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Applications open for Weena mooga (women together) Natural Resources Grants

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‘Weena mooga (women together)’ are invited to nominate for grants to undertake activities that impact positively on natural resources and focus on Aboriginal culture awareness on Eyre Peninsula.

Grants of up to $2,000 are on offer for projects that impact positively on natural resources and focus on Aboriginal cultural awareness on the Eyre Peninsula.

The Weena mooga (women together) Natural Resources Grants are being funded by the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula Aboriginal Partnerships Team Leader, Sophie Keen said it’s a pleasure to announce the first round of grants opening today.

“We are delighted to offer these grants and excited to see the big ideas that come from the community in this Aboriginal women’s focused space,” Ms Keen said.

“This grant opportunity was born out of the Weena Mooga – connecting with country forum, held in Port Lincoln in 2012.”

Community members are welcome to submit applications that;

• Involve children in natural resource management and Aboriginal culture

• Plan and deliver actions that look after the land and sea

• Include natural resource management and/or culturally relevant training or events

• Help share information and educate

• Build partnerships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people

• Focus on cultural natural resource management

Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board Presiding Member, Diana Laube said this is an exciting partnership.

“The cultural connections Aboriginal women have with the land are really strong and we are expecting to see some great outcomes from this grants programme,” Ms Laube said.

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula will continue the call for grant nominees until Monday 31 August 2015.

Grant applications are available at Natural Resource offices in the region or online,

Please call (08) 8688 3111 for more information or to discuss your application.

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