Funding round opens for natural resources grants

Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan today urged community groups to apply for funding to help look after the State's natural resources.

Local landcare, farming and community organisations, schools and local government can seek funds through the McGowan Government's State Natural Resource Management (NRM) program, supported by Royalties for Regions.

Groups can apply for grants of between $5,000 and $55,000 as part of the 2017-18 Community Action Grant round, totalling $4 million, to support conservation and sustainable resource use activities.

A further $100,000 is available to build the capability of community-based organisations, with grants of up to $10,000.  This may include website development, community workshops, producing information guides or apps, or other activities to support organisational development.

Community Action Grant applications close on Monday, July 10, 2017.  For more information, visit the State NRM Program or contact us on 9368 3168.

Click here to view Minister MacTiernan's media statement.