Natural Resources small grants open on EP - $155,000 funding available

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If you have a Natural Resource Management focused project idea you would like to see come to life in the next few months the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management (NRM) Board welcomes applications from community groups, Aboriginal groups, Schools, Local Government and Farming Systems groups for the 2019-20 small grants funding round.

Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board Presiding Member Mr Mark Whitfield said the Board is excited to again open the competitive funding round to the Eyre Peninsula community.

“Today we’ve opened applications to three streams of small grant funding – Community and Local Government – Aboriginal Community and Farming Systems small grants programs.

Collectively it’s a funding pool of $155,000 which is designed to help different sectors of the community get involved with natural resources management at the grass roots level, Mr Whitfield said.

Applications need to contribute to achieving targets within the Eyre Peninsula Regional NRM Plan by deliver visible on-ground work results or stewardship priorities.

Examples of on-ground works include action on soils quality, water management, pest plant and animal control, improved coastal management, monitoring and citizen science projects, improvement of walking trails or boardwalks. Examples of stewardship activities that build skills and knowledge within community groups to understand or manage natural resources can range from women in agriculture workshops, cultural bush medicine mentoring, and a multitude of NRM education activities.

If your group has an idea and has the support of the community please speak with the Senior Natural Resources Officer in your district and submit an application.

All applications must be received before close of business on Friday 29 November 2019. Ideally all projects should be completed by Friday 30 May 2020.

Guidelines and Application forms are available by calling (08) 8688 3111, or from your local Natural Resources Office, or from the Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula website.

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