The Community Biodiversity Grants Program is now open for applications. Community groups, including environmental groups, schools and other incorporated or auspiced groups, are encouraged to apply. Projects for amounts up to $5,000 will be considered.
Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate how their project links to the objectives in the Hepburn Shire’s Biodiversity Strategy. Projects need to demonstrate sound ecological basis and value for money. Eligible projects might include:
- on-ground works such as planting weed control, pest animal control on public land or private land in Hepburn Shire
- publications, electronic media or events aimed at raising awareness of biodiversity issues and promoting action
- activities such as training and networking activities that increase capacity and sustainability of volunteer groups.
Applications close 17 May 2019.
Recommendations to Council will be made at the June Ordinary Council Meeting June.
Prospective applicants must contact the Biodiversity Officer prior to submitting an application – refer to guidelines for contact details.
Guidelines Biodiversity Grants Guidelines
Hard Copy Form Application Form – Biodiversity Grant Program – 2019