$110,000 in Grassroots Grants announced for Eyre Peninsula
06 October 2020
7 October 2020
The Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board is proud to announce that 20 projects across the region - to be delivered by a wide array of community groups, volunteers or farming groups - have been selected for funding under its Grassroots Grants program.
“The Board had $100,000 funding available, and the demand exceeded our expectation, with 33 applications received, requesting a total of $219,000 worth of funding,” said Chair of the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board, Mark Whitfield.
“These applications were assessed against defined criteria and the pool of successful grants includes 20 applications valued at $110,130.
“We were glad to see a diverse range of applications submitted to support priorities such as sustainable agriculture, pest and weed control, water resource management, native vegetation, wetlands or creek rehabilitation or coastal works.”
The successful grant applications come after Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs first announced the grants program for all landscape boards in July.
“Landscapes SA is about building partnerships, rolling up our sleeves and working together to support our landscapes to thrive, leading to healthy and resilient communities, prosperous businesses and flourishing ecosystems,” Minister Speirs said.
“The Grassroots Grants Program is an important element of the Landscape SA reform agenda, and will result in $2 million in funding being provided across the state, ensuring there are more funding opportunities for communities dedicated to working in our landscape regions.
“It’s all about a back-to-basics approach and giving local communities a greater say in how we manage our natural environment.”
Grassroots Grants will be provided on an annual basis, through the regional Landscape Levy, with the next round of applications opening in May 2021.
For more information on the grassroots grants program see our media release about the launch of the grants program.
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