Small Grant Available for Landcare
Community groups and the environment can both win with money up for grabs in the latest round of the Regional Landcare Facilitators’ Community Small Grant Program.
Local community groups are encouraged to become involved in Landcare activities by applying for funds of up to $500 (ex GST). Funds can go towards the cost of running an event or project that benefits the community and the environment.
‘I am proud of the high quality of projects this program has supported since 2010, with $10,000 directly used to support 20 local community groups annually. These small projects make a real difference to our environment and build capacity of our communities’ said Mr Justin Bellanger, Chief Executive Officer at South Coast Natural Resource Management.
‘As a community-focused not-for-profit organisation, we are always seeking opportunities to help create resilient communities in the South Coast NRM region. The RLF Community Small Grant Program provides financial support for on-ground initiatives driven directly by the local community.’
Sally Forbes, Regional Landcare Facilitator for South Coast NRM, would like to encourage not-for-profit groups, sports clubs, recreation groups, associations or schools within the South Coast region (Walpole to Esperance) to apply.
‘We would love to see our local communities taking advantage of this opportunity to fund a wide range of Landcare initiatives’ said Ms Forbes. ‘Projects and events could include a weeding day at your local reserve, a beach litter clean-up, tree-planting at your local sports ground, a feral animal control event, or even a fauna or flora survey’.
Download an application form here. Applications close on Friday 2 March 2018 and projects must be completed by Friday 11 May 2018.
This project is supported by South Coast NRM, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
For further information, contact Sally Forbes on 9845 8540, or visit www.southcoastnrm.com.au.