South Coast Natural Resource Management is excited to announce that it is running its final Regional Landcare Facilitators’ Community Small Grant Programme for 2017 thanks to funding by the National Landcare Programme.

This programme aims to help community groups get involved in Landcare by providing funds of up to 00 (ex GST) that can go towards the cost of running an event or project that benefits the community and the environment.

‘I’m delighted that South Coast NRM can support community groups to run events that will ultimately make a real difference to our environment and build capacity of our communities’ said Ms Penni Hewett, acting Chief Executive Officer at South Coast NRM.

‘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 Programme provides monetary support for on-ground works that the community itself has driven’.

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 benefit the environment we all enjoy’ 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’ said Ms Forbes.

‘National Landcare Week is 5-11 September and this would be a great opportunity to organise an event to celebrate the valuable work many organisations and individuals contribute to our environment.’

Application forms are available on the South Coast NRM website. Applications close on Friday 11 August 2017 and projects must be completed by 17 November 2017.

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

For further information, contact Sally Forbes on 9845 8540, or download the guidelines and application form below.

Picture: RLF Grant recipients from Yakamia Primary School burying the cut logs for stepping stones for their nature playground