Call to ap­ply for grants

The Northern Star - - NEWS - For more de­tails and an ap­pli­ca­tion form visit www.san­tosor­gan­ics.com.au by 5pm Oc­to­ber 31.

REG­IS­TERED not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions in the By­ron Shire are be­ing en­cour­aged to ap­ply for a share of a $30,000 grant avail­able from San­tos Or­gan­ics.

Pref­er­ences will be made to projects tack­ling so­lu­tions to waste gen­er­a­tion or fo­cus­ing on am­pli­fy­ing sup­port for lo­cal food pro­duc­tion and con­sump­tion.

Sub­mis­sions must out­line how their projects will en­hance the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment and how they will im­pact the well-be­ing of com­mu­nity mem­bers.

The lo­cal not-for-profit be­came an en­vi­ron­men­tal char­ity in late 2017 when the 90 unit-hold­ers who pre­vi­ously owned the so­cial en­ter­prise, opted to give up their div­i­dend rights and con­vert the or­gan­i­sa­tion to its new struc­ture in July 2016. A grant round of­fered ear­lier this year gave six lo­cal not-for-prof­its a share of $40,000 which was granted to tackle plas­tic bag use, loss of seed se­cu­rity, feed­ing dis­ad­van­taged, eco­log­i­cal farm­ing, youth health and indige­nous em­ploy­ment through bush re­gen­er­a­tion.

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