Community Environment Grants: funding projects on the ground

Colin Elton and community volunteers from Friends of Rivers Peel.
Colin Elton and community volunteers from Friends of Rivers Peel.

COMMUNITY groups and individuals can apply for up to $50,000 for on-ground works with the new Community Environment Grants program.

Peel Harvey Catchment Council (PHCC) announced the new grant program, which is part of the National Landcare Program.

Projects must focus on activities that maintain or enhance threatened species habitat, threatened ecological communities, migratory species, regionally significant species habitat (or communities) or the ecological character of the Peel-Yalgorup Ramsar site.

Total funds of $150,000 are available across two levels of grants: up to $10,000 for projects to be completed by September 30, 2016 and $10,001 to $50,000 for one to three year projects to be completed by March 30.

The grants are designed to support local communities to undertake projects that protect and enhance natural assets in accordance with the region’s natural resource management strategy Bindjareb Boodja Landscapes 2025 and the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program objectives.

Expressions of interest for the larger grants close 10am, Thursday, November 12. All applications are due by noon, Monday, November 30. Visit www.peel-harvey.org.au.