Grants Available for Environmental Projects

15/07/2014

Queenslanders who are passionate about the places they live are being invited to apply for a share of $5 million in funding through the Newman Government’s Everyone’s Environment grants program.

 

State Members, Seath Holswich and Trevor Ruthenberg are pleased to announce the State Government is now accepting applications for round three of the Everyone’s Environment grants program.

 

They encourage locals to nominate for a share in $5 million of funding for Queensland projects that focus on conservation, environmental research or heritage.

 

“Local organisations taking on environmental and research projects can apply for up to $100,000 and heritage projects can receive up to $40,000,” Mr Holswich said

 

“The Everyone’s Environment grant program is delivering $12 million in total to tackle environmental degradation and conserve Queensland’s cultural heritage.”

 

“Now is the time to take advantage of this great opportunity and make a positive environmental impact.” he said.

 

Mr Ruthenberg said “So far, these grants have enabled volunteers to carry out 191 projects across Queensland to plant nearly 95,000 trees and restore 76,250 hectares of land.”

 

“With the new research category this round, I look forward to seeing more local projects getting off the ground.”

 

This grants program is also supporting heritage activities including the restoration of historic buildings.

 

Applications close on 15 August 2014.

 

For more information on the Everyone’s Environment grant program, visit www.ehp.qld.gov.au