Bite Size funding now available

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Following the success of Natural Resources Northern and Yorke’s Bite Size Grants program in 2015/16, a second round of the funding initiative is now open. The program is designed to help kick-start environmental projects with a natural resource management outcome.

Natural Resources Northern and Yorke Performance and Reporting Coordinator John Peet said the grants will help community groups and schools achieve small and short term projects.

“Bite Size Grants of up to $500 can help community and volunteer groups and schools to achieve outcomes that benefit the environment,” Mr Peet said.

“With more than 25 successful applications in 2015/16, the completed projects showcase the diversity of natural resource management in the Northern and Yorke region.”

Previous projects include:

  • tree planting at the Booleroo Centre playground and bike track
  • native plant revegetation and development of a native habitat garden at Georgetown Primary School
  • production of weatherproof labels for the Corny Point Community Indigenous Nursery
  • establishment of a native vegetation garden around Hawker’s ANZAC Memorial
  • assisting with funding for external speakers for an Environmental Education Day at Peterborough Primary School
  • purchase of colour-coded bins to promote recycling at the Clare Valley Childrens Centre
  • covering some of the start-up costs to support the formation of the Quorn Landcare Group
  • raising awareness of shallow marine life on the Yorke Peninsula, in particular nudibranchs and sea slugs, by the South Australian Conservation Research Divers.

“We would encourage local community and volunteer groups and schools to consider if they have any projects to help their environment and promote a better understanding of natural resource management in this region,” Mr Peet said.

The Bite Size Grants will be rolled out throughout the year, with applications assessed regularly. Groups that are unsuccessful in one funding round can apply in future rounds, with only one Bite Size Grant available to any group for the year.

Application forms are available here. For more information or assistance with applications contact the Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Centre in Clare on 8841 3444.

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