03 May 2016
Thirteen community groups will receive funding under NRM North’s latest round of small grants.
The grants will support volunteer activities to protect and rehabilitate local habitats and other environmental values. This includes community-based approaches to promoting environmental sustainability.
The grants are funded through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.
NRM North’s Coastal Coordinator, Emma Williams, said project submissions for this round were quite diverse.
“Successful applicants will undertake activities ranging from interactive school-based arts workshops to on-ground habitat restoration, a conservation-focused public film series and the search for the threatened New Holland Mouse through DNA analysis,” Ms Williams said.
“This unscheduled grant round was made available in response to high demand from community groups for funding assistance.
“We were over-subscribed for this round but we will be running another grant program later this year.”
The successful projects will be undertaken during the next 12 months.