Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, has called for applications for the 2013-14 ACT Environment Grant program.
“The grants will provide $176,000 to the ACT community to carry out on-ground environmental projects,” Mr Corbell said.
The objectives of the NSW Environmental Trust are:
- to encourage and support restoration and rehabilitation projects
- to promote research into environmental problems of any kind
- to promote environmental education in both the public and private sectors
- to fund the acquisition of land for the national parks estate
- to fund the declaration of areas for marine parks and for related purposes
- to promote waste avoidance, resource recovery and waste management (including funding enforcement and regulation and local government programs)
- to fund environmental community groups
- to fund the purchase of water entitlements for the purpose of increasing environmental flows for the State's rivers and restoring or rehabilitating major wetlands.
The Community Landcare Grants were launched on 24 January and DAFF is seeking applications for between $5,000 and $50,000 to support the natural resource management community to ensure Australia’s agricultural base is sustainable, productive and resilient.
What are Community Landcare Grants?
Community Landcare Grants build on the success of the earlier Community Action Grants initiative, with a renewed focus on sustainable farming and fisheries, agricultural innovation and community capacity building.
The grants make it possible for local community-based groups to take action, ensuring Australia’s agricultural base is sustainable, productive and resilient.
The ACTEW Water Source Water Protection Program (SWPP) aims to reduce risks to water quality within the ACT's drinking water catchments. Community and non-government organisations, individual property owners, government agencies and local councils are eligible to apply for funding through the SWPP grants scheme.
Round 3 of Coles Junior Landcare school garden grants close at 5pm
Coles are providing School Garden Grants of up to $1,000 to schools and youth groups to help create gardens in their grounds or community, such as bush tucker gardens, water wise gardens or veggie gardens.
These programs encourage students to learn about the environment through “outdoor learning” and interaction in developing their own school gardens.
The national biodiversity conservation prospectus, One Land – Many Stories: Prospectus of Investment (the Prospectus), presents the Australian Government's vision for conserving and managing Australia's valuable and most vulnerable environments.
This Prospectus provides an overarching framework of the Australian Government's priorities for funding conservation and improving natural resource management in 2013–14. This Prospectus articulates the places (target areas), national priorities (investment themes) and the available grant funding to guide the development of project proposals in the 2013–14 round of biodiversity conservation and natural resource management investment across the Australian Government environment portfolio.
Murrumbidgee Community Partnerships close at 4pm. » Read more …
Murrumbidgee Community Partnerships is an initiative of the Murrumbidgee CMA. This program will provide funding to incorporated community groups and not-for-profit organisations to enable them to undertake projects that deliver NRM outcomes in alignment with Murrumbidgee CAP priorities. Grant can be sought up to $20,000 (GST exclusive).