2010 ENVIRONMENT TRUST GRANTS NOW OPEN

2010 ENVIRONMENT TRUST GRANTS NOW OPEN

29 March 2010

Groups seeking funding for environmental projects will be pleased to hear the NSW Environment Trust Grants are now open, the Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George said today.

Mr George said the Environment Trust offers an annual grant to support green projects, which do not usually receive funding from NSW Government resources.

“In 2010, the Trust will offer eight different grant programs to the value of $5.65m,” Mr George said.

“There are many community groups within the Lismore electorate whom could benefit from obtaining this funding for projects such as reserve restoration, community gardens or school-based projects.”

Mr George said the objectives if the Environment Trust varied depending on the project.

“These grants aim to encourage and support restoration and rehabilitation projects, promote environmental education, promote waste avoidance, resource recovery and fund environmental community groups.

Six of the eight grant programs remain open for 2010, including:

“Members of community groups, local government or schools wishing to gain more information regarding the program can visit the Department of Climate Change website www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants or contact the Environmental Trust by email info@environmentaltrust.nsw.gov.au or phone (02) 8837 6039.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577