Environment grants now open


Released 14/03/2019

We’re supporting community-based projects that care for Canberra’s environment and strengthen people’s connection to nature with $200,000 in grants from the ACT Government.

Canberra is fortunate to have many local groups who take great pride in helping look after our natural areas who can benefit from these grants.

Local groups and individuals can apply for grants up to $35,000. The grants tap into community energy and enthusiasm to protect and improve the fantastic natural resources we all appreciate.

We’re investing in what you love most about the bush capital. Last year we supported activities such as revegetation, erosion control and weed management, and recording species through citizen science.

This year we’re encouraging the community to put forward project ideas that help care for, restore and rehabilitate Canberra’s natural environment.

Funding priorities for the 2019–20 grants include:

·         connecting people to nature

·         managing threats to biodiversity, such as managing weeds and/or pest animals

·         enhancing biodiversity, including in urban areas

·         engaging the community in on-ground environmental work

·         improving opportunities for Traditional Custodians to Connect with Country.

I look forward to seeing the innovative ideas Canberrans put forward. For more information and how to apply, visit www.environment.act.gov.au/act-nrm.

The 2019–20 Environment Grants are now open and close at 5pm on 15 April 2019.

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