South Coast Natural Resource Management is excited to announce that it is running its first Regional Landcare Facilitators’ Community Small Grant Programme for 2016 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 our regional groups to run events that will ultimately make a real difference to our environment and build resilience of our communities’ said Mr Justin Bellanger, Chief Executive Officer (acting) at South Coast NRM.

‘As a community-focused not-for-profit organisation, we are always seeking opportunities to help create resilient communities in the Esperance area. The Community Small Grant Programme provides monetary support for on-ground works that the community itself has driven’.

Caitlin Jackson, acting Regional Landcare Facilitator for South Coast NRM who is running this round of grants, would like to encourage not-for-profit groups, sports clubs, recreation groups, associations or schools within the South Coast region to apply.

‘We would love to see our local communities taking advantage of this opportunity to benefit the environment we all enjoy using’ said Ms Jackson.

‘Projects and events could include a weeding bee at your local reserve, a beach rubbish pickup, tree-planting at your local sports ground, or even a fauna or flora survey’ said Ms Jackson.

Application forms are available on the South Coast NRM website. Applications close on the 22nd February 2016 and projects must be completed by 30 April 2016.

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

Go to the Regional Landcare Facilitators webpage to download the application form. 

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