane farmer NSW/Port Stephens area Swan Bay swamp restoration
Winsome Mumford –farmer/grazier NSW/Dubbo area Integrating soil conservation works in to ‘Mogriguy’ ecosystem
Alistair McKinnon-Landscape rehabilitation SA/South East Paddock revegetation for biodiversity and soil health
Nigel Sibio-private property conservation QLD/Western Downs Region Sustainable farmland practices compatible with the natural ecosystem
N Allen & SM Allen-Family beef breeding farm TAS/North West Greenhill’s rehabilitation

 

Below are two case studies from the 2019-2020 Gallagher Landcare Fencing Grants:

Below are a few of 2019 Gallagher Landcare Fencing Grant projects showing how recipients have used Gallagher Electric Fencing for grazing management and conservation

Protecting a threatened ecological community from feral pigs and other pest animals

With Gallagher electric fencing installed, there has been no fouling of the water hole by feral pigs and no feral pigs entered the area to predate on the Western Swamp Tortoise. 

A safe space for the southern brown bandicoot

A new system of fencing is helping protect biodiversity while also helping to save a precious threatened species.

A small Tassie school with big agtech ambitions

This made it possible for the school to implement responsible grazing practices.

Striking a balance between cultivation and conservation

Gallagher Electric Fencing was used to section off large areas of the riverbank to keep the cattle out of the riparian zone, reducing soil loss and erosion as well as the trampling of native vegetation.

Regenerative agriculture case study

Fencing plays a key role in the strategies on this property as part of a series of projects aimed at improving pasture health, soil ecology and more.

Gallagher offers a full range of Animal Management products and integrated solutions, including a range of permanent and portable electric fencing. In 2019, Gallagher and Landcare Australia launched the Gallagher Landcare Fencing Grants to provide support for conservation, grazing management and feral exclusion projects around the country.

Thirteen graziers and Landcare groups in six states were beneficiaries of these inaugural Gallagher Landcare Fencing Grants.

With the success of the 2019 grants and a continuing commitment to support projects aligned with the priority areas of conservation, grazing management and feral exclusion, Gallagher and Landcare Australia are proud to offer the 2020 Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants.

A total pool of $100,000 (ex-GST) of support is available for the Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants 2020. Up to 12 grants are planned for 2020. Eligible applicants are invited to apply for an individual electric fencing project grant for up to $8,000 (ex-GST) for fencing materials – with costs to be determined in consultation with your local Gallagher Territory Manager.

Grant submissions close on Friday, 15th May 2020.

The Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants are open to:

  • Landcare, Coastcare and Junior Landcare groups
  • Volunteer-based community groups
  • Individual landholders, farmers, agriculturalists and graziers

The grants provide funding to undertake fencing projects, using Gallagher products, which MUST have:

  • Tangible environmental or sustainable agriculture outcomes;
  • Fencing products and a product list developed together with their local Gallagher Territory Manager; and
  • Provide knowledge-sharing opportunities through field day(s), site visit(s) or demonstration(s).
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