Grants program opens for Currumbin community groups

21 May 2013 11:23 AMJann Stuckey

16 May 2013

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP is calling on local community groups that support and protect our natural environment to apply for Round Two of the Everyone’s Environment grants program.

“Grants ranging between $2,000 and $100,000 are up for grabs to fund environmentally friendly projects including tree planting, run off reduction and water quality improvement, community and waterway clean-ups and habitat restoration,” Ms Stuckey said.

“Local scout groups, environmental and conservation programs, Rotary and Lions and P&Cs are just some of the local community groups and organisations that are encouraged to apply for grants.

“The Newman Government is committed to helping those grassroots groups and volunteers who work hard to restore some of our damaged eco-systems.

“In last year’s funding round the community group responsible for management of Currumbin’s award-winning Ecovillage have received a $48,500 to restore native vegetation on Currumbin Creek thanks to the Newman Government’s Everyone’s Environment grants.

“Through this second round of funding Currumbin groups again have the opportunity to share in $12 million worth of funding over three years.   “This grants program assists local communities in making a real and direct contribution, starting in their own neighbourhoods, to tackling local environmental concerns.”

Round Two Guidelines and a link to the online Application Form is available at www.ehp.qld.gov.au.

Submissions close 31 May 2013.

[ENDS]  16 May 2013