The Morrison Government is investing more than $22 million in a new program to support local environmental projects giving communities across Far North Queensland new opportunities to protect and care for our natural environment.
The Communities Environment Program will see each electorate provided with up to $150,000 to fund up to 20 local projects.
The grants available will range from $2,500 to $20,000 per project.
Federal Leichhardt MP and Special Envoy to the Great Barrier Reef Warren Entsch said the Communities Environment program would empower local community groups to deliver practical improvements to the local environment.
He said a broad range of organisations are eligible for nomination, including community clubs, not-for-profit organisations, landcare groups and schools.
“Community groups in Far North Queensland are already delivering fantastic projects, whether it’s planting trees, cleaning up local waterways, reducing litter or protecting native species,” Mr Entsch said.
Far North Queenslanders care deeply about their communities and are passionate about protecting our local flora and fauna, our threatened species, and our beautiful natural environment.
The Communities Environment Program will harness that passion by helping grassroots community organisations to deliver practical local project and to ensure a cleaner and greener for future generations.”
It is CRITICAL to note that there is a two-step process for applicants.
Firstly, an Expression of Interest (EOI) form must be completed and returned to Mr Entsch’s office before Friday, 27 September 2019.
To request a copy of the EOI form and factsheet, applicants should contact Mr Entsch’s office on 07 4051 2220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Expressions of Interest will then be independently assessed against the program’s criteria
The shortlisted projects, up to 20, totalling up to $150,000, will then be invited by Mr Entsch to complete a formal online application.
Further information is available at: www.business.gov.au/cep.