Funding Opportunities for Coastcarers in NSW
Applications for the latest Coastal and Estuary Planning Grants offered by the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage close at the end of this month. These grants provide technical and financial support to local government to assist in managing coastal zones and the risks associated with them. The grants are open to local councils, regional organisations of councils and local land services that partner with local councils. They may be used to develop or transition to a Coastal Management Plan or to undertake design or cost benefit analysis for infrastructure works recommended in such plans.
Over $230,000 was given out to last year to support these projects. To investigate the eligibility of your Coastcare group or council visit the OEH website.
Congratulations to Victorian Volunteers!
Congratulations to the 29 Victorian Coastcare groups who recently received funding as part of that state’s $2 million boost to the Coastcare program. Some of the projects to receive funding include: sea spurge weeding activities in the Lakes Entrance area; hooded plover protection and monitoring in Wilsons Promontory; habitat preservation on Mud Islands; and re-vegetation on Ranelagh Beach Foreshore Reserve.
The Victoria Community Grants support the conservation, restoration and rehabilitation of coastal and marine environments along Victoria’s 2000km of coastline. The grants will rise in value to almost $300,000 over the next two years, so watch this space for more. For information on the Victorian Coastcare program visit the Community Grants Program website.
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