The Small Environmental Grants Scheme offers grants between $1,000 and $10,000 from the Norman Wettenhall Foundation to support groups or individuals undertaking projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment in land, sea or air, rural or urban. These grants are available for projects relating to flora and fauna conservation, threatened mammal conservation and landscape scale restoration and education.
Projects should involve any of the following:
There are 4 grant rounds each year in Feb, May, Aug and Nov. Access to these grants is through an expression of interest process. The EoI's for the August grants will open on June 20th and close when there is a suitable number and spread of applications. Not all EoI's will be invited to submit their full project proposal.
Eco Schools grants can support learning opportunities for students, teachers and school communities, through curriculum-based environmental projects. Up to 80 grants of $3,500 each are available in this years funding round. All schools are eligible, however projects supporting students with special needs are encouraged to apply.
The closing date for 2017 applications is Monday June 19th - 3pm
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There are so many great newsletters and information channels around for Landcarer's - too many of them fall through the cracks. If you have a particular interest the restoration of creek banks and river systems you might like to check out the resources and information links available through the webpage of the Australian River Restoration Centre see: https://arrc.com.au/ and subscribe to their newsletter.
Their most recent newsletter can be downloaded here.
Photo by Tweed Landcare's Gary Bagnall
The recent flood event has certainly left a trail of destruction in its wake and has been traumatic for many. Many mechanisms to support recovery are being circulated widely. One area of loss that has not yet achieved due attention is the impact to so many riparian restoration projects. For some, this has set years of hard work and determination back to square one with young plants being washed out along with, in some cases, entire sections of the river bank. In their current newsletter Richmond Landcare Inc. have published some great suggestions of how to assist recovery of damage riparian plantings