Coun­cil cash for great ideas

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

IF YOU have an ex­cel­lent idea for a sus­tain­abil­ity ini­tia­tive you could be in the run­ning for a grant of up to $10,000.

The Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil is en­cour­ag­ing com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions to ap­ply for a new grant aimed at in­creas­ing the re­gion’s sus­tain­abil­ity and re­duc­ing cli­mate change im­pacts.

The Cli­mate Change and Sus­tain­abil­ity Grant pro­gram is open to non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions that want to de­velop and im­ple­ment pro­grams, ac­tiv­i­ties and projects that make a pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion to a sus­tain­able fu­ture.

“This could be through im­proved en­ergy ef­fi­ciency, re­new­able en­ergy projects, com­mu­nity ed­u­ca­tion and en­gage­ment, de­vel­op­ing com­mu­nity gar­dens and lo­cal food net­works, in­creas­ing use of green trans­port or help­ing to en­hance the re­silience of lo­cal eco-sys­tems to the im­pacts of cli­mate change,” Mayor Val Schier said.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for the Cli­mate Change and Sus­tain­abil­ity Grant pro­gram opened on Mon­day. Grants of up to a max­i­mum $10,000 can be ap­plied for.

There will be one fund­ing round per year, which opened on Mon­day and will close in Novem­ber.

Ap­pli­ca­tions must be re­ceived on or be­fore Novem­ber 25.

To ap­ply for a grant con­tact the sus­tain­abil­ity of­fi­cer on 4044 3312.

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