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Eligible landholders and community groups encouraged to apply for $5,000 in funding

Western Local Land Services is reminding landholders and community members that there is still a great opportunity for funding through the Western Region Small Land Management Grants.

This funding is targeted towards providing assistance to individuals and groups who are planning to increase knowledge, skills or raise awareness of issues relating to the environment, sustainable agriculture or natural resource management (NRM) in the Western region.

Grants of up to $5,000 are available for:

  • Training activities – related to achieving positive on-ground changes in land management.
  • Education activities – aimed at raising awareness of land management issues in the community.
  • Community activities – to support activities or events with an NRM, sustainable agriculture or environmental theme.

Western Local Land Services Senior Land Services Officer, Kyra Roach is encouraging landholders and community groups to contact her to discuss funding ideas.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for landholders or community members to increase their skill sets and raise awareness,” Ms Roach said.

“Past projects in this program have included grazing management training, low-stress stock handling, plant identification workshops and school education projects.

“I’d also like to remind landholders and community members that we are always looking for new and innovative ideas to develop into projects so they should definitely contact me if they have a different idea they want to explore further.”

The closing date for applications is 30 April 2018.

For more information, landholders are encouraged to contact Ms Roach on 0438 695 755 or visit the Grants and Funding section on our website for application forms and program guidelines.

Media contact:
Charlie Whiteley, Western Local Land Services, 0428 679 974.