Community groups doing environmental work in Mayo are being encouraged to apply to the Liberal National Government’s $22 million Communities Environment Program.
Liberal candidate for Mayo Georgina Downer said the program will provide up to $150,000 in Mayo and every other Federal electorate in 2019-20 for community-led projects delivering real environmental benefits.
“Each electorate can receive funding for up to 20 eligible projects, with grants ranging from $2500 to $20,000,” Ms Downer said.
“There’s a large number of community groups working on environmental projects in Mayo and I expect many would be eligible under this program. These would include service clubs, indigenous organisations, Landcare groups and schools.
“Grants will be available for small-scale projects like restoring coasts and wetlands, protecting native species, reducing waste and greening local parks and urban areas.”
More information about the Communities Environment Program is available at www.environment.gov.au/cep