$9 MILLION ON THE TABLE TO PRESERVE OUR THREATENED SPECIES
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is encouraging the community to apply for grants to help save threatened native wild life in the region.
Mr Anderson said the NSW Government has put $9 million on the table to deliver more local projects to save threatened species.
“This program has already delivered more than $100,000 for developing koala habitat on a number of properties near Gunnedah. It’s a program that really delivers.
“This is the first time this scale of funding has been available to the community from the Saving our Species (SOS) program.
“The new grants program is designed to increase the number of species that can be secured in the wild. Saving our Species is investing $100 million over five years.
“Under the program individual grants of up to $350,000 are available for projects that will run for seven years and will require a contribution from the successful organisation and project partners.
“Saving threatened species can be as simple as planting native vegetation, weed programs or research projects that involved people of all ages keeping a record of a specific bird or animal.
“All applicants are strongly encouraged to develop and deliver projects with other collaborating partners.
Applications close on 13 August 2018.
For more information: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/saving-our-species-contestable-grants-program-2018.htm