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."
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
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