2022 GALLAGHER LANDCARE ELECTRIC FENCING GRANTS

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: [email protected]

Following the success of the 2021 grants and our continuing support of projects aligned with priority areas of conservation, grazing management and feral animal exclusion, Gallagher and Landcare Australia are proud to introduce the recipients of the 2022 Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants:

Grant Recipient State/Area Project Name
Swamp Wallaby Farm VIC/Buckland Excluding stock from critical hydrological features
Wetland Habitats Trust (Paiwalla) SA/Burdett Protecting critical turtle habitat
M.M Woodward QLD/Theebine Fencing for holistic grazing management
Kangertong Farming Pty Ld VIC/Cudgee Protecting waterways for water health and replanting
The Schmidt Family Trust VIC/Yackandanda Fencing to protect Stanley Forest, improve soil health and create a biodiverse farm dam
Dunkeld Pastoral Company Pty Ltd VIC/Dunkeld Conservation fencing and farm dam restoration
K.E Vivers & M.L Vivers NSW/Tingha Fencing for biological diversity and soil health
G.S Ward & C.F Ward NSW/Rangari Protecting pastures, riparian areas and dams from pest animals
Mulberry Valley Farm WA/Cranbrook Fencing for transition to a time-controlled, rotational grazing system
B.A McAllister & T.L McAllister QLD/Tarome Fencing for soil health and rotational grazing
S.L Johnson & B. Sargent NSW/Corindi Beach Fencing to enhance pasture diversity and protect environmentally sensitive areas
Border Ranges Richmond Valley Landcare Network NSW/Collins Creek Increasing habitat connectivity for the local koala population
M. Stephenson/East Gippsland Landcare Network VIC/Glenaladale Protecting the locally vulnerable Ecological Vegetation Community
Hollycott Pastoral NSW/Cooneys Creek Fencing for regenerative grazing implementation
Wells Ag Pty Ltd VIC/Elaine Farm dam restoration for improved wetland habitat for wildlife
A. Stewart, H.T Stewart & J Stewart VIC/Bambra Farm dam restoration and biolink to an established regenerated bush area
M. Dillon VIC/Tarrawingee Protecting Hodgkins creek and establishing rotational farming

For the 2022 grants round, a total pool of $136,000 (ex-GST) of support was made available for up to 17 groups or individuals to receive a 2022 Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grant. Four grants have been provided specifically for farm dam restoration projects.

Recipients receive funding for individual electric fencing project grant valued at up to $8,000 (ex-GST) for fencing materials and cash to support projects, with costs determined in consultation with the local Gallagher Territory Manager.

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

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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