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Hi everyone, last week the Victorian Government launched Round 5 of the Communities for Nature program - small to medium grants of up to $50,000 and schools are eligible to apply http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/environment-and-wildlife/community-programs/communities-for-nature-grants . The Communities for Nature grants program supports:
Practical community action to deliver measurable environmental outcomes; Community groups and volunteers doing works primarily focused on the environment; and Communities with relevant and timely information to assess priorities at the local level to determine the best returns for on-ground works. Communities for Nature grants are targeted towards eligible organisations including local community groups and organisations, including schools. The program currently has up to $3 million to invest in small to medium grants of up to $50,000.
Projects that will be completed by 31 December 2015 are eligible for funding in this Round.
Applications close: 4pm on 1 September 2014.
Projects are expected to address local environmental issues such as: Biodiversity and habitat preservation such as tree planting (preservation of areas known for their biodiversity and habitat values), or Threatened species recovery, or Sustainable management of native wildlife, or Revegetation (of areas that enhance existing habitat or connectivity) , or Cleaning up waterways (creeks, wetlands, streams, rivers and seas), or Control of weeds and pest animals, or Improving water quality in the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay.
Application form: go to http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/environment-and-wildlife/community-programs/communities-for-nature-grants
More information: see the funding guidelines, Frequently Asked Questions, the Common Strengths and Tips (via link above), or contact the Grants Information Line on 1300 366 356 between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
Hi everyone, just a reminder that entries are open for the 2014 ResourceSmart Schools Awards. If you are particularly proud of the sustainability work your school has achieved over the last year, then you should apply! Entries close 5pm, Friday 4 July. For more information go to the awards website - http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/schoolsawards , or contact the awards hotline on 1300 30 26 60 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heidi Hamm uploaded 2014 Term 2 ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic newsletter 2.pdf to the ResourceSmart Schools - Gippsland group.
Heidi Hamm uploaded 2014 Term 2 ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic newsletter.pdf to the ResourceSmart Schools - Gippsland group.