Friday 22 April 2016
Bega Valley Shire Council is pleased to announce the launch of the 2016-17 Community Environment Grants Program.
Due to the popularity and success of the grants over the past 5 years, Council recently increased available funds to $50,000.
Funds for the grants are sourced from within the existing Bega Valley Shire Environment Levy.
Mayor Michael Britten said that groups with a passion for the local environment can receive significant assistance with their proposed projects through successfully applying for a grant.
“This is a great opportunity to make a difference in your local area and the grants are a proven way to keep our Shire beautiful,” he said.
“We encourage any group with an interest in the environment to fill out an application form today and tell us about their projects.”
“Successful grant applications from last year included revegetation, wetland protection, restoration of riparian corridors, biodiversity assessments and tidying up areas with environmental weeds.”
“Environmental projects when delivered effectively can create a legacy for future generations to continue with the successful management of our natural areas. I look forward to seeing this year’s applications,”Cr Britten said.
Grants are competitive and a maximum of $6,000 (+GST) is available for any one project under the Program.
To be eligible for a grant, your group or organisation must be non-profit and based in the Bega Valley Shire.
Groups must also have an ABN and be incorporated (or be auspiced by an organisation that has an ABN and incorporation status), and they must meet the requirements of the Community Environmental Grant Guidelines available from Council.
Applications for funding close at 4.30pm on Monday 23 May 2016.
It is strongly recommended that you discuss your environmental project with Council prior to submitting an application, please contact Council’s Environmental Services Section on 6499 2222.