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Community Grants Now Open

Thursday 9 September, 2010
The Community Education Grants 2010-11 Round is now open. Community groups and schools are encouraged to apply for funds to support projects that provide environmental education opportunities and materials that promote a healthy environment.

The Community Education Grants 2010-11 Round is now open. Community groups and schools are encouraged to apply for funds to support projects that provide environmental education opportunities and materials that promote a healthy environment.

Sponsored by the Broken Goulburn Implementation Committee, of the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA), the grants support community-led projects that raise awareness of catchment health and related environmental issues. Grants of up to $4,000 are available for community groups, schools and other non-profit groups.

Now entering its fifth year, the Community Education Grants program has supported many valuable community projects. Last year, examples of successful projects include: a community biodiversity celebration day, signposting the Chinaman's Island Nature Track in Yarrawonga, Murrindindi Climate Network's 2009 Sustainability Expo, a ‘Roadsides and Remnants' field tour by the Euroa Arboretum, a Merton Landcare creek walk, and the Goulburn Broken Greenhouse Alliance travelling education display.

"The great aspect of these grants is their flexibility for education and awareness raising, an area that community groups traditionally find challenging to fund" says David Dore
Chairman of the Broken Goulburn Implementation Committee.

"The Community Education Grants are not aimed at on ground works and we encourage groups to be creative and apply for activities such as field days, signage or educational booklets. Be innovative and help us promote and increase awareness of healthy catchments."

Applications close on Friday 15th October 2010.

For more information and to obtain an application form contact Rhiannon Apted on 5736 0108.