Thanks for your interest in the 2020 Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants.
Gallagher is committed to the health and safety of our staff, our customers and the wider community. With this in mind, and after careful consideration of the nature of the situation the world is currently facing, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants.
A key part of the application process is the facilitation of a site visit between a Gallagher Territory Manager and the applicant. The rapidly changing nature of the current pandemic means that we’re unable to commit to Territory Manager availability for the duration of the application, project install and extension phases of the project.
We’re absolutely committed to the Landcare community and will work closely with Landcarers across the country to provide training, support and advice to those who intend on completing general fencing, grazing management or conservation fencing projects throughout 2020 and beyond.
For support and advice with electric fencing for your project, get in touch with the Gallagher team on 1800 425 524, or visit our website for more information.
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).
Grant applications are open for projects that align with one or both of the below priority areas:
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- To learn more about how Gallagher Electric Fencing solutions can help you achieve your grazing management and conservation fencing goals, head along to a Gallagher Roadshow event. Find an event near you here.
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
- Download and read the Grant Guidelines and Criteria.
- 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)
- 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.
- 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@example.com