Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Former Minister for Agriculture and Food; Transport

Hon Mia Davies MLA

Hon Mia Davies MLA

Former Minister for Water; Sport and Recreation; Forestry

    State NRM program grant rounds opened

    2/08/2016 11:05 AM
    • Two grant rounds to support community projects
    • $4 million committed in 2016-17 to natural resource management
    • Made possible by a $3.28 million Liberal National Government Royalties for Regions investment 

    The Liberal National Government has pledged $4 million in 2016-17 for community groups to undertake important environmental projects.


    Agriculture and Food Minister Dean Nalder said funding through the Natural Resource Management (NRM) grants program was available to groups including schools, not-for-profit organisations, local government and environmental action groups.


    "Local community groups can apply for grants of between $5,000 and $55,000 as part of the 2016-17 Community Action Grant round totalling $4 million to support important natural resource management activities," he said.


    In addition, $100,000 is available in the 2016-17 Community Capability Grant round for small projects between $1,000 and $10,000 which can be implemented over the next 12 months.


    Mr Nalder said more than 200 groups and organisations throughout Western Australia had already achieved impressive results with the support of State NRM program funding.


    Acting Regional Development Minister Mia Davies said she was pleased to see Royalties for Regions invest $3.28 million in these community grant rounds.


    "The Community Action Grant in particular supports local decision-making, enabling communities to undertake on-ground works that are vital to their local area and encourage their continued involvement in the initiative," Ms Davies said.


    "Regional Western Australia is home to many of the State's natural resources and it is important we invest in maintaining and enhancing our diverse assets for the benefit of all West Australians."


    Fact File

    • The grants are part of a $24 million funding commitment over three years towards State Natural Resource Management, which includes a $19.2 million Royalties for Regions investment
    • Online applications for the grants are now open at http://www.nrm.wa.gov.au  
    • Two community grant rounds are available:  the Community Action Grant for on-ground works and the Community Capability Grant (Small) to build capacity, improve governance and foster innovation
    • Applications for Community Action Grants close at noon on Monday September 5, 2016.  Community Capability Grants (Small) projects close at noon on Monday May 29, 2017, but may close earlier if fully subscribed 

    Agriculture and Food Minister's office - 6552 6400

    Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700


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