Environment Community Grants 2011 Now Open

Environment Community Grants 2011 Now Open

Western Australia Minister for Environment Minister Bill Marmion

Call To Apply For Environmental Community Grants 2011

Victor P Taffa

Environment Minister Bill Marmion today called for applications for the third funding round of the State Government’s four-year $6 Million Environmental Community Grants Program.

“Local Community Groups do extremely valuable environmental work and the Liberal-National Government is supporting their efforts through this Program.” Mr. Marmion said.

“For the last two years, the Government has provided more than $3 Million in grants for a wide range of projects and activities and $1.53 Million is available again this year.”

“Many projects that would not otherwise have been undertaken have been funded through this program and these are providing ongoing conservation benefits to the community.” Mr. Marmion said.

 

 

“There are eight categories of grants, including biodiversity conservation; sustainable catchment management; interpretation and sustainable recreation in natural areas, regional parks and Bush Forever sites.”

The State Government will also support the many dedicated wildlife rehabilitators who provide a vital service to the community, with grants of $500 available for individuals and up to $5,000 for incorporated groups.

“Funding will be available for projects which rehabilitate, conserve, enhance or restore natural areas or values, as well as for activities that raise public awareness for nature conservation at a local level.” the Minister said.

“Priority will be given to projects sponsored by community and not-for-profit organisations and Local Governments will also be eligible to apply for funding under the Program.”

Preference will be given to Projects which establish new, or strengthen existing, partnerships with Local Governments, State Government Agencies, Community Groups and Organisations.