Applications open for Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation Grants

Environment Minister Mark Speakman has invited community organisations and councils to apply for a share of the NSW Government’s $5.3 million Restoration and Rehabilitation Grants Program.

Volunteers, bush regeneration, South Smoky Beach

Mr Speakman said the Environmental Trust Grants Program aimed to help community organisations, local councils and other groups run projects that would prevent or reduce environmental degradation at a local level.

“These grants will help communities and organisations conduct important environmental work in relation to vulnerable ecosystems,” Mr Speakman said.

“The government has set aside $5.3 million for this year’s grants program for projects working to conserve and restore our natural environment.

“There is $2 million available to community and not-for-profit organisations, $2 million for government entities and a further $1.3 million is available for owners and managers of NSW State Heritage Register listed properties.”

Applications for grants of $5,000 to $100,000 close on Friday, 18 September 2015.

Grants are available for projects where work is carried out over a period of up to three years.

To apply or for more details visit Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation Grants.