Media release: Environment Levy Grants on offer
11 July 2018
Council has $180,000 worth of grant funding available for eligible community groups who support biodiversity conservation and foster community partnerships.
Applications for grant funding will be open until 9 August 2018 and may be submitted online at gympie.qld.gov.au/public-notices.
Gympie Regional Councillor, Tourism, Environment and Special Projects portfolio, Dr Daryl Dodt, said the annual grants program is a great opportunity for groups who are passionate about their region.
“If you are part of a not-for-profit group who works towards protecting our local environment, I strongly encourage you to apply for one of these grants,” he said.
“In the Gympie region community, we’re fortunate to have so many volunteers, community groups and families who give their time and resources to protect our local animals and habitat. These grants aim to support this work”.
To be eligible for a grant, community groups must be located within the Gympie region, have a formalised project plan and be able to demonstrate measurable project outcomes that are consistent with Council’s recently adopted Environment Strategy (which can be viewed on Council’s website).
In some cases, the group may be asked to demonstrate how the project will be maintained beyond the completion date.
Funding is aimed at groups which carry out land management activities, community engagement or environmental activities.
To find out more about the Environment Levy Grant program, visit gympie.qld.gov.au/public-notices, call 1300 307 800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.