State grants for community environment projects

14 May 2012 12:00 AMMichael Hart

Community groups across the Burleigh electorate have been invited to put in a bid to share in $12 million available through the Newman Government’s new Everyone’s Environment grants program

The Member for Burleigh, Michael Hart, said applications for the grants will open from 1 July, and he encouraged local community groups to apply.

“The grants of between $2,000 and $100,000 are to support local community projects which help stop environmental degradation,” Mr Hart said.

“The environment is one asset we can’t afford to lose.

“Individuals can make a small difference, but when groups of individuals act together to improve or save our environment then bigger things can be achieved.

“Whatever we do today affects the future for our children, and whatever positive actions we take now mean a cleaner, better future.

“Programs such as the Everyone’s Environment grants are an investment in the future.”

Grants are available for a range of projects including:

  • Tree-planting and land restoration;
  • Community and waterway clean-ups;
  • Run-off reduction and water quality improvement;
  • Enhancement of the natural beauty of local communities; and
  • Monitoring pollutants in streams

Mr Hart said the Newman Government was particularly interested to support partnerships between community organisations and local schools.

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