Applications now open to help environmental recovery from the bushfires

Monday, 26 October 2020

Men’s sheds, conservation groups, community organisations, not-for-profits and local councils can now apply for grants through the Bushfire Recovery for Wildlife and Habitat Community Grants Program to undertake on-ground recovery actions which will benefit their local environment. 

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said the $10 million program, offering grants of between $5000 to $150,000, is part of the Government’s $200 million investment to help native wildlife and their habitats recover from the devastating impacts of last summer’s bushfires.

“Areas of Wollondilly, Wingecarribee, Goulburn Mulwaree and the Upper Lachlan were deeply affected by the fires, and I know there have already been substantial rehabilitation efforts taking place in these bushfire affected environments. This program will mean more organisations can take part in real on the ground action,” Mr Taylor said.

“I encourage members of the community to apply for a grant and get involved in a hands-on way to help our environment bounce back.”

Grants from $5,000 to $150,000 are available to community organisations, conservation groups, traditional owners and local governments.

Eligible project activities include provision of supplementary shelter, nest boxes and artificial hollows, eradicating or reducing the impact of pest animals and weeds, protecting sensitive habitat and waterways, and seed collection, propagation and revegetation of native plants. 

Applications are now open and will close on 27 November 2020. Grant guidelines, which include information on eligible project locations, are available at business.gov.au/brwhc

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