Ju­nior land­care and bio­di­ver­sity grants open

Alpine Observer - - News -

THE State Gov­ern­ment has an­nounced $400,000 in fund­ing for Ju­nior Land­care and bio­di­ver­sity grants, to help kids across the state pro­tect Vic­to­ria’s en­vi­ron­ment.

Ja­clyn Symes (MLC, North­ern Vic­to­ria) is en­cour­ag­ing lo­cal groups to ap­ply for the fund, which is open to Vic­to­rian schools, kinder­gartens, child­care cen­tres, Scouts, Guides and youth groups.

Grants of up to $5000 will be avail­able to fund projects that boost bio­di­ver­sity through the devel­op­ment, im­prove­ment or restora­tion of habi­tat for Vic­to­ria’s na­tive plants and an­i­mals.

Grants will also be avail­able for pro­grams that en­gage or ed­u­cate young peo­ple to value and ac­tively care for Vic­to­ria’s nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment.

The grants will en­cour­age young peo­ple across Vic­to­ria to learn more about the en­vi­ron­ment through out­door, hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties.

“These grants are an im­por­tant tool for pro­tect­ing our nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment at a grass­roots level,” Ms Symes said.

“Young peo­ple across North­ern Vic­to­ria will get hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence and learn about the world be­yond the class­room.

“These grants will help us de­liver our am­bi­tious en­vi­ron­men­tal agenda, while en­cour­ag­ing young peo­ple to con­nect with the lo­cal en­vi­ron­ment.”

The grants will be ad­min­is­tered by Land­care Aus­tralia as part of their Ju­nior Land­care pro­gram, in part­ner­ship with the Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­ment, Land, Wa­ter and Plan­ning.

For more in­for­ma­tion about how to ap­ply visit: en­vi­ron­ment.vic.gov.au.

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