The ACT Government is calling for applications for the 2009-10 ACT Environment Grants. More than $270,000 is available to support worthwhile environmental grants
Applications for projects can include:
- Support community engagement in environmental activities
- Encourage responsible management of pets for the protection of biodiversity.
- Support or complement ACT Government/community events relating to the management of natural resources.
- Deliver a variety of walks, talks and activities on environmental subjects.
- Promote local involvement in environmental activities that could extend to bush or urban park rehabilitation and recovery campaigns.
- Involve the local Indigenous community in local environmental initiatives.
- Encourage wise use of resources and reduced environmental impacts.
- Have a positive and desirable effect on the environment.
- In addition, this year the Government is encouraging activities that help celebrate Canberra’s centenary in 2013 and its status as Australia’s ‘Bush Capital’.
Projects funded last year include biodiversity enhancement through native plantings, recycling and waste reduction campaigns, bicycle incentives for CO2 reduction, incentives to reduce feral cat populations and an eco-challenge community learning initiative.
Applications are open to not-for-profit organisations and individuals and close on Tuesday 30 June 2009. It is anticipated that successful projects will be announced in early August 2009.
Application kits are available from the Department of the Environment Climate Change, Energy and Water website or by contacting the Program Administrator on 6205 2989.