Environment Grants to care for nature and Country open for applications

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Canberrans and community groups are encouraged to apply for the latest round of the ACT Government’s environmental grants.

Minister for the Environment Rebecca Vassarotti met with community groups at Yerrabi Ponds on Friday to announce the latest round of funding for through the ACT Environment and Nature in the City Grants. The grants aim to provide financial support to community-based projects that care for the environment and strengthen people’s connection to nature.

“This year’s program will see $300,000 invested into local environment groups to help conserve and enhance our natural environment in our urban areas and parkland,” Minister Vassarotti said.

“Local conservation groups and individuals use grants like these to care for and develop Canberra’s natural environment and support the ACT Government’s long-term objectives of a sustainable and resilient city.

“The ACT Government initiated this grants program in 1997 and since then the program has supported over 350 projects. These grants are a proven way to assist Canberrans in looking after our unique and amazing environment.

“Last year we saw funding go to a number of important projects, including the creation of bird and bee friendly gardens in Holder, managing weed threats in Ginninderra Creek, and work to increase habitats for our native wildlife in urban areas.”

The 2021–2022 ACT Environment and Nature in the City Grants program opens today and closes at 11.59pm on Wednesday, 28 April 2021.

For more information on grant guidelines and how to apply, visit the ACT Environment website.

or contact [email protected] for more information.

Minister Vassarotti meets with community members to announce the latest round of environment grants at Yerrabi Ponds
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