Landcare and other community groups in Durack will be able to access a helping hand with the launch of the 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants 2014-15 as part of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme, Melissa Price, Federal Member for Durack said today.
“The grant round is a fitting way to commemorate the twenty fifth anniversary by supporting the carers at what they do best – caring for the land,” Ms Price said.
“Interested groups can apply for up to $20,000 from a competitive pool of $5 million nationally, for projects that are local in nature.
“The grant round is designed to support local landcare projects as well as local natural resource management groups to help protect their local environment.
“This means that Indigenous communities, farmers, fishers and other land and sea managers in Durack, from the Kimberley to the Wheatbelt, could look at getting involved and make an application,” Ms Price said.
Ms Price reconfirmed the Australian Government’s commitment to ensuring 20 per cent of Australian Government investment made through the regional natural resource management organisations will be directed towards local projects and activities that are delivered by the community, under the National Landcare Programme’s regional stream.
“Essentially funding will be available on an annual basis to farmers, landcare and community groups in Durack so that they can continue with important on-ground works in their local communities,” Ms Price said.
The funding round opened on 19 September and closes on 20 October 2014.
For more information about the National Landcare Programme 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants 2014-15 go to www.nrm.gov.au.