2019 Community Grants now open!

Do you have a bright idea to protect or restore our local environment?

Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. (FBA) have officially opened their 2019 round of Community Grants, with Regional Land Partnership funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

The grants are designed to enable the community to participate in innovative and grassroot environmental initiatives, with up to $10,000 available per project. FBA are this year also seeking to support agricultural focused projects promoting sustainable land management.

In the past round of Community Grants, FBA allocated funds to Yeppoon Inlet Association, Surfrider Foundation Capricorn Coast, Greening Australia and Conservation Volunteers Australia, amongst others.

Combined, these projects supported endemic species, established native gardens, controlled pests and reduced marine debris in substantial volumes across the Fitzroy region. In every project, a strong community spirit shone through, with volunteers making change happen.

To be eligible, applicants must propose a project that is:
  • Within the Fitzroy NRM region
  • Innovative
  • Enhancing the sustainability of landscapes, habitats or communities
  • Cost-effective
  • Community minded
  • Environmentally beneficial

FBA’s Community Participation Officer Lisa Del Riccio is appealing to anyone with an innovative idea to apply.

“Our Community Grants scheme is a unique opportunity that supports local, grassroot campaigns to get their local ideas off the ground,” she said.

“We invite submissions from all areas, backgrounds and groups across the Fitzroy NRM region to ensure a diverse spread of projects are supported.

The FBA team are excited to review incoming submissions, support their development and witness the impact they will have for our environment.”

For more information about the 2019 Community Grants scheme, to download the submission form or check eligibility requirements, visit http://fba.org.au/fba-project-assistance/fba-community-grants-2019/ or email Lisa Del Riccio at lisa.delriccio@fba.org.au or phone 4999 2800.

Applications will close at midnight on 13 January 2019.