Threatened Species Recovery Fund grants available to local organisations

Threatened Species Recovery Fund grants available to local organisations

COMMUNITY organisations involved in protecting native species can apply for support through the Federal Government’s Threatened Species Recovery Fund.

The fund supports community projects that can help meet the targets and objectives in the government’s Threatened Species Strategy, including protecting species such as the bilby, numbat and endangered eucalyptus trees.

“The $5 million Threatened Species Recovery Fund, delivered through the National Landcare Program, will help to bring government and community efforts together in the fight against native species extinction,” Pearce MHR Christian Porter said.

“The fund will provide seed money and community grants – worth between $20,000 and $250,000 – for local projects that strongly align with the targets and objectives of the Threatened Species Strategy.”

Groups such as Quinns Rocks Environmental Group, Yanchep National Park volunteers, Chittering Landcare Group and Friends of John Forrest National Park have been involved in programs supported by the fund in recent years.

For more visit www.nrm.gov.au/national/threatened-speces-recovery-fund.