LANDCARE groups are invited to a workshop to learn more about current funding opportunities for large group-scale projects.
Attendees will learn about the Australian Government’s 20 Million Trees Program and Victorian Government’s Threatened Species Protection Initiative, two major grants currently open for application that will fund projects valued between $2000 and $100,000.
Both of these programs will fund revegetation, weed control and remnant protection activities aiming to improve biodiversity.
The Australian Government’s 20 Million Trees Program also includes an opportunity to complement projects with funding for a Green Army.
West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority’s Partnership and Engagement Team Leader, Belinda Brennan, said the workshop will run through the grant application process and discuss the requirements for both grants.
“This is a great opportunity for groups who have an idea for a group scale project between $2000 and $100,000, but need guidance in getting the grant application together,” she said.
“The workshop will provide information on the programs and then run through the application process, including the technical parts of the grants which can be tricky to understand.
“We will also provide general tips for writing a good grant application, which will be useful for improving participants’ skills in applying for other grant applications as well.”
Duplicates of the same workshop will be held on September 1, 2015 in Traralgon at 10.30am, Yarram at 1.30pm and Leongatha at 6.30pm at the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority offices.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their ideas for projects and a laptop to the workshop.
The workshops are hosted by the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority with support through the Victorian Government’s Victorian Landcare Program.
For further information and to RSVP, contact Kathleen Bartlett, Regional Landcare Program Officer, at kathleenb@wgcma.vic.gov.au or 5613 5966.