Queenslanders who are passionate about our beautiful Sunshine Coast environment are being invited to apply for a share of $5 million in funding through the State Government’s Everyone’s Environment grants program.
Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that applications are now open for round three of the Everyone’s Environment grants program which provides funding for local projects that focus on conservation, environmental research or heritage.
“Local organisations taking can apply for up to $100,000 for environmental and research projects and up to $40,000 for heritage projects,” Ms Simpson said
“This is a great opportunity to make a positive difference to our beautiful natural environment and conserve Queensland’s cultural heritage.”
Ms Simpson said the Everyone’s Environment program has been a huge success, with over 420 applications across Queensland received in the last two rounds.
“So far, the Queensland program has engaged over 10,300 volunteers who have removed some 370 wheelie bins of rubbish, more than 76,000 hectares of weeds and planted 94,000 trees.”
“In round one of this grant program, Maroochy Waterwatch received $100,000 to support its work to keep the Maroochy River catchment and tributaries clean and protected from pollution.”
“Maroochy Waterwatch and its dedicated volunteers do outstanding community work by carrying out daily litter patrols in the Maroochy and Mooloolah rivers.”
“I look forward to seeing more local heroes, enthusiastic volunteers, local community groups and research institutions making a difference by getting involved in local projects.”
Applications close on 15 August 2014.
For more information on the Everyone’s Environment grant program, visit www.ehp.qld.gov.au