Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Ports; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade

    Grants to support natural resource stewardship now available

    21/06/2018 11:10 AM
    • $7.75 million in natural resources grants now available
    • Community groups have until August 6, 2018 to apply for grants ranging from $1,000 to $450,000
    • A focus on regenerative practices 

    Community groups committed to protecting Western Australia's natural assets can now apply for funding under a $7.75 million State Government grants program.


    State Natural Resource Management (NRM) program grants are available to local landcare, farming and NRM community groups, schools and local governments.


    The 2018-19 Community Stewardship Grants round, totalling $7.75 million, allows groups to apply for two different types of grants - small grants between $1,000 and $25,000, and large grants between $25,000 and $450,000.


    These grants can fund both co-ordination roles and on-ground activities that contribute to the conservation and sustainable and regenerative use of natural resources across WA.


    Applications close at 12pm on Monday August 6, 2018. For more information, visit http://www.nrm.wa.gov.au or contact the State NRM Program on 9368 3168.


    Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:


    "It takes a huge community effort to care for and enhance our vast and unique natural environment, and that's why the Community Stewardship Grants are so important.


    "The grants are part of a $31 million funding commitment to the State NRM program over four years.


    "The large Community Stewardship Grants allow groups to apply for larger funding amounts over longer periods of time and can support both co-ordination roles and on-ground activities.


    "The small grants provide funding for smaller, shorter projects that are more responsive to opportunities and ideas as they arise.


    "All these groups work diligently to care for our water resources, conserve our native animals, protect our flora, and to educate others in the community about the conservation of our natural resources, especially our soils."  


    Minister's office - 6552 6200