Community projects announced for Grassroots Grants
Grant funding has been allocated by the Limestone Coast (LC) Landscape Board to 13 projects across the region. This year is the third round of the program and will see over $200,000 in grants distributed across the Limestone Coast community. The Grassroots Grants program aims to support eligible individuals, volunteers, schools, community organisations, First Nations and not-for profit groups working towards sustainable land management.
Penny Schulz, LC Landscape Board Chair said “Our Grassroots Grants program has produced some fantastic outcomes over the last two rounds. Mount Burr Trails were a recipient last year and the funding has assisted them with weed control and planting new vegetation at their Mt Burr community site. The trails are a beautiful place for families to visit and the new vegetation will provide habitat for the native animals that exist in the Mt Burr area.”
Previous Grassroots Grants recipient MacKillop Farm Management Group has been able to investigate the outcomes of applying various organic amendments to sandy soil in the Hatherleigh region. Meg Bell, CEO said, “this has provided the opportunity to compare organic amendments with more conventional amendments and gain an understanding of how these might be used for Limestone Coast businesses and farming practices, to ensure they are sustainable and resilient. Success in this round of grants has ensured we can continue to develop resources that support primary producers in the Limestone Coast.”
It is not too soon to start thinking about how Grassroots Grants could assist with your community project. Funding for next year will be open in March 2023.