Community groups and landcare are the big winners across the south coast with thirteen small grants awarded in the latest round of the Regional Landcare Facilitator (RLF) Community Small Grants, totalling ,500.

The RLF Community Small Grants are part of South Coast Natural Resource Management’s (NRM) ongoing support of community groups and schools to get involved in landcare, and sustainable agriculture, by providing funds towards the cost of running an event or project that benefits both the community and the environment.

“The response to this round was quite exciting with many quality applications from across the south coast region. It shows that our community is passionate about the environment and willing to do their part to help protect it so we can all enjoy it in the future,” said Justin Bellanger, CEO of South Coast NRM.

He added “A diverse array of projects and events have been funded that include weed control busy bees, revegetation projects, Clean up Australia Day events, sustainable food production, school vegetable gardens, native seed propagation, and environmental planning.”

A broad range of not-for-profit organisations have been funded including schools, environmental groups, community resource centres and a local football club.

As part of South Coast NRM’s commitment to support local community initiatives the next round of RLF Community Small Grant Programme will be in early 2018. For further information regarding the RLF Community Small Grants please contact Sally Forbes, Regional Landcare Facilitator on 9845 8540.

This project is supported by South Coast NRM, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme. For further information visit