Monday 10th April 2017
The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged community and volunteer groups Traditional Owner groups not-for-profit environmental organisations and schools focused on environmental projects to apply for funding through the $1 million Community and Volunteer Action Grants.
Mr Walsh said the grants were designed to support practical community efforts to deliver conservation projects on public and private land.
He said volunteers formed the backbone of rural communities and many environmental initiatives would disappear altogether if volunteers withdrew their time.
“This program will support communities in efforts to conserve their local biodiversity and threatened species “ he said.
The program will support a wide range of projects and activities that help to protect improve and expand habitats for our native plants and animals.
Support will also be available for activities that address threats to local biodiversity values and help communities better understand and manage local native species and natural environments.
Guidelines and application forms are available at https://www.environment.vic.gov.au/grants/biodiversity-on-ground-action-community-and-volunteer-action-grants
Applications close on Wednesday 10th May 2017.