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Applications Invited for Round 4 Environmental Grants

Grants to project plans to benefit the environment now open for application.

By Portal Admin - 15th December 2019 - Back to News

Educational and not-for-profit groups across East Gippsland, who are planning projects to benefit the environment, are being invited to apply for Round 4 of East Gippsland Water's popular Native Vegetation and Habitat Creation Grants program.

The Native Vegetation and Habitat Creation Grants Program forms part of the organisation's ongoing commitment to enhance the liveability and bolster the resilience of East Gippsland communities.

East Gippsland Water's Executive Manager Customers, Carol Ross, said that the program was introduced following community feedback and had been well received.

"During the extensive community engagement undertaken for the pricing submission, customers told us they wanted East Gippsland Water to be more environmentally focused and to do more for our local environment," Carol said.

"As a result, 15 projects totalling over $258,000 have received funding during the first three rounds of the program.

"The successful recipients in Round 3 were Swan Reach Primary School, Paynesville Landcare Coastcare Group, Orbost Secondary College and East Gippsland Landcare Network with over $36,000 allocated across the four projects."

Grants are available for new and existing projects that focus on native vegetation planting or habitat creation.

More information, including the eligibility criteria and an application pack, is available from East Gippsland Water's website, or by contacting East Gippsland Water's Community Engagement Team on 1800 671 841.

Applications close 4pm, on Friday 17 January, 2020, with the successful grant recipients to be announced on East Gippsland Water's In the Flow Page in the East Gippsland News on 19 February 2020, as well as on the organisation's website and Facebook page.


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