| March 09, 2018
Environmental small grants now open
Our local community, Landcare, environment and other natural resource management groups can now apply for funding to help restore our local environment in the Goulburn and Murray Valleys, under the Coalition Government’s $5 million Environment Small Grants opportunity.
Federal Member for Murray, the Hon Damian Drum said the Government is providing the grants under Phase 2 of its National Landcare Program, to help communities deliver natural resource management activities that improve the quality of their local environment.
“Local groups and individuals can now apply for grants to deliver activities such as invasive pest and weed management, revegetation, erosion control, community engagement, and Indigenous land management planning.”
“Our region is lucky to have so many beautiful areas, such as the Barmah State Forest, the Strathbogie Ranges, our creeks and rivers and of course our stunning lakes. It is important to protect and preserve all of these areas for our future generations,” Mr Drum said.
“I strongly encourage all interested groups and organisations to put their hands up for one of these grants to help keep our beautiful natural areas in pristine condition.”
Applicants have until 19 March 2018 to apply for funding of between $5,000 and $50,000 for each project. The small grants will be allocated through a one-off grant in the 2017-18 financial year.
For more information, go to: www.business.gov.au/nlpesg