A Community Biodiversity Grants Program will shortly be open for applications. Community groups, including schools and other incorporated or auspiced groups, will be 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. Eligible projects might include:
- on-ground works such as planting weed control, pest animal control on public land or private land in Hepburn
- 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
Application forms and eligibility criteria will be available on Council website towards the end of April.