Grassroots Grants program launches in the Murraylands and Riverland

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Applications are now being sought for the 2020-21 Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board’s Grassroots Grants program.

Posted 16 July 2020.

The Grassroots Grants program supports community based organisations, volunteer groups and individuals who work at a local level on a not-for-profit basis to help in the management of the Murraylands and Riverland and natural assets.

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.

“In the metropolitan areas, people will be able to apply for funding in early August 2020, when Green Adelaide launches its metropolitan Grassroots Grants program.

“Successful funding will help local communities to be directly responsible for managing their region’s natural resources.

“Funding could be used to kick start a new project or build upon an existing one for activities such as weed treatment, pest or disease management.”

The Chair of the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board Dianne Davidson AM is encouraging groups and individuals to apply to the new grant program.

“Grassroots grants are an important way the new Board will support the local community to improve the management of the region’s landscape and its natural assets.”

Guidelines and application forms are available on the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board website.

Applications must be received by 5:00 pm ACDT on Monday 24 August 2020.

The grants are funded through levies collected by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board.

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