Round Three of the NACC Biodiversity Community Grants is now open and local land managers and community groups in the NACC NRM Region are encouraged to apply for grants of between $1,000 and $10,000.
The purpose of the grants is to provide land managers and community groups with resources to undertake on-ground land management and adaption activities and also enhance community skills and knowledge in rehabilitation, restoration and conservation of the region’s unique flora and fauna.
Previous projects that have been funded through these grants include different methods of boxthorn control, native plant identification workshops, Jam Bushland reserve rehabilitation, community baiting days for feral pests, motion sensor cameras to be used as part of the National Adaptive management malleefowl project and more.
NACC’s Biodiversity Project Officer Lizzie King said the grants provided a great opportunity for community groups and other organisations based in the NACC Region to get local biodiversity-based projects off the ground.
“In doing so, grant recipients can inspire more community members to get involved with and learn about their local environment and what they can do to protect it,” she said.
Community groups, local governments and other eligible groups, such as educational institutions and not-for-profit organisations involved in the management of the regions’ terrestrial biodiversity, are encouraged to apply.
For more information or to discuss your project idea please contact Lizzie King at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0429 374 373.
The grants open on Wednesday, 27 September and close 5pm WST 27 October 2017. Grant guidelines and further information can be found here.
The grants are supported by NACC, through funding from the Australian Governments National Landcare Programme.