ACT Environment Grants

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Subject: ACT Environment Grants
From: "Hastir, Chris" <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 16:00:29 +1000
Hi All
This has just been circulated to ACT Govt employees - thought it may be of interest.
Chris Hastir

ACT Environment Grants 2009-10 – Call for Applications

Applications for the 2009-10 ACT Environment Grants are now open.

The ACT Environment Grants provides financial assistance for community-based environment projects that complement delivery of the Government's environmental priorities. $273,571 is available in 2009-10.

The focus this year is on projects that:

  • support community engagement in implementing nature conservation strategies, including action plans for threatened species and ecological communities such as grasslands and woodlands. Specific education projects, involving schools and community groups are a priority;

  • encourage responsible management of pets for the protection of biodiversity;

  • promote sustainability;

  • 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 – specialist presenters or interpreters could be involved;

  • 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 negative environmental impacts; and

  • are likely to have a positive and desirable effect on the environment.

Not-for-profit community organisations and individuals can apply for funding.

Applications are due by Tuesday 30 June 2009 and successful projects will be announced in early August 2009.

Application kits can be obtained from the Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water website at;  the ACT Government grants portal or by calling Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

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