Groups offered a ‘bite’ of natural resources grants

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Applications for a new Community ‘Bite-sized’ Grants scheme announced by Natural Resources Northern and Yorke to kick-start environmental projects for community, volunteer and school groups are now open.

The new ‘bite sized’ funding opportunity offers grants ranging from $200-$500 to boost small, short-term projects with a natural resources management focus.

Natural Resources Northern and Yorke parternships, evaluation, reporting and improvement officer John Peet says the bite-sized grants will be rolled out throughout 2015.

“Applications will be assessed regularly, and the first round is set to kick off in the new financial year in July,” he said.

“The great thing about these small-scale grants is that any applications unsuccessful in one round of funding will be reconsidered in future rounds – although only one ‘bite-sized’ grant per year is available to groups for the year.”

Application forms for funding are available online and have been simplified to make the process easier and more accessible.

Mr Peet encourages any groups interested in applying for funding to have a clear and succinct vision of the aims of the project, why they want to undertake it and how it will be implemented.

Applicants are asked to consider the categories of Farmer First; Cities and Towns; Sustainable Development; New Impact on the Landscape; Soil; Community Voice; Next Generation; Pest and Weeds; and Water.

Applications for the ‘bite-sized’ grants are available online at the Natural Resources Northern and Yorke website.

For more information or assistance with applications, phone the Natural Resources Centre Clare on 8841 3444.

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