Congratulations to the 2014 community grant recipients
Minister Baston today announced recipients of the 2014-15 State NRM Program community grants.
Ninety-eight (98) projects worth $2.7 million were approved funding.
See the Ministers media statement
WA takes out three National Landcare Awards
Eleven outstanding winners were announced in the 2014 National Landcare Awards in Melbourne on 18 Spetember.
Congratulations to the three WA winners: Roleybushcare (Qantas Landcare Innovative Community Group Award); Kate Sputore (Westpac Agribusiness Innovative Young Landcare Leader Award); Tangaroa Blue Foundation (Coastcare Award)
New funding for the State NRM Program announced
Lead Minister for natural resource management Ken Baston yesterday announced $24 million in funding over three years for the continuation of the State Natural Resource Management Program.
The $24 million promised in the 2014 State budget over three years from 2015/16, is 80% funded through the State's Royalties for Regions Program - in line with previous investment in the regions.
The first round of grants under the new program is anticipated in early 2015.
Bob Hawke Landcare Award
The Bob Hawke Landcare Award is now open
Entries close 4 July
Coastwest Grants now open
Applications are invited for grants of between $5000 and $80 000 for projects that improve the condition and amenity of coastal environments and support implementation of coastal management plans and strategies.
A total of $500,000 is available.
Coastwest grants are provided by the Western Australian Planning Commission.
Applications close Monday 30 June 2014.
Community grants NOW open
The State Government has committed $2.7 million towards the 2014 State NRM Program Community grants.
Community groups can now apply for grants between $10 000 and $50 000 for activities that help conserve, restore, rehabilitate or enhance a local natural area or conserve biodiversity.
Grants are available for on-ground works, as well as planning, training, and resource assessment activities. Schools, industry groups, not-for-profit organisations, local governments and environment action groups in regional and metropolitan areas of Western Australia can apply.
Applications close Friday 20 June 2014.