Community Environment Grants

August 6, 2019

Do you have a dream project that would help to protect the environment in the Wet Tropics region?

Community groups can apply for new grants of up to $20,000 through the Australian Government’s Community Environment Grants – and the Wet Tropics’ natural resource management organisation Terrain NRM is encouraging groups to get on board.

Terrain NRM’s Tony O’Malley said the grants were focused on community-led environmental projects.

“We are encouraging groups to look at project ideas on the Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country website at www.wettropicsplan.org.au, and to speak with our region’s threatened species recovery groups about wildlife projects,’’ Mr O’Malley said.

Community groups, indigenous organisations, schools and local governments are all eligible to apply.  Mr O’Malley encouraged interested groups to talk with their local member of Parliament as soon as possible because local members have a key role in determining which projects are funded.

Projects can range from protecting native animals and managing pests to reducing waste, restoring coasts and waterways, and greening parks.

The Community Environment Grants opened last week and will close on Thursday 10 October.  For threatened species recovery group contacts, ring Tony O’Malley on 0437 728 190. To find out more about your local member, visit www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members

For more information about the grants, visit www.environment.gov.au/cep