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New grassroots funding to support local communities

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Applications are now open for volunteers and local community organisations to access funding opportunities through the Limestone Coast Landscape Board’s new $250,000 Grassroots Grants program.

$2 million in funding will be provided across the state through the program, which will support volunteers, community groups, not-for-profit organisations and collectives to undertake local projects.

Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs said the program ensures there are more funding opportunities for communities dedicated to working in our landscape regions.

“Local community groups, not-for-profit organisations and volunteers are now able to apply for funding from their regional landscape board to help them sustainably manage their local landscapes,” Minister Speirs said.

“The Grassroots Grants program will support the local community to play a significant role in managing our natural resources, including carrying out on-ground works.

“Funding could be used to kick start a new projects such as weed treatment, pest or disease management.”

Limestone Coast Landscape Board Chair Dr Kerry DeGaris said the program is a great opportunity for community members, not-for-profit organisations and local community organisations to get involved and respond to local land management issues.

“In our region, we have $250,000 available to support local projects,” Dr DeGaris said.

“Grassroots Grants funding will provide a financial boost to local groups and projects, and will make a real difference to the health of our landscape here in the Limestone Coast.”

The Landscape South Australia Act 2019 replaced the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 on 1 July 2020, providing an exciting new framework to manage the state’s soil, water, pest plants and animals, and biodiversity.

Applications close 24 August 2020. For more information on how to apply visit our Grants and Funding page via link below.

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