GREEN GRANTS OPEN TO CARE FOR LOCAL ENVIRONMENT

Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George is urging local communities and not for profit organisations to apply for the Environmental Trust’s next round of green grants.

Mr George said applications were now open for this year’s Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation Program.

“The Restoration and Rehabilitation program funds projects that protect, restore and enhance the natural environment,” Mr George said.

“Last year the Trust awarded 49 grants totalling $4 million as part of the program across NSW, including projects locally undertaken by the Big Scrub Rainforest Landcare Group, EnviTE Inc and Upper Clarence Combined Landcare. “Grants of $5,000 to $100,000 are available and open to community organisations, non-profit organisations and state and local government organisations.”

Applications are open until August 31.

For more information people can go to the Environmental Trust website www.environment.nsw.gov.au or phone the Trust on 8837 6093.

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