Grants support local Landcare projects

September 23, 2015
Author: Sarah Molloy
Subject: Landcare funding

Round two of the South West Catchments Council’s (SWCC) Community Groundworks Grants is now open to individuals and community groups wanting to improve their local environment.

Grants between $5,000-$15,000 are available for projects that address local Landcare and Natural Resource Management (NRM) priorities, from SWCC thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

SWCC chief executive officer, Damien Postma, says he is excited to be able to support community-driven Landcare in the Region.

“Grants are available to the community for a range of on-ground projects that address key Landcare issues in the South West,” he said.

“This includes projects such as threatened species conservation, coastal restoration, sustainable agriculture, revegetation, fencing and weed control. These grants help local communities improve their local environment.”

Community Groundworks engages communities to protect biodiversity, support the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices and increase the knowledge and skills of the community in Landcare and NRM.

Applications for round two close 16 November 2015.

Successful applicants from round one of the program will be announced soon.

For more information about Community Groundworks Grants, visit the SWCC website at or call Rebecca Walker on 9881 0202.

This project is supported by the South West Catchments Council, through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

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