Restoring landscapes across the Mount Alexander Region

Communities for Nature Grants Now Open

Posted on 23 October, 2011 by Connecting Country

The Communities for Nature grants program was launched by the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) on Sunday Oct 9. The program is aimed at community organisations wanting to undertake practical on ground local environmental projects. The grants are open to almost any type of community organisation, not just environmental groups.

Applications are now open for a $20 million Communities for Nature grants program. The program will run for four years, with $4 million available in 2011.

Communities for Nature grants are for local community groups and organisations looking to improve their natural environment and conserve local biodiversity values. Activities that will be funded include biodiversity and habitat preservation, revegetation, cleaning up of waterways and control of pests and weeds.

This year, two streams of funding are being offered; small grants of up to $10,000 and large grants for $10,000 to $150,000.

Applications close on Monday 19 December 2011.

DSE is implementing this Victorian Government program. For more information on the assessment criteria and application process, visit their website or contact the Grants Information Line on 1300 366 356.

Peter Johnson is the contact for the DSE North West region. He is available to assist applicants with the technical feasibility of their projects.


Bjarne K Dahl Trusts Small Grants Program

The Bjarne K Dahl Trusts Small Grants Program is currently calling for applications for up to $15,000. The grants program is focussed on the protection and enhancement of eucalypts.  More information about these grants can be found here.

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